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Is Opeth the greatest band going today? I would say so… why aren’t you all listening to them?

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I’ve been listening to Opeth obsessively for the past several years now. Love the band so much. I would think they are the greatest rock band going today, in my opinion. Actually, Opeth and Dream Theater are two of my favorite bands but I think I love Opeth way more, though. Opeth is a prog rock and metal band from Sweden and I’m trying to collect all 13 of their albums. I have 10 of them so far and only need to get: “MorningRise”, “My Arms, Your Hearse” and “Heritage”. Just gotta get those three albums and then I’ll have their entire discography. The more I listen to them, the more obsessed I become of their music.

I just like Mikael Akerfeldt’s songwriting style… he’s the singer and guitarist of the band. I really like his guitar work and his singing voice is real good as well. Mikael is a rock singer who can either sing clearly and he can growl both which I respect. Opeth is more than just rock and metal… they are also kind of jazzy a little bit and there are some ambient folk music thrown in the mix too. It’s just different and unique music. Different than any other rock bands. Opeth got their own unique sound.

At first, I thought their new record they just put out “In Cauda Venenum” was okay but the album is growing on me the more I listen to it. Yeah the album is a grower and now I’m beginning to think this record is the best one they’ve done in their career.

My favorite Opeth album ever is “Deliverance” (released in 2002) but the new one “In Cauda Venenum” is getting right up there. I just love how this band can switch from going to heavy music to mellower folky kind of music. This band also has a lot of classical influence I’m hearing too.

This band is inspiring me to make this kind of music… put metal and acoustic both together… make it proggy. I really love these experimental bands. I really hope to see Opeth live someday ’cause I really would. They do plays shows around the Capital Region once in a while when the band is on tour.

They really are a phenomenal band and I wish they would get recognized some more. It may seem like that prog rock is dead but the genre is still alive and well. Thanks Opeth for trying to keep prog alive.

I love the band’s guitar style ’cause their playing is more complex. When you think of metal in Opeth, you’re not gonna hear power chords and basic open chords. Their guitar playing is so unique, it’s hard to explain it.

Never heard them before? Go to youtube and type in the name. Listen to them on Spotify and Apple Music if you subscribe to one of them. They’re one of my favorite bands right now, probably in my top 5. I’m always listening to them all the time.

Kev

Why Opeth is one of my really favorite rock bands out right now!

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!

Kev

More on Opeth… I think they’re the greatest metal band right now!!!

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.

Kev

Opeth, my new faovrite band??? Yes please! \m/

I’ve been wanting to get into Swedish metal band, Opeth for a long while. Just started listening to them in Spotify this week. So far I listened to their albums, “Orchid”, “Deliverance” and “Ghost Reveries”. Right now, I’m listening to their album, “Watershed” as I type this. I think Opeth is a new addiction for me. Their music really is great stuff and I’m glad I finally gotten into them.

I wanna start buying all their albums from Itunes soon but once I finish collecting the rest of Dream Theater’s and Joe Satriani’s albums, I’ll start collecting Opeth’s albums. I really admire and love Opeth’s music ’cause they’re really unique and different. They do a lot more than just play heavy guitars and screaming vocals. They do all kinds of genres. They also switch back and forth from growling vocals to singing regularly. Opeth goes from heavy to mellow.

Opeth is a fun band to listen to and I would suggest you to listen to them yourself.

Kev