So far, I’ve listened to most of Opeth’s albums… all except for their latest release, “Pale Communion” which I will listen to tomorrow. Man, I can’t believe how much I got into this band. Their sound is pretty impressive. I also think Mikael Akerfeldt is a phenomenal guitarist and singer. While most of today’s metal is mostly screaming and growling vocals… this band is more than that. Mikael does some screaming and growling but he can sing regularly too. This band is also more than just headbanding power chords. You’ll hear a mix of classical, jazz and folk music. There’s a lot of acoustic thrown in some of the songs too. That’s part of one reason why I got so addicted to this band ’cause there’s so much different things going on in their music. This band can get pretty heavy at times but they can go mellow a lot. In a lot of their songs they can go from mellow to heavy. Their songs can go from 8:00 min. to 20:00 min. long. This is a really amazing band and I’m glad I finally got into them.
So far my favorite metal bands right now are: Dream Theater, Opeth, Queensryche, At The Gates, Iron Maiden, Sabbath, Megadeth, Slayer, etc. The list goes on.
Opeth is more of a progressive rock band than metal, in my opinion but I guess they’re both the same thing. Opeth is really good stuff to listen to and you should listen to them yourself. Check out the tracks below.