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Opeth

August 28th, 2014

Formed:
1990 in Stockholm, Sweden

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s




Opeth

Biography

Brought together in Stockholm by guitarists Peter Lindgren and Mikael Ã…kerfeldt in 1990, Opeth added progressive influences and acoustic instrumentation to their brand of Swedish death metal. As the group progressed, it was very common for an Opeth live set to fly in several different musical directions — and an average song lasted no less than ten minutes. Impressed by their originality, Candlelight Records released their debut full-length in 1995, which was titled Orchid, and featured a rhythm section of bassist Johan de Farfalla and drummer Anders Nordin. Edge of Sanity mastermind Dan Swano produced the band's ambitious second album, Morningrise, in 1996, after which they embarked on a brief tour with Morbid Angel. Century Media took notice and not only licensed Opeth's first two albums for the United States, but also planned on releasing their next album on both sides of the Atlantic. With the recruitment of bassist Martin Mendez and drummer Martin Lopez (ex-Amon Amarth) to replace the departed de Farfalla and Nordin, Opeth's third album, My Arms, Your Hearse, was released in 1998 to glowing reviews, establishing the band as a leading force in progressive metal with death roots.

Top Albums


1. Pale Communi..

2. Ghost Reveri..

3. Watershed (S..

4. Heritage (Sp..

5. Blackwater P..

6. Still Life (..

7. Damnation

8. Watershed

9. Deliverance

10. Still Life

11. Morningrise

12. My Arms Your..

13. Heritage

14. The Roundhou..

15. Orchid

16. In Live Conc..

17. Lamentations..

18. Peaceville P..

19. The Candleli..

20. The Devil's ..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
Cusp of Eternity Pale Communion 5:36 $1.29
2.
Eternal Rains Will Come Pale Communion 6:46 $1.29
3.
River Pale Communion 7:33 $1.29
4.
Voice of Treason Pale Communion 7:48 $1.29
5.
Faith In Others Pale Communion 8:02 $1.29
6.
Goblin Pale Communion 4:34 $1.29
7.
Elysian Woes Pale Communion 4:48 $1.29
8.
Bridge of Sighs Watershed (Special Edition) 5:55 $1.29
9.
Windowpane Damnation 7:44 $1.29
10.
Closure Damnation 5:15 $1.29
11.
Death Whispered a Lullaby Damnation 5:49 $1.29
12.
Silhouette Orchid 3:07 $0.99
13.
Folklore Heritage (Special Edition) 8:17 $1.29
14.
Would? Burden – EP 3:43 $0.99
15.
Den Standiga Resan Watershed (Special Edition) 4:09 $1.29
16.
Porcelain Heart Watershed (Special Edition) 8:00 $1.29
17.
Lotus Eater Watershed 8:50 $1.29
18.
Remember Tomorrow (My Arms Your Hear.. Candlelight Years 4:59 $0.99
19.
Epilogue (My Arms Your Hearse) Candlelight Years 4:02 $0.99
20.
Karma (My Arms Your Hearse) Candlelight Years 7:50 $0.99
21.
Credence (My Arms Your Hearse) Candlelight Years 5:26 $0.99
22.
Demon of the Fall (My Arms Your Hear.. Candlelight Years 6:13 $0.99
23.
Amen Corner (My Arms Your Hearse) Candlelight Years 8:43 $0.99
24.
Madrigal (My Arms Your Hearse) Candlelight Years 1:26 $0.99
25.
When (My Arms Your Hearse) Candlelight Years 9:14 $0.99

Top Music Videos


1. Porcelain Hear..

2. Burden

3. The Grand Conj..

4. The Devil's Or..

5. Dirge for Nove..


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