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some guy who can't get his act together & lend me a cd reckons i'll love them coz i like meshuggah. i have serious reservations and expect dream theatre style wannk . what happens?.......

bob snoom, Thursday, 17 October 2002 13:11 (seventeen years ago) link

Oh they're great -- not at all like Meshuggah though. Quite tuneful & half-melodic (they have a "death" vocalist and a clean vocalist, or maybe it's the same guy). Their progginess is tempered by some great ill-will. Like Katatonia minus the sensitive side. "Blackwater Park" is the masterpiece, there's a new one coming soon.

J0hn Darn13lle, Thursday, 17 October 2002 13:29 (seventeen years ago) link

Some informative reviews.

I'm inclined to echo the sentiment that they could be great if they got their shit together and write something coherent. People seem to love them though - and I do enjoy some of it (mainly "Orchid", probably because that's the first thing I heard from them and it has quite well done twin guitar melodies). It's nothing like Dream Theater who always had that annoying 70s/early 80s "heavy metal" wanking thing along with the OTT prog attitude. And nothing like the "smothering the listener with rhythmical chaos" approach of Meshuggah either. It's quite laid back stuff really, even the "heavy" passages aren't extreme at all.

Siegbran (eofor), Thursday, 17 October 2002 15:10 (seventeen years ago) link

"Blackwater Park" is the masterpiece

How I heard of the band in the first place, actually! Thanks to Steven Wilson producing...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 17 October 2002 15:28 (seventeen years ago) link

Very excellent and I don't listen to them half as much as I should. Their tracks manage to combine acoustic-folk singing with scorched-earth black metal and it works quite nicely. A good introduction to the Death/Black scene I'd say, even if they're not necessarily either of those.

dog latin, Thursday, 17 October 2002 15:34 (seventeen years ago) link

i bought "orchid" a year and a half ago and i listened to it once and said "hey, this is pretty nice, the melodic stuff and the guitars and everything" and then i never listened to it again. it's sitting in the rack gathering dust as i type this. i feel kind of bad about it. it just didn't kick my ass, in a period when i definitely needed to have my ass kicked by metallic europeans.

they get points for naming one of their albums using a line from a comus song, though.

your null fame (yournullfame), Thursday, 17 October 2002 19:48 (seventeen years ago) link

as a matter of fact, that's part of my problem with opeth - they're obviously influenced by folk and prog stuff from the 70s but they seem to be more interested in talking about it than showing it. and the death vocal/clean vocal thing is pretty irritating.

your null fame (yournullfame), Thursday, 17 October 2002 19:49 (seventeen years ago) link

Just finished listening to "Orchid" and "Blackwater Park" again, and now I remember why I hardly ever play it. The acoustic folk bits are rather boring, bordering on muzak actually, and the heavier parts are very predictable, like throwaway At The Gates riffs played by people who don't really care. "Orchid" is also very sterile, although the production is much to blame for that - they fixed that on the later albums, but even "Blackwater Park" sounds somewhat lacklustre and meandering.

I can see why Opeth is so popular outside metal circles, it's very much a metal band for people who don't like metal. They're very conventional melodically, not very inaccessible or harsh and keep the distorted guitars and growly vocals in bite-sized 2 minute chunks. They might be formulaic, but they're not one-dimensional and can pull off a range of vocal styles and melodies. Plus they don't talk about Satan, Odhinn, misanthropy or nuclear armageddon, which also broadens their appeal...

Siegbran (eofor), Thursday, 17 October 2002 21:12 (seventeen years ago) link

four years pass...

'still life' is still the masterpiece.

everything else with the exception of 'damnation' (which is pretty average) ranges from very good to excellent. at their sharpest and most focused, they are pretty unbeatable in the metal genre, i'd suggest. they are weaker at times when their songs don't follow a cohesive structure and there's discordance between the heavier and more mellow parts.

