Generally hailed as Opeth' opus magnum, Blackwater Park (2001) has proven to be a transitional album for the band. While its earlier albums bring extreme and epic Metal, later albums are leaning heavily towards mid-seventies Progressive Rock, Blackwater Park brings you the best of both, with tons of huge Metal riffing, pre-Metal proggy hooks and dark lyrical topics.
Now available as a much-deserved and open armed 20th anniversary celebration. Two decades on and still a breath-taking piece of work, dense with extraordinary melodic moments, spine-tingling atmospherics and agile but crushing heaviness, and one that saw the Swedish metallers kick open prog's ornate doors, fed death metal through the cosmic kaleidoscope and introduced a generation of music nerds to a world of limitless musical possibilities. The reissue comes lovingly pressed onto heavyweight, audiophile approved vinyl, with a variety of deluxe finishes, and housed in a gatefold artwork sleeve, with updated liner notes and acknowledgements. The deluxe variants, including a hardcase CD, come furnished with an updated artwork booklet complete with new liner notes, never seen before memories from the band, and exclusive content provided by the Opeth fanbase. It remains a must for Opeth enthusiasts, completists and casual listeners alike.
2x 12" LP, 180gm, Limited Edition, white vinyl, gatefold sleeve
A1 The Leper Affinity
B2 The Drapery Falls
C1 Dirge For November
C2 The Funeral Portrait
C3 Patterns In The Ivy
D1 Blackwater Park
D2 The Leper Affinity (Live)
Music For Nations, 2021 reissue
Originally released 2001
[Rock] [Progressive Rock] [Progressive Metal] [Death Metal]