Opeth

Opeth

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Opeth is a Swedish progressive metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990. Though the group has been through several personnel changes, singer, guitarist, and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt has remained Opeth's driving force throughout the years. Opeth has consistently incorporated progressive, folk, blues, classical and jazz influences into their usually lengthy compositions, as well as strong influences from black metal and death metal, especially in their early works. Many songs include acoustic guitar passages and strong dynamic shifts, as well as both death growls and clean vocals. Opeth rarely made live appearances supporting their first four albums; but since conducting their first world tour after the 2001 release of Blackwater Park, they have led several world tours.

In 2011, they published "Heritage". It represents a drastic change in style from their previous albums, adopting a mostly progressive rock sound and only clean singing. Åkerfeldt commented on the diversity of Opeth's music: "I don't see the point of playing in a band and going just one way when you can do everything. It would be impossible for us to play just death metal; that is our roots, but we are now a mishmash of everything, and not purists to any form of music. It's impossible for us to do that, and quite frankly I would think of it as boring to be in a band that plays just metal music. We're not afraid to experiment, or to be caught with our pants down, so to speak. That's what keeps us going." (Metal Hammer).

On August 26, 2014, Opeth released its eleventh studio album, titled Pale Communion. Fredrik Åkesson, spoke about the new direction the band was taking: "It would be interesting to do a really heavy album, but in a different way. Not to go back, we're not about that. I'm still very proud with the last two albums, I think it's interesting to listen to them, even if I listen in an objective way." (Ultimate Guitar)

In 2016, Opeth founded their own label, Moderbolaget Records and published the eleventh studio album "Sorceress".
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Opeth Discography

Albums

Opeth Orchid (Album) Candlelight Records Australia 1995 Sell This Version
Opeth Morningrise (Album) Candlelight Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse (Album) Candlelight Records Poland 1998 Sell This Version
Opeth Still Life (Album) Peaceville, Peaceville UK 1999 Sell This Version
Opeth Blackwater Park (Album) Music For Nations, Music For Nations Japan 2001 Sell This Version
Opeth Deliverance (Album) Music For Nations, Music For Nations Indonesia 2002 Sell This Version
Opeth Damnation (Album) Music For Nations, Music For Nations Australia & New Zealand 2003 Sell This Version
Opeth Ghost Reveries (Album) Roadrunner Records US 2005 Sell This Version
Opeth The Roundhouse Tapes (Album) Peaceville Argentina 2007 Sell This Version
Opeth Watershed (Album) Roadrunner Records Russia 2008 Sell This Version
Opeth Heritage (Album) Roadrunner Records US 2011 Sell This Version
none Opeth The Devil's Orchard - Live At Rock Hard Festival 2009(CD) RockHard none Germany 2011 Sell This Version
Opeth Pale Communion (Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records Europe 2014 Sell This Version
Opeth Sorceress (Album) Nuclear Blast Entertainment, Nuclear Blast Entertainment US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

KOCDS8237 Opeth The Drapery Falls (Radio Edit)(CD, Promo, Single) Koch Records KOCDS8237 US 2001 Sell This Version
KOC-DS-8437 Opeth Deliverance (Radio Edit)(CD, Single, Promo) Music For Nations KOC-DS-8437 US 2002 Sell This Version
Opeth Still Day Beneath The Sun Robotic Empire US 2003 Sell This Version
none Opeth Ghost Of Perdition(CDr, Single, Promo) Roadrunner Records none UK 2006 Sell This Version
Opeth Burden (Single, EP) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
Opeth Porcelain Heart (Single) Roadrunner Records Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
RDRR 10226-2 Opeth Mellotron Heart(CD, Single, Promo, Car) Roadrunner Records RDRR 10226-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
Opeth Slither (Single) Roadrunner Records UK 2011 Sell This Version
Opeth The Devil's Orchard (Single) Roadrunner Records UK 2011 Sell This Version
1686-136677 Opeth The Throat Of Winter(7", S/Sided, Etch, Ltd) Roadrunner Records 1686-136677 US 2011 Sell This Version
none Opeth The Lines In My Hand(CD, Promo, Single) Roadrunner Records none UK 2012 Sell This Version