Charlie Howard, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 08:06 (twelve years ago) link

I haven't heard anything earlier than Blackwater Park, but everything I have heard ranges from very good to excellent. Both the clean and death vocals took some getting used to for me, but I don't mind them now. I suppose they might infuriate metal purists because of their prog/folk tendencies. Great riffs, melodies, and musicianship; interesting textures, arrangements and song structures. They might be a bit too earnest for some tastes.

o. nate, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 17:53 (twelve years ago) link

the deeper I got into metal, the less I liked Opeth, though Blackwater Park still does the trick for me - it's pretty much all the Opeth I need

IOW Siegbran OTM, unsurprisingly

J0hn D., Wednesday, 27 June 2007 18:03 (twelve years ago) link

i still like the old stuff best. the last album lost me completely, even though it's a pretty impressive performance. well, i did like damnation/deliverence, so i guess i don't only like their old stuff. the only album i truly love by them though is morningrise and i haven't played it in ages.

scott seward, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 18:08 (twelve years ago) link

well, the last album didn't LOSE me, really, it's a natural progression from damnation/deliverence, i just never want to play it. i listened to it twice, i think.

scott seward, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 18:09 (twelve years ago) link

i would definitely recommend damnation/deliverence to prog fans and hard rock fans and i would definitely recommend morningrise to metal fans. most metal fans have probably already heard it though. but just in case!

scott seward, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 18:11 (twelve years ago) link

the deeper I got into metal, the less I liked Opeth

I'm curious- is that because you found other metal bands that do what Opeth does, only better? Or is it because your tastes changed and you found less need for what Opeth does well? Does that make sense? I suppose maybe that what you liked in Opeth when you first heard them was their metal side, and as you got more into metal, you found other bands that hit that nerve more directly. However, if what you liked about Opeth at first was not their metal side but the way they fused different styles, then perhaps you would have had a different experience as you listened further into metal.

o. nate, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 18:38 (twelve years ago) link

yeah - other bands who on the surface seemed super-harsh turned out to be up to at least as much interesting stuff as Opeth. Especially Katatonia (who have also jumped the shark tho), the Brave Murder Days comp was kinda my "why would I listen to Opeth when this is sorta aiming for the same mood only hitting it so much harder and deeper" moment - Opeth starts to seem like the whitewashed version of something a lot more complex & interesting

J0hn D., Wednesday, 27 June 2007 19:33 (twelve years ago) link

I'll check out Katatonia. The first thing I noticed when I looked up Brave Murder Day on Amazon is that Mike Akerfeldt (Opeth's vocalist, guitarist, and, from what I gather, primary songwriter) is also the vocalist on it.

o. nate, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 20:00 (twelve years ago) link

I'm still into Opeth plenty...they're definitely one of my faves. And I thought still think Ghost Reveries is fantastic. Right up there with Blackwater Park, Still Life, and My Arms, Your Hearse.

And Katatonia jumping the shark??? The Great Cold Distance is the strongest thing they've ever done.

A. Begrand, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 20:48 (twelve years ago) link

"The Great Cold Distance is the strongest thing they've ever done."

it really really isn't, but i think it's nice of you to feel that way.

scott seward, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 22:31 (twelve years ago) link

It has some of the best clean vocals I have hear on a metal album in years. And yeah, in this band's case, I prefer Renske's more understated vocal approach, it works extremely well.

A. Begrand, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 22:49 (twelve years ago) link

well, yeah, but it's similar to their last four albums in that regard. i just don't think the songs are as strong.

scott seward, Thursday, 28 June 2007 00:21 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

listened to Brave Murder Days on the airplane today for, like, the tenth time this year - Christ but Katatonia was well beyond great in those days. I don't think Opeth ever did anything as good as that early Katatonia stuff.

J0hn D., Tuesday, 7 August 2007 02:15 (twelve years ago) link

i agree with a. begrand about 'the great cold distance'. and contrary to what a lot of people think about it being 'alternative rock', it's actually a pretty HEAVY record. i think it's just got the edge over 'last fair deal gone down' which is more rock-based, with a pervading cure influence (see: intro to 'tonight's music')

and i think 'still life' is much more developed and interesting that early katatonia, which i nevertheless still like a lot. :)

Charlie Howard, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 04:14 (twelve years ago) link

Morningrise is the only Opeth I like as much as early Katatonia. Morningrise and Damnation/Deliverence might be all I need from the band. Or the only ones I want to play anyway.

scott seward, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 04:29 (twelve years ago) link

i just want a new October Tide album. Or a new Diabolical Masquerade album.

scott seward, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 04:32 (twelve years ago) link

this is cool info too about the Diabolical Masquerade albums:

ENTIRE BACK CATALOGUE TO BE RE-ISSUED

Peaceville records has bought the rights to the back catalogue previously released under Avantgarde and Adipocere records and will re-master and re-issue each title in the near future. Up first on November 6 is Nightwork with bonus track called Cryztalline Fiendz (previously only available on the Nightwork LP version, ltd to 500 copies) now entirely remixed and orchestrated. The digipak will also feature liner notes + different photos.

