Opeth ‎– Blackwater Park

Music For Nations ‎– CDMFN 264, Music For Nations ‎– CDMFN264
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"Blackwater Park" was painfully conceived at Fredman Studios during the months of August to October 2000.
Mastered at the Mastering Room
All music and lyrics published by Zomba Music Publishing Ltd.

Steven Wilson courtesy of Snapper music
Markus Lindberg courtesy of Madrigal

Made in England

℗ & © 2001 Music For Nations

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5 016583 126421
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016583126421
  • Label Code: LC 08541
  • Matrix / Runout: D9589 CDMFN 264 03 Technicolor
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould Ring, Variant 1): 1:1
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould Ring, Variant 2): 1:3
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould Ring, Variant 3): 1:0
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1-3): IFPI L129
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 2335
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 2311
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 2339

Other Versions (5 of 33) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KOC-GA-8237 Opeth Blackwater Park(CD, Album, Promo) Koch Records KOC-GA-8237 US 2001 Sell This Version
none Opeth Blackwater Park(CDr, Album, RE + DVDr + Promo, Leg) Music For Nations, Sony Music none UK 2010 Sell This Version
CDMFN 264, CDMFN264 Opeth Blackwater Park(CD, Album) Music For Nations, Music For Nations CDMFN 264, CDMFN264 UK Unknown Sell This Version
88697655822 Opeth Blackwater Park (Legacy Edition)(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP + DVD-V, NTSC) Sony Music, Music For Nations 88697655822 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
MFN 264 Opeth Blackwater Park(2xLP, Album) Music For Nations MFN 264 UK 2001 Sell This Version


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February 8, 2018

As a long-time fan of progressive metal, Opeth was a band name that kept popping up. I knew the day would come that I'd have to give them a shot, so where better to start than what seems to be one of their more highly-praised albums; 'Blackwater Park'.

Now, the whole doom and gloom death metal shouting has never really been my cup of tea. I can tolerate it in small doses, and when used in certain contexts it can be very effective, but too much of it is, well, too much! And Opeth have a lot of it!

But if I need to, I can look past that. And in this case, I can (just about) tolerate it, because Opeth have some incredible guitar acrobatics going on! The guitar riffs are so complex and intricate, there's a lot of things going on but at no point does any of it become overbearing. It sounds dark and gritty, but there's some really intelligent riffs going on here.

There are times when vocalist Mikael Akerfeldt sings cleans, and these are some of the more stand-out moments for me. And with some pretty amazing musicianship displayed in pieces like 'Bleak', 'The Funeral Portrait' and 'Harvest', there are some songs worth coming back to. Even if the singing is nothing more than unintelligible gibberish.

Opeth will never be my favourite band, and 'Blackwater Park' won't be an album I intend to go back to very often. But for what it is, it hasn't deterred me from sticking with the Swedish band for a while longer.


October 9, 2017
This was the first album I heard from the group. The opening track is brutal, and one of their most played live songs. This song also has a lot of parts, but always remaining fixed at the same end goal. And when that end solo kicks in..:D Bleak was one of the first Opeth songs I heard, with really great growls in the start. What surprised my was the great singing of the clean parts. Following up is “Harvest”, which was a surprise. Very nice song about departing this world into something else maybe. “The Drapery Falls” was the first song I ever heard from the group. The only song from them which I recieved from a friend along with much other metal stuff. It still remains one of my favourites to this day, because of its haunting atmosphere. The slides when the verse is sung is very unsettling. And the breakdown is always a great listen. Now if I could only learn to play this, it’s so damn hard....:( After this comes Dirge for November which manages to set me off with its sad vocals, and that solo which lasts forever after the first verse. And when the hard stuff kicks in, I’m at a loss for words... The next out, “The Funeral Portrait” is a very god track also. Lot of hard riffs, and great growls:D “Patterns in the Ivy” serves as an arch into the final track, “Blackwater Park”. One of the hardest tracks they have made, also with great acoustic soloing:) I could hear that part forever....