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* ''In Cauda Venenum'' (2019)


Opeth 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."

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Opeth isn't 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."



* Mikael Akerfeldt: vocals, guitar, bass on ''My Arms, Your Hearse'' (1990-)
* Fredrik Akesson: guitar (2007-)

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* Mikael Akerfeldt: lead vocals, guitar, bass on ''My Arms, Your Hearse'' (1990-)
* Fredrik Akesson: guitar (2007-)
guitars (1990-)



* Joakim Svalberg: keyboards (2011-)

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* Fredrik Akesson: guitars, backing vocals (2007-)
* Joakim Svalberg: keyboards keyboards, backing vocals (2011-)



* David Isberg: Original guitarist and vocalist (1990-1992)

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* David Isberg: Original guitarist and vocalist lead vocals, guitars (1990-1992)



** TheLancer: Mendez
** TheSmartGuy: Fedrik
** TheBigGuy: Axenrot

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** TheLancer: Mendez
Fredrik
** TheSmartGuy: Fedrik
Martin
** TheBigGuy: AxenrotAxe


* ProgressiveRock: ''Damnation'', ''Heritage'', ''Pale Communion''. Most of their metal albums have at least one song that fits into this style as well. (''Watershed'' has ''four'').

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* ProgressiveRock: ''Damnation'', ''Heritage'', ''Pale Communion''.Communion'', ''Sorceress''. Most of their metal albums have at least one song that fits into this style as well. (''Watershed'' has ''four'').


** [[SixRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Joakim

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** [[SixRanger [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Joakim

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* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Mikael
** TheLancer: Mendez
** TheSmartGuy: Fedrik
** TheBigGuy: Axenrot
** [[SixRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Joakim


+ Music/JudasPriest, Music/{{Camel}}, Gracious, Premiata Forneria Marconi, Music/{{Slayer}}, Music/IronMaiden, Music/{{Death}}, Music/BlackSabbath, Music/DeepPurple, Music/CelticFrost, Music/KingDiamond, Music/MorbidAngel, Music/{{Voivod}}, Music/PorcupineTree

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+ Music/JudasPriest, Music/{{Camel}}, Music/{{King Crimson}}, Music/{{Yes}}, Music/{{Genesis}}, Music/{{Hawkwind}}, Gracious, Premiata Forneria Marconi, Music/{{Slayer}}, Music/IronMaiden, Music/DreamTheater, Music/{{Death}}, Music/BlackSabbath, Music/DeepPurple, Music/CelticFrost, Music/KingDiamond, Music/MorbidAngel, Music/{{Voivod}}, Music/PorcupineTree


* DeadpanSnarker: Mikael is pretty renowned for this. See his speech under FunnyMoments.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Mikael is pretty renowned for this. See his speech under FunnyMoments.SugarWiki/FunnyMoments.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Orchid'' and ''Morningrise'' are pretty much the odd balls of the band's catalog: They have a surprising amount of BlackMetal riffs and have much longer compositions than anything before it (with songs such as "In Mist She Was Standing" off ''Orchid'' clocking at fourteen minutes and "Black Rose Immortal" off of ''Morningrise'' infamously clocking at ''''twenty minutes''''). ''My Arms, Your Hearse'' was when the band's more progressive death metal style kicked in due to Mikael becoming annoyed at the FollowTheLeader bands ripping off riffs off of the first two albums.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Orchid'' and ''Morningrise'' are pretty much the odd balls of the band's catalog: They have a surprising amount of BlackMetal riffs and have much longer compositions than anything before it (with songs such as "In Mist She Was Standing" off ''Orchid'' clocking at fourteen minutes and "Black Rose Immortal" off of ''Morningrise'' infamously clocking at ''''twenty minutes'''').'''''twenty minutes'''''). ''My Arms, Your Hearse'' was when the band's more progressive death metal style kicked in due to Mikael becoming annoyed at the FollowTheLeader bands ripping off riffs off of the first two albums.


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* IAmTheBand: Zig-zagged with Mikael. While Mikael stresses the fact each band member is important to the band, everyone (even his bandmates) agrees that he ''is'' Opeth, as he's the main songwriter.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Orchid'' and ''Morningrise'' are pretty much the odd balls of the band's catalog: They have a surprising amount of BlackMetal riffs and have much longer compositions than anything before it (with songs such as "In Mist She Was Standing" off ''Orchid'' clocking at fourteen minutes and "Black Rose Immortal" off of ''Morningrise'' infamously clocking at ''''twenty minutes''''). ''My Arms, Your Hearse'' was when the band's more progressive death metal style kicked in due to Mikael becoming annoyed at the FollowTheLeader bands ripping off riffs off of the first two albums.


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* RunningGag: Mikael's endless snark at everyone concert will be this.
** Asking the band to perform "Black Rose Immortal" is this a lot.


* XMeetsY: Music/DreamTheater meets Music/{{Deicide}} (minus overtly satanic lyrics).


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."

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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.

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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.

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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...

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