~BlaKKheim

scott seward, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 04:34 (twelve years ago) link

though i think i'm only missing the first one.

scott seward, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 04:34 (twelve years ago) link

any katatonia fans who have never heard the october tide albums need to beg borrow or steal copies:

http://www.myspace.com/octobertideband

(i like them just as much as prime katatonia)

scott seward, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 04:44 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, they're pretty mega - scott is correct. check it out

Charlie Howard, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 13:06 (twelve years ago) link

wondering what opeth's next one is going to sound like (yes, i still care)

Charlie Howard, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:09 (twelve years ago) link

four months pass...

Just watched Lamentations. I think it's probably better (for me, anyway) to approach Opeth as if they are a prog band rather than a metal band.

roxymuzak, Thursday, 3 January 2008 21:15 (eleven years ago) link

This means, of course, approaching them in a cape.

roxymuzak, Thursday, 3 January 2008 21:16 (eleven years ago) link

Right, that does it. I only have 4 of their albums, my bro has the rest. *gets copying*

Just got offed, Thursday, 3 January 2008 21:18 (eleven years ago) link

the first four albums are definitely classic, especially Orchid, Morningrise, and STill Life (I really like My Arms Your Hearse too)

I was bored by Blackwater Park and haven't heard the rest.

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Friday, 4 January 2008 00:26 (eleven years ago) link

I have seen Opeth 5 times. I am Agalloch's booking agent. I have never heard Katatonia. Where the hell do I start?

Nate Carson, Friday, 4 January 2008 09:52 (eleven years ago) link

OK now I have all the Opeth albums, but no real inclination to listen to them. I think Siegbran has a point when he says that they don't really stretch themselves towards dissonance or unusual sounds. It's generally either heavy-ish melodic metal or folkiness, with little in between. Their very best songs make this not matter, but there's no way I can love this stuff as much as the majority of new-era black metal I've heard so far.

"The Baying Of The Hounds", "The Moor" or "The Drapery Falls" are as good a place to start as any. Their best folky section IMO is the bit between about 2 and 5 minutes in "Blackwater Park". That bit actually chills me slightly.

Just got offed, Friday, 4 January 2008 10:09 (eleven years ago) link

"Their very best songs make this not matter, but there's no way I can love this stuff as much as the majority of new-era black metal I've heard so far."

Why compare it to this (not that you have with this sentence, but it sounds like you have compared them or are associating the two in some way)?

"...they don't really stretch themselves towards dissonance or unusual sounds"

Unusual sounds? I agree. Dissonance? They use dissonance all the time!

roxymuzak, Friday, 4 January 2008 10:13 (eleven years ago) link

Dissonance is perhaps too general. I'm talking about what many would term 'noise', clashing genuinely obtuse amelodic sounds in order to disorientate and challenge the listener. Too much of Opeth is, I believe, comfortable in its tried-and-trusted melodicism. The dude's cookie-monster vocals don't count!

My comparison is perhaps a fallacy, based on my relatively recent pledge to 'get into metal'. I've known about Opeth a lot longer than I've known about all this wonderful stuff I've only recently found out about, and it's natural to compare the two. As you say, treating Opeth as a prog band may bear more fruit, and may prevent me from abandoning them entirely.

Just got offed, Friday, 4 January 2008 10:24 (eleven years ago) link

Certainly clean production is a key ingredient in Opeth's studio work. It was the first hurdle I had to get over before beginning to love them.

But I agree that there's plenty of dissonance in say the title track on Deliverance.

Just understand that they were a studio band for years and years, almost never playing live at all until Blackwater Park. And as for the noise... they are really technically advanced players. They don't want to be Darkthrone.

These guys are by far the best at what they do.

