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I second that. Blackwater Park and Ghost Reveries are my favorites. Of all the groups I've heard that use "growls", "screamo", etc (pick your favorite), I think Opeth does it judiciously, and only when it seems most appropriate to the song. It's not an all-or-nothing proposition (as some groups are).

 

Personally, when I listen to these guys, I think of a mixture of Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath, with the addition of the occasional growls. Then it makes perfect sense.

Great points......Probably a of audiophiles hear about Opeth and think, I should check them out, then hear the growling and go, huh?

 

If you haven't heard them and are wondering, their last album, "Heritage" and a new album that will be coming out shortly, ditched heavy metal for the most part for pure prog rock. Sans growls.

 

Blackwater Park was the album that put them on the map so to speak in terms of progressive metal. I just like to point out to keep in mind that these earlier albums are in fact HEAVY METAL alums. They are brilliant and amazing, but one needs to keep in mind, this is not Pink Floyd or King Crimson. This is in fact a heavy metal band.........and they come from the Swedish tradition of death metal

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Great points......Probably a of audiophiles hear about Opeth and think, I should check them out, then hear the growling and go, huh?

 

If you haven't heard them and are wondering, their last album, "Heritage" and a new album that will be coming out shortly, ditched heavy metal for the most part for pure prog rock. Sans growls.

 

Blackwater Park was the album that put them on the map so to speak in terms of progressive metal. I just like to point out to keep in mind that these earlier albums are in fact HEAVY METAL alums. They are brilliant and amazing, but one needs to keep in mind, this is not Pink Floyd or King Crimson. This is in fact a heavy metal band.........and they come from the Swedish tradition of death metal

Mikael Åkerfeldt is a collector of obscure 70s rock and metal albums. He even likes to reference them in the titles of Opeth albums. The album Blackwater Park for example is named after the German progressive rock band of the same name. He is also more than superficially influenced by jazz. The title for Heritage was influenced by the well-known Swedish jazz pianist (whom I would wholeheartedly recommend) Jan Johansson and Swedish folk music. In interviews he seems to display a dislike for the fact that many of Opeth's fans only think of them as a death metal band because of their early records. I can't remember the exact wording he used, but he's said that Opeth isn't a death metal band nor a progressive rock band, Opeth is just Opeth. He has always seen Opeth as a band without boundaries.

 

Edit: Ghost Reveries currently stands as my favorite Opeth album as well. I own it on vinyl which should speak for that fact.

 


 

Now listening to:

 

AppleMark

The Ahmad Jamal Trio - The Awakening

 

Great, great album.

 


 

Moving on to this due to all the Opeth talk.

 

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Opeth - Heritage

 

Edit: I actually think Heritage might have to potential to become my new favorite Opeth album with a few more listens if it continues to grow on me as it has over the past couple of years. I think it is a very substantial body of work as far as Opeth is concerned. Might have to look into acquiring it on vinyl.


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Mikael Åkerfeldt is a collector of obscure 70s rock and metal albums. He even likes to reference them in the titles of Opeth albums. The album Blackwater Park for example is named after the German progressive rock band of the same name. He is also more than superficially influenced by jazz. The title for Heritage was influenced by the well-known Swedish jazz pianist (whom I would wholeheartedly recommend) Jan Johansson and Swedish folk music. In interviews he seems to display a dislike for the fact that many of Opeth's fans only think of them as a death metal band because of their early records. I can't remember the exact wording he used, but he's said that Opeth isn't a death metal band nor a progressive rock band, Opeth is just Opeth. He has always seen Opeth as a band without boundaries.

 

Edit: Ghost Reveries currently stands as my favorite Opeth album as well. I own it on vinyl which should speak for that fact.

 


 

Now listening to:

 

AppleMark

The Ahmad Jamal Trio - The Awakening

 

Great, great album.

I haven't heard this album but like his other stuff - I will give it a listen

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Joseph Haydn: Keyboard Sonatas-- No. 56 in D majorNo. 57 in F major and No. 58 in C major
Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano

 

 

J. S. Bach'Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir', BWV 38
Dorothee Mields, soprano
Pascal Bertin, counter-tenor
Gerd Türk, tenor
Peter Kooij, bass
Concerto Palatino
Bach Collegium Japan/Masaaki Suzuki
 

 

Ludwig van BeethovenString Quartet in F major, Op. 59 "Razumovsky No. 1"
The Alexander String Quartet
 

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Yard work, Q40's and an iPod Classic feeding an Arrow 3G.........

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Headspace - I Am Anonymous

 

 

 

I'm listening "Daddy ******* Loves You", Imho 15 perfect minutes of great prog metal, damn good musicians!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJtD2OYB4O8

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Mars Volta Unreleased songs/demos

 

 

 

 

Omar Rodríguez-López - Solar Gambling

 


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I'm on a soft jazz mood.

 

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Wacko King Hako


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Damon Albarn, Danger Mouse and De La Soul.  Some people prefer the first album which is great but this second album is so well produced.  

 

This is one of those albums that sounds so good on high end HP's

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