Ghost Ship Octavius
GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS - Delirium 2-LP (Black Vinyl)
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Though much of this material was likely written prior to the late 2017 passing of metal legend Warrel Dane, the generally somber and abstract character of this album could be seen as a final tribute to Wicklund’s and Van Williams’ former compatriot. My author of this review was largely ambivalent regarding Nevermore’s seminal offerings, but even he would be remiss to understate Dane’s lasting impact on the present American scene, which lives on to a fair extent through the ongoing exploits of those connected with both Nevermore, Sanctuary and his own solo project, not to mention several recently formed bands paying tribute to the unique niche he pioneered following the close of the 1980s. Regardless of whether one counts himself a fan of Nevermore or not, this is a truly breathtaking excursion into progressive metal that any avid follower of the sub-genre should experience.