Nate Carson, Friday, 4 January 2008 10:40 (eleven years ago) link

My only gripes about Opeth are:

1) The production on the first 3 albums is sub-par
2) The first song on Ghost Reveries has a Tool-ish riff
3) Their incredible drummer has left the building

Otherwise, I love love love Opeth.

Nate Carson, Friday, 4 January 2008 10:41 (eleven years ago) link

"I have never heard Katatonia. Where the hell do I start?"

brave murder day. then discouraged ones. then continue forward if you like that stuff.

Even Though Katatonia Are One Of My Very Favorite Rock & Roll Bands I Do Have A Complaint

scott seward, Friday, 4 January 2008 10:43 (eleven years ago) link

Hmm. Well my comments on this thread amount to a battle within myself, really. I want to have absorbed and appreciated their entire output, but I'm not sure whether I can motivate myself to go through the process. Some of what I've heard demonstrates inspired songwriting and breathtaking musicianship, but equally a lot merges into an indistinct soup of Nordic handwringing. If you could suggest a couple of songs from each album to concentrate upon, I'd be grateful!

Just got offed, Friday, 4 January 2008 10:47 (eleven years ago) link

"Bleak Harvest", "Windowpane", "Deliverance", "Baying of the Hounds" are a few of my favorite tracks from the last 4 albums respectively.

Nate Carson, Friday, 4 January 2008 17:13 (eleven years ago) link

Haha, "Baying of the Hounds" is my favourite Opeth song full stop (at this point)!

Just got offed, Friday, 4 January 2008 20:48 (eleven years ago) link

i think this is my favorite metal album:

http://static.metal-archives.com/images/4/7/4/474.jpg

just sayin' (although the dude from opeth does guest on it).

Jordan, Friday, 4 January 2008 20:51 (eleven years ago) link

A friend of mine criticized Lamentations for not containing enough chaos (haw), but, as I said before, I think this is an innapropriate way to approach a band that is essentially a prog band anymore (ok, there are the occasional deathy vox, but what else, especially anymore?). I appreciate Lamentations as a musical performance, not in the same way that I would appreciate, say, Bad Brains Live at CBGB's (as a show). It seems like a common criticism (from metal fans) of Opeth is exactly that: not enough chaos (dissonance, heaviness, etc). This isn't really a criticism in itself, though. It's just about frustrated expectations.

roxymuzak, Friday, 4 January 2008 20:57 (eleven years ago) link

*inappropriate, ugh

roxymuzak, Friday, 4 January 2008 20:58 (eleven years ago) link

Frustrated expectations, yes, but I can't help listening to this stuff and sometimes really wishing they'd throw in a really awesome techno breakdown or noisescape or whatever, just to heighten the sense of progression, to give the ear more things to play off one another.

Just got offed, Friday, 4 January 2008 21:00 (eleven years ago) link

See, I can't imagine any of that in Opeth's music. There is a lot of stuff going on in there as it is!

roxymuzak, Friday, 4 January 2008 21:02 (eleven years ago) link

other albums i liked in high school:

http://www.icedearth.com/discography/c_burntofferings_400.jpg

Jordan, Friday, 4 January 2008 21:03 (eleven years ago) link

she faced me in AWWWWEEEE

charlie h, Saturday, 19 July 2014 00:56 (five years ago) link

When could be my favourite Opeth song. the second half of that song is incredible.

charlie h, Saturday, 19 July 2014 00:59 (five years ago) link

The second song on the new album starts in one mode and stays there for the entire run. In fact, their guitarist Fredrik Åkesson joked about it in a recent interview - he said it was the first of their songs not to have a "forest-y part" in the middle.

Humorist (horse) (誤訳侮辱), Saturday, 19 July 2014 01:02 (five years ago) link

people who were disappointed by the last one might be more into this new one

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 19 July 2014 14:54 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

Saw them the other night on tour, fuck they are great live. I love their albums but I have to say that live it all kind of washes past me; he's doing much more growl-voice live than I expected. Anyway Sorceress is very good, I like it more than Pale Communion and maybe more than Heritage. That is all.

akm, Thursday, 27 October 2016 23:56 (three years ago) link

Massive C. Every decade has its bad metal, but all this gentrified middlebrow "smart" "artistic" metal for Hillary voters makes me kinda nostalgic for the bad metal of the 90s.

punksishippies, Friday, 28 October 2016 00:35 (three years ago) link

I mean D.

punksishippies, Friday, 28 October 2016 00:35 (three years ago) link

..............

