I’ve first heard about the Swedish prog rock/metal band, Opeth, through Guitar World magazine. I’ve read a few interviews about Opeth through Guitar World which is how I was first introduced to them. Their interviews with that magazine got me intrigued with their music so I decided to check them out for myself. That’s what I like about Guitar World magazine ’cause they help introduce me to a lot of music which is what that magazine is here for to begin with. Opeth is becoming one of my really favorite rock bands right now. Why do I admire them so much? Well, musically they can do it all. They’re not just metal. They can do it all. The singer/guitarist for the band, Mikael Åkerfeldt is so talented. He can do more than death metal growls and screams which is what I like about him. Mikael can sing clearly too. Mikael can sing in all different vocal techniques. As for their music goes, they can play all styles of music. They’re prog rock. That’s what I call them. People call them “heavy metal” but I don’t believe in that term. I like the term “metal” better. Yeah, they do play metal but that’s not all they play. They also play regular rock and they do a lot of folk & acoustic music too. Not all their stuff are heavy, they write a lot of slower ballads too.
This band is so talented and I hope to get my opportunity to see them live ’cause I would see them in a heartbeat if they ever play a show around here. I think their newest record “Sorceress” is pretty amazing stuff. Probably their best record in their career. I heard their entire discography and so far my favorite albums they did were: “Deliverance”, “Watershed”, “Blackwater Park”, “Pale Communion” and their latest, “Sorceress”. Opeth is a really great band. I’m becoming obsessed with that band now, can’t stop listening to them.
I was listening to a lot of Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Megadeth and bands such as those but my attention turned away from them so I can listen to Opeth more. I would seriously recommend you listen to Opeth. They really are talented and they are underrated too. They deserve more recognition. I’m trying to collect all of Opeth’s albums. I already heard them all through online streaming but I don’t do online streaming anymore. From now on, I would rather buy the album from either Itunes or physical CD.
Back to Opeth, I really respect that band. I would like to get a t-shirt of theirs sometime. Yeah, I still love to wear rock band t-shirts even though I’m 40 and I don’t give a shit if people have a problem with that!