History Music / Opeth

12th Aug '17 4:48:09 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: Music/DreamTheater meets Music/{{Deicide}} (minus overtly satanic lyrics).
20th Feb '17 7:09:19 PM bt8257
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Opeth is not a band for everyone, however. Their songs are extremely long (the average clocking in between eight and ten minutes) and musically complex. This makes their music very difficult to listen to without some dedication. A large majority of their songs demand repeated listening for full appreciation. This can make listening tedious to those who find the music alienating either for its lack of simple accessibility or death metal sensibilities. One critic put it this way: "It is very hard to be a casual Opeth fan, due to the length and complexity of their songs."

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Opeth is not isn't a band for everyone, however. Their songs are extremely long (the average clocking in between eight and ten minutes) and musically complex. This makes their music very difficult to listen to without some dedication. A large majority of their songs demand repeated listening for full appreciation. This can make listening tedious to those who find the music alienating either for its lack of simple accessibility or death metal sensibilities. One critic put it this way: "It is very hard to be a casual Opeth fan, due to the length and complexity of their songs."
17th Feb '17 4:48:37 PM MasterInferno
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** "The Wilde Flowers" is named after a semi-obscure English group which gave rise to the "Canterbury Scene" movement in early prog.
4th Dec '16 7:19:30 PM MasterInferno
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** "The Seventh Sojourn" is named after an album by Music/TheMoodyBlues.
** "Strange Brew" is named after a song by Music/{{Cream}}, though the title is all the two songs have in common.
1st Oct '16 2:56:40 AM TMK87
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** Another fun number fact: as of 2016, the band has released twelve studio albums (Sorceress included). They come with 94 tracks total, 25 of which are over 10 minutes long. And then there's the bonus tracks, live albums, compilations...
30th Sep '16 3:27:37 PM MasterInferno
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* ''Sorceress'' (2016, forthcoming)

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* ''Sorceress'' (2016, forthcoming)(2016)
28th Sep '16 10:44:29 PM KyleJacobs
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* NewSoundAlbum: Twice.
** ''Damnation'' is an album consisting of, essentially, nothing but the quiet bits that had usually been sandwiched inside death metal songs before. This was followed by two more albums of their regular progressive death metal mix.
** ''Heritage'' features a new sound entirely, abandoning the death metal influences for heavy progressive rock. This change has stuck, with their albums since refining the same style.
27th Jul '16 8:17:51 PM gewunomox
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[[caption-width-right:300:The dudes themselves. Opeth logo visible in the background.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:The [[caption-width-right:300: The dudes themselves. Opeth logo visible in the background.]]






Not to be confused with {{Otep}}, as they often are.

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Not to be confused with {{Otep}}, Music/{{Otep}}, as they often are.
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!!Discography:

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* ''My Arms Your Hearse'' (1998)

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* ''My Arms Arms, Your Hearse'' (1998)






!!Current Band members:
* Mikael Akerfeldt: vocals, guitar, bass on ''My Arms Your Hearse'' (1990-)

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!!Current
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* Mikael Akerfeldt: vocals, guitar, bass on ''My Arms Arms, Your Hearse'' (1990-)



!!Past Band members:

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!!Opeth shows example of:

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*** And subverted as well, as the heaviest song on "Ghost Reveries", "The Grand Conjuration", is stuck between the two lightest and shortest songs on the album, "Hours of Wealth" and "Isolation Years"

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*** And subverted as well, as the heaviest song on "Ghost Reveries", "The Grand Conjuration", is stuck between the two lightest and shortest songs on the album, "Hours of Wealth" and "Isolation Years"Years".



* CarefulWithThatAxe: Plently examples.

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* CarefulWithThatAxe: Plently examples.Plenty of examples:
19th Jun '16 10:26:29 PM gewunomox
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Despite their departure from the genre, Opeth are generally accepted to be one of the poster children for ProgressiveDeathMetal. While they are firmly rooted in Scandinavian death metal, they have shown many elements of ProgressiveRock throughout their albums. They are known to combine elements of heavy metal, progressive rock, Scandinavian folk music, blues, jazz, and acoustics into their songs. While Mikael has stated that groups that inspired Opeth were ones like Music/{{Slayer}}, Music/{{Black Sabbath}}, Music/{{Death}}, and CelticFrost, he fully admits that other bands like Music/{{Yes}}, Music/{{Camel}}, Music/{{Magma}}, and other progressive bands inspired the progressive rock side of them. They are well known to try something new even after an extremely successful album (à la ''Blackwater Park'' and ''Ghost Reveries''). They remain one of the world's most popular DeathMetal acts, and are considered to be engaged in the work of opening up that scene to a wider audience, as their acoustic, jazzy, and folkish elements can easily draw fans of those styles into a position to appreciate the legitimate musicality of the abrasive, sonically violent, and dissonantly deconstructive nature of the death metal soundscape.

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Despite their departure from the genre, Opeth are generally accepted to be one of the poster children for ProgressiveDeathMetal. While they are firmly rooted in Scandinavian death metal, they have shown many elements of ProgressiveRock throughout their albums. They are known to combine elements of heavy metal, progressive rock, Scandinavian folk music, blues, jazz, and acoustics into their songs. While Mikael has stated that groups that inspired Opeth were ones like Music/{{Slayer}}, Music/{{Black Sabbath}}, Music/{{Death}}, and CelticFrost, Music/CelticFrost, he fully admits that other bands like Music/{{Yes}}, Music/{{Camel}}, Music/{{Magma}}, and other progressive bands inspired the progressive rock side of them. They are well known to try something new even after an extremely successful album (à la ''Blackwater Park'' and ''Ghost Reveries''). They remain one of the world's most popular DeathMetal acts, and are considered to be engaged in the work of opening up that scene to a wider audience, as their acoustic, jazzy, and folkish elements can easily draw fans of those styles into a position to appreciate the legitimate musicality of the abrasive, sonically violent, and dissonantly deconstructive nature of the death metal soundscape.
15th Jun '16 2:01:10 PM MasterInferno
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* ''Sorceress'' (2016, forthcoming)
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