Anyway, I tried to give Sorceress a go the other day but only got like three songs in. They just make me want to go and listen to some actual good prog, you know? Even their buddies Anekdoten do the retro-prog thing much more convincingly.

ultros ultros-ghali, Friday, 28 October 2016 13:55 (three years ago) link

It's fun to imagine Iron Mike saying it:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153966086531299&set=p.10153966086531299&type=3&theater

Blood On The Knobs, Friday, 28 October 2016 15:30 (three years ago) link

lol punksishippies you wasteman even phil fr33man thinks opeth are real metal

imago, Friday, 28 October 2016 15:42 (three years ago) link

punksishippies doesn't like anything the imaginary square living in his head wouldn't hate.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Friday, 28 October 2016 17:07 (three years ago) link

eight months pass...

"the wilde flowers" rules. opeth going full prog is still totally mindboggling, like motorpsycho-, decemberists-, his name is alive-, and enslaved-level amazing imho

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:43 (two years ago) link

Nah I keep frustratedly waiting for the shouty bits. D since Ghost Reveries pretty much.

chap, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:02 (two years ago) link

That's not entirely fair of me, there have been some decent tracks.

chap, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:02 (two years ago) link

But it's the tension between the pretty sections and the punishing sections that made them interesting to me. The pretty sections are pretty on their own, but somewhat inert.

chap, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:08 (two years ago) link

No you're absolutely right. I wouldn't mind that Opeth went straight prog if they were any good at it, and they're not particularly "pretty" anymore anyway

ultros ultros-ghali, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:11 (two years ago) link

To clarify, I meant they went off after Ghost Reveries. GR is excellent.

chap, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:22 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

An important Facebook page:

"The Same Picture of Mikael Åkerfeldt Every Day"

https://www.facebook.com/SamepictureMikael

akm, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 04:26 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

I don't know much about these guys, as people, but Mikael seems pretty cool. And to be honest, more than most rock guys I kinda feel like learning he was an asshole would totally bum me out. Anyway, this is entertaining:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPRCNGE9H9Y

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 20:11 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Like the last few, the new one is unapologetically prog, pomp and cheese and all, modestly heavy at times but kind of awesome at all times.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 28 September 2019 00:11 (one month ago) link

I was surprised how much I enjoyed the new one

Brad C., Saturday, 28 September 2019 12:23 (one month ago) link

That's awesome.

The addition of keyboard to Opeth really underscores the Van der Graaf influence. I've never heard of Univers Zero, where to begin? Also reminds me that I've never really listened to Jethro Tull, but it might be too late, because there are too many Jethro Tull albums.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 28 September 2019 13:09 (one month ago) link

I'm liking this so far. Maybe a little more focused than the last couple ones. Sorceress was pretty good though.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 28 September 2019 13:36 (one month ago) link

I've never heard of Univers Zero, where to begin? Also reminds me that I've never really listened to Jethro Tull, but it might be too late, because there are too many Jethro Tull albums.

Univers Zero - 1313 or Heresie
Jethro Tull - Aqualung or Thick as a Brick I guess?

Stockhausen Serves Empirical Jism (Matt #2), Saturday, 28 September 2019 13:43 (one month ago) link

lol at Mikael on Opeth covering Gershwin: "I think it might be a good idea if we don't"

Brad C., Saturday, 28 September 2019 13:54 (one month ago) link

The new one is the heaviest of the prog-era albums, but it's also really beautiful. "Ingen Sanning är Allas" is one of the most Floyd-ish things they've ever done (with some OK Computer thrown in, weirdly enough) and it's fantastic.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Saturday, 28 September 2019 13:57 (one month ago) link

Have all the albums been released in English and Swedish? I've only heard the new one in English, I should listen to the Swedish version, might (er) cut the cheese a little. (Which of course is a joke, this album is awesome.)

