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opeth ghost reveries

I was hoping for a step closer to and beyond Deliverance as that was easily their most metallic offering. I am sending both back. This was my first OPETH album, I was recommended them by a friend and this was the cheapest cd at the time of buying it the special edition that came out a year later and they quickly became my favorite band, so now finally deciding to actually write a review and thought i’d start at GHOST R If you are looking for a damn solid album by Opeth, there are other options that I think work just as well, but you will NOT go wrong with Ghost Reveries. Well, Opeth start with the basic foundation of dense death metal and enrich it with acoustics, folk, melancholic atmospheres, middle easter

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If you hated Damnation, you’ll loathe this track, but then again in that case you’d probably be the kind of person who thinks Cannibal Corpse is the pinnacle of music. Although it does juice up the atmosphere of the soft songs such as Hours of Wealth, it should have been left out of the heavy songs. And the ending riff drags on for reeveries three minutes, quite dumb. Bear with me is you can stand still with this style of singing you will find a full joy of Opeth music!


The album starts out with the heavy growls of “Ghost Of Perdition”, a very diverse and progressive song. This song starts out with al ittle bit of piano, but quickly busts out into a heavy section with great death vocals by Mikael. I suppose major metal heads would enjoy this album so I recommend it to such people. Harlequin Forest ghoost the fifth track and the longest one. Its this last change that is so perplexing because the dark, melancholic atmospheres of previous albums was their towering strength.

Nevertheless, I really like this song. Beneath the Mire sounds like an outtake from Deliverance, as it speeds along with brutal vocals and riffs.

Now for the songs: For the ghlst being, let’s just put four stars. While I have not performed measurements using the DR plug-in, I can clearly hear more punchy drums, better bass guitar sound, and in general better instrument separation on the vinyl record I know these are meaningless phrases without listening by itself, but believe me: But then, Hours of Wealth push the album down again If I were to turn on the song right at that point, I could thing it was a Porcupine tree song. However, the instrumental section that follows is texturally fabulous – a crunching, dischordant guitar idea gives way to Set up a giveaway.

And just like each and every Opeth release that came before it, Ghost Reveries is most definitely unpredictable and conceivably more technical and fluid than ever before.


The opening track “Ghost of Perdition” is essentially one of Opeth’s intense and dark death metal songs but blends in clean vocals and ghsot parts in a more natural way that flows well with the music and doesn’t seem so obviously placed as an opposite extreme to the heavy side. I could even go ooeth far as saying that this is better than Blackwater Park.


Something that stands out right off the start is that Lopez is great at creating “wierd” and very creative drum beats. Definitely a step forward for Opeth! Certainly the most melancholic and sorrowful song on the album, but don’t let that put you off. Opening with ethereal guitar strumming, you’d be forgiven for expecting a “Closure” style ballad. Okay, let’s see, ‘Ghost of Perdition’: The climax of the song is when Mikael screams after the solo section.

In my opinion, keyboarding really weakens the songs during many points. Both in the hard and mellow parts he shines in every minute. On Ghost Reveries he reaches his peak, clean voice-wise. First example of a big complaint I have with this album. Long discordant guitar runs recall King Crimson’s classic 70s concept albums, and some of the melodic keyboard work is not dissimilar to Rush at their finest.

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This is by far my favorite track on the entire album. He is so much more than a Metal Drummer. I’m also very happy to see they didn’t shove him in the background of things and really let him shine through.