Opeth

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Country Sweden
Added By Mike
13 years ago
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1995-2002 Metal
2003 Rock
2005-2008 Metal
2011-2016 Rock
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8.7 x16
Nordic Technical Retro Prog Post Rock/Extreme Metal
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80 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, two users rate it lower. 48 users think it is prog, three users think it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 94 studio tracks by Opeth.
Track durations range from 54s to 20m 14s, averaging at 7m 33s with a standard deviation of 3m 30s.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 4 years ago
OpethMyspace.com - Pale Communion 2014
8.9
Prog Rock
My least favorite album since Deliverance. Seems that the growls are gone, but the songs have become more cheesy. Had to wait for the final track to find the Opeth I really like.
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Comment by Mike 4 years ago
OpethMyspace.com - Pale Communion 2014
8.3
Prog Rock
"Dissonance by numbers" ... that came to my mind when I listened to this album. Gone is the inspired songwriting of old, and the occasional warmth and melancholy that always stood out for me in Opeth - an unfortunate trend that started on their previous album Heritage.
Comment by Semprini 6 years ago
OpethMyspace.com - Heritage 2011
9.5
Prog Rock
Completely blown away, this is a brave album. Didn't take many listens to become my favourite Opeth offering. Highlights: Devil's Orchard, Nepenthe, Famine, I Feel the Dark
Comment by PowerWyrm 7 years ago
OpethMyspace.com - Heritage 2011
9.9
Atmospheric Retro Prog Rock
Sounds a lot like the past two albums, minus the harsh vocals and with a lot more 70's prog feeling... but I like!
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Review by Time_Signature 9 years ago <Permalink>
OpethMyspace.com - Damnation 2003
9.1
Prog Rock
A great album which, with its lack of growls and distorted
guitars, is also a very brave album from Opeth. Rather than
blending death metal and progressive rock, it seems that on
this album, Ã…kerfeldt is aiming for a blend of melancholic
90s-style alternative rock with progressive rock, and it works
quite well.
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Comment by J-Man 9 years ago
OpethMyspace.com - Morningrise 1996
8.8
Prog Extreme Metal
I might go so far as to say this is one of Opeth's most progressive albums to date. Every song exceeds ten minutes, and the closer is a growl free opus that needs to be listened to. The Night And The Silent Water is one of my top prog metal songs ever released. The 20 minute epic Black Rose Immortal isn't a great epic, but it still is worth listening to. This isn't a great introduction to non-death metal fans, but for everyone else, this is a great album.
Comment by J-Man 9 years ago
OpethMyspace.com - Damnation 2003
7.7
Psychedelic Prog Rock
This is known as Opeth's growl free album, and it doesn't disappoint. One of the things that made me love Opeth was the excellent contrasts between death metal and mellow sections. It doesn't contain any of these contrasts, and prog metal fans may feel left in the dust. The music is very mellow, and occasionally gets boring, but never for too long. I recommend this only to people opposed to death metal growls. Everyone should get it at some point, but prog metal fans should start with other releases.
Comment by J-Man 9 years ago
OpethMyspace.com - Still Life 1999
9.7
Prog Extreme Metal
This is the album that opened a whole new world to me. I loved prog metal, but hated growled vocals, and this was what got me interested in them. The music is excellent, and has great changes between death metal and acoustic elements. This really is an essential album for any prog fan, whether you think you like death metal vocals or not.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
OpethMyspace.com - Blackwater Park 2001
7.2
Prog Extreme Metal
Decent music, but the vocals suck and are too distracting to make listening to this enjoyable.
Review by PowerWyrm 10 years ago <Permalink>
OpethMyspace.com - Watershed 2008
9.1
Prog Metal
A strong follow up to Ghost Reveries, with the same tendencies to add more mellow passages between the extreme parts. In fact, it's the only album (except of course Damnation) that has more songs with only clean vocals than songs with growls. The music is also quite different from the Still Life - Deliverance era, with half of the band having been replaced and with the addition of a permanent keyboardist. Sounds like we have here a transitional album, but the transition seems almost complete...
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Comment by ElectroVolta 10 years ago
OpethMyspace.com - Blackwater Park 2001
9.7
Prog Death Metal
Thanks in a fairly large part to Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) this is as good as Opeth's Still Life but with even more amazing production. Pefect length, and acoustic/heavy parts. This and Still Life is the peak of Opeth, but personally, I find this release to be their ultimate peak.
Comment by Mike 10 years ago
OpethMyspace.com - Watershed 2008
8.9
Symphonic Prog Extreme Metal
A very strong release. Mikael is still the main songwriter, but it seems like the other band members (especially the new ones at drums and 2nd guitar) add their influences to the compositions more prominently than on the previous albums. And the keyboards are no longer side effects like on Ghost Reveries - in fact they give this a lush, symphonic touch which reminds me of Camel - who Mikael is a huge fan of - more than anything they did before. The growling is still there, but to a lesser extent - for the first time clean vocals dominate a heavy Opeth album. Add to that the epic long track, and you get - a masterly prog album!
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Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
OpethMyspace.com - Damnation 2003
9.1
Prog Rock
No growls makes my ears much happier. This is a magnificent album.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
OpethMyspace.com - The Roundhouse Tapes 2007, Live
7.0
Prog Extreme Metal
Songs sound even worse live than recorded. Probably pretty good if you can handle the vocal growls, but I can't. Thought I would try it to see if it sounded any better, but it doesn't.
Comment by thoughthouse 11 years ago
OpethMyspace.com - Still Life 1999
9.7
Prog Death Metal
Almost as good as Blackwater Park, but just not the same level of production.
Comment by thoughthouse 11 years ago
OpethMyspace.com - Blackwater Park 2001
10.0
Prog Death Metal
Perfect.
Review by Lofcaudio 11 years ago <Permalink>
OpethMyspace.com - Deliverance 2002
7.8
Prog Black Metal
This is perhaps Opeth's heaviest album.  And while I much prefer Opeth's more mellow moments (such as those on the Damnation album), I do enjoy this album when in the right mood.  Akerfeldt's growls do wear on me after a while though, so this isn't an album that I'll probably ever listen to back-to-back.  "For Absent Friends" is a beautiful instrumental and gives the listener a pleasant intermission from the rest of the speedy Death Metal.
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Review by PowerWyrm 12 years ago <Permalink>
OpethMyspace.com - Damnation 2003
10.0
Atmospheric Prog Rock
I was waiting for eight years for Opeth to deliver an album without extreme metal parts, and this is it - the complete antithesis from the twin album Deliverance (their heaviest album). Most people will find it too mellow, but not me... it's simply outstanding. Fans of Anathema and Porcupine Tree should love this album too.