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 28 September 2019 14:03 (one month ago) link

Really good video but I just cant respect the crazy collector stuff at the end. Had a similar feeling with Geddy Lee collecting signed baseballs.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 28 September 2019 14:35 (one month ago) link

Geddy also collects wine and, apparently, guitars!

At least Mikael collects, you know, music. I saw some other interview with him that suggests he's taking these collectors items away from other people, but he defends it by saying actually he buys multiple copies of stuff to give as gifts to friends who have never heard his favorite albums. Like Robin Hood!

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 28 September 2019 14:51 (one month ago) link

I have the Geddy Lee bass collection book, it is absolutely bonkers, hundreds of pages of rare basses. I would be super psyched if I owned one bass like that.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 28 September 2019 15:01 (one month ago) link

Presumably Geddy tries out the bass guitars and uses some of them and drinks the wine. But all those baseballs?

It would be nice if Mikael was gifting his multiple copies but would he really say he owns all these multiple copies if he is gifting them?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 28 September 2019 15:10 (one month ago) link

Have all the albums been released in English and Swedish?

No. This is only the third time they've recorded in Swedish at all (they've done Swedish-language covers on the deluxe editions of Watershed and Pale Communion).

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Saturday, 28 September 2019 15:14 (one month ago) link

export No, I mean, apparently Geddy collects guitars, too! Like, six-strings.

https://www.mecum.com/auctions/las-vegas-2019/collections/a-boutique-selection-from-the-geddy-lee-guitar-collection/

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 28 September 2019 15:22 (one month ago) link

That '59 Les Paul alone could very well go for over $250k.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 28 September 2019 15:23 (one month ago) link

I read an interview where Mikael says he writes in Swedish and then translates to English.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 28 September 2019 15:23 (one month ago) link

Probably their best since Heritage and my favorite since Ghost Reveries

gman59, Saturday, 28 September 2019 17:47 (one month ago) link

Listening to the Swedish version now, it's fascinating how in English my ear goes right to the lyrics, rising out of the music, but in Swedish it all sounds very much of an equal-tiered piece.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 28 September 2019 17:49 (one month ago) link

Really like this

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Sunday, 29 September 2019 01:33 (one month ago) link

I love listening to Mikael talk about music he likes. That "Whats in My Bag" makes me want to go out and listen to all of those records.

o. nate, Monday, 30 September 2019 01:03 (one month ago) link

I shot this video with him back in 2012, when I worked at Roadrunner:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgbEajT3TnE

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 30 September 2019 01:49 (one month ago) link

Probably their best since Heritage and my favorite since Ghost Reveries

Same. Hoping they do all their future records in Swedish as well.

Simon H., Monday, 30 September 2019 01:52 (one month ago) link

this album just didn't do anything for me on first listen, and I've really liked their stuff since Ghost Reveries or so. Will give it another shot.

akm, Monday, 30 September 2019 12:59 (one month ago) link

North American tour dates!

Feb 13 - Cleveland, OH - The Agora Ballroom
Feb 14 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
Feb 15 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Feb 17 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
Feb 18 - Montreal, QC - Mtelus
Feb 19 - Toronto, ON - Rebel
Feb 21 - New York, NY - Apollo Theater
Feb 22 - New York, NY - Apollo Theater
Feb 23 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
Feb 25 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Feb 26 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
Feb 28 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Feb 29 - Dallas, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Mar 1 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Mar 2 - Denver, CO - The Mission Ballroom
Mar 4 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium

Also, there's a non-album track streaming on Decibel's site.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:08 (one month ago) link

I gotta admit that having never been to the Apollo Theater, the idea of going there for the first time to see Opeth feels a little weird.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:10 (one month ago) link

I bought Ryman tickets. Unless something comes up it'll be my first Ryman show and it's definitely an odd feeling.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:49 (one month ago) link

opeth are playing the ryman? that fuckin rules

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 3 October 2019 22:00 (one month ago) link

They're hitting so many classic venues on this tour.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 3 October 2019 22:08 (one month ago) link

Another good one, includes embarrassing drunk Steve Wilson story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjV8JYcbtFw

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 5 October 2019 13:50 (one month ago) link

I love his honesty and shamelessness. Such a soft-spoken dork, he seems like he's the best.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 5 October 2019 15:33 (one month ago) link


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