Opeth ‎– Damnation

Sony BMG Music Entertainment ‎– 82876 82911 2, Music For Nations ‎– 82876 82911 2
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"Damnation", the 7th experimentation:
was recorded during the 22nd of July and the 4th of September in Nacksving studios and Studio Fredman, Gothenburg, SWE.
Additional vocals, lead guitars and keyboards recorded between the 7th and the 10th of October at Nomansland, Hemel Hempstead, UK.

Originally released in 2003 by Music For Nations.

Fender Rhodes misspelled Fender Rhoades.

Published by Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. Except "Death Whispered A Lullaby" published by Lava / WB Music Corp.
℗ 2003 Music For Nations & © 2006 Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 28768 29112 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 828768291122
  • Label Code: LC 13989
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1-16): [Sonopress Arvato logo] 51886105/82876829112 21
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1-16): IFPI LB47
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0777
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0786
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  • Mould SID Code (Variant 15): IFPI 0776
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 16): IFPI 0796

Other Versions (5 of 28) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDMFN294, cfmfn 294 Opeth Damnation(CD, Album) Music For Nations, Music For Nations CDMFN294, cfmfn 294 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
KOC-CD-8652 Opeth Damnation(CD, Album, Club) Koch Records KOC-CD-8652 US 2003 Sell This Version
MOVLP609 Opeth Damnation(LP, Album, RE) Music On Vinyl MOVLP609 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
CDMFN294 Opeth Damnation(CD, Album) Music For Nations CDMFN294 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
TE226-2 Opeth Damnation(CD, Album) The End Records TE226-2 US 2012 Sell This Version


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October 9, 2017
When I first heard rumours that Opeth were to release an album with all clean vocals I was thrilled. I have always loved that aspect of their songwriting, how they are able to switch between the two styles seamlessly. When the opening track leaked, I didn’t listen to anything else for a while, and this was around when I decided to ink their logo. There’s something about being so versatile and dearing that I have always loved. It doesn’t matter to me that a lot of their fans deserted them because of this release, because it is very good. Consequently, this was the first album that got me into prog, although I didn’t knew it at the time. I checked out Steven Wilson and Porcupine Tree, and journeyed on from there.


May 22, 2015

My knowledge of Prog Rock doesn't go very far but I can say that I have thoroughly enjoyed this album. It's a lot less metal sounding than their other albums and has a very intimate acoustic feel throughout, along with sweeping orchestral builds and emotional lyricism.