Highly recommended (one of the 3 albums of my collection that could pretend to a maximum rating...)
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Still Life 1999
 #1

9.3 x25
Nordic Heavy Technical Prog Post Death Metal
Blackwater Park 2001
 #2

9.0 x35
Nordic Technical Prog Death Metal/Rock
Watershed 2008
 #3

8.7 x42
Nordic Symphonic Technical Prog Extreme Metal
Ghost Reveries 2005
 #4

8.8 x36
Nordic Technical Prog Death Metal
Damnation 2003
 #5

8.7 x31
Nordic Symphonic Technical Prog Rock/Metal
Heritage 2011
 #6

8.7 x17
Atmospheric Retro Prog Rock/Metal
Morningrise 1996
 #7

8.5 x20
Nordic Technical Prog Death Metal
Deliverance 2002
 #8

8.3 x19
Nordic Symphonic Technical Prog Death Metal
My Arms Your Hearse 1998
 #9

8.3 x16
Nordic Heavy Technical Prog Post Death Metal
Orchid 1995
 #10

8.1 x15
Nordic Technical Prog Death Metal
Pale Communion 2014
 #11

8.7 x9
Nordic Technical Prog Rock/Metal
Sorceress 2016
 #12

8.9 x6
Nordic Technical Prog Rock/Metal
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Sorceress 2016
 10 months ago
rushfan4
9.3
Prog Rock
Sorceress 2016
 10 months ago
PowerWyrm
8.6
Prog Rock/Metal
Sorceress 2016
 10 months ago
rushfan4
9.3
Prog Rock
Sorceress 2016
 12 months ago
rushfan4
9.3
Prog Rock
Sorceress 2016
 2 years ago
rushfan4
9.3
Prog Rock
Sorceress 2016
 2 years ago
rushfan4
9.3
Prog Rock
Pale Communion 2014
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.7
Prog Rock
Blackwater Park 2001
 3 years ago
Jozef47
9.3
Nordic Technical Prog Extreme Metal
Deliverance 2002
 3 years ago
Jozef47
8.8
Nordic Technical Prog Extreme Metal
Ghost Reveries 2005
 3 years ago
Jozef47
9.2
Nordic Technical Prog Death Metal
Still Life 1999
 3 years ago
Jozef47
9.8
Nordic Technical Prog Death Metal
Heritage 2011
 3 years ago
Jozef47
8.7
Nordic Heavy Prog Metal
Damnation 2003
 3 years ago
Mike
8.9
Symphonic Prog Rock
Pale Communion 2014
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.7
Prog Rock
Pale Communion 2014
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.7
Prog Rock
My Arms Your Hearse 1998
 3 years ago
Jozef47
8.8
Nordic Technical Experimental Prog Death Metal
Morningrise 1996
 3 years ago
Jozef47
9.3
Nordic Technical Prog Death Metal
Pale Communion 2014
 3 years ago
Jozef47
9.3
Nordic Technical Prog Metal
Watershed 2008
 3 years ago
Jozef47
9.0
Nordic Technical Prog Extreme Metal
Orchid 1995
 4 years ago
Jozef47
9.2
Nordic Technical Prog Extreme Metal