On a rainy Wednesday afternoon in the Alps of Lucerne, I’m listening to “Quivering” by Limp, a super moody song with a slow-burning feeling that’s a perfect fit for a day like this. As a big Opeth admirer, I fell in love with the feeling of the song as it reminded me of Opeth’s acoustic songs from many years ago. Limp, whose sound is influenced by Opeth, has created a promising song that I’m excited to delve into.
The song’s musical side has a 70s prog-rock atmosphere and energy, blending alternative, shoegaze, acoustic, and prog-rock influences. Limp has a traditional setup with drums, guitars, bass, keys, and vocals. The band’s sound matches Opeth’s, but this time with the beautiful and soothing voice of a female singer.
Moreover, the song’s concept has a minimalist approach that I genuinely enjoyed. Although it’s only 3 minutes and 10 seconds long, it feels like a long instrumental and proggy journey. The instrumentation is the foundation of the music, and the vocalist only accompanies the entire song with her part, which was one of the significant moments for me. Additionally, the band also took advantage of using cinematic elements such as a speech along the way, which makes everything much more proggy and conceptual.
Lastly, the technical side of the job also carries highly satisfying quality. “Quivering” stands out with its natural-sounding instruments with satisfying headroom and easiness in the making. Everything flows so smoothly, and you feel the charm of real played music with humanly reference. All musicians contribute equally to the ultimate Limp character, and I’m entirely satisfied with the song’s sound despite its similarities with Opeth’s Damnation.