Origin: Sweden
Genres: Death Metal
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Opeth  


Loosely labelled a death metal band, Opeth is really so much more, with their mix of mid-paced riffing, acoustic guitar interludes, and frequent tempo and mood changes continuing to push the boundaries of extreme music. Opeth write long songs (often over ten minutes long), but the diversity of the songwriting keeps things interesting. The phrase "progressive death metal" has been used before, but it probably fits Opeth better than any other single band. While the earlier albums are undeniably more brutal in their approach (and often regarded as fan favorites) it's the later releases, starting with 2001's Blackwater Park, where all the pieces truly fit together. An outstanding band.

Current Members

Mikael Åkerfeldt

guitars/vocals (Bloodbath, Katatonia)

Fredrik Åkesson

guitars (Arch Enemy, Krux)

Martin Mendez

bass

Joakim Svalberg

keyboards (Yngwie Malmsteen)

Martin Axenrot

drums (Bloodbath, Satanic Slaughter, Witchery)

Former Members/Guests

Peter Lindgren

guitars

Johan De Farfalla

bass

Per Wiberg

keyboards (Krux, Spiritual Beggars)

Anders Nordin

drums

Martin Lopez

drums (Amon Amarth)


Discography



Orchid 
1995 Candlelight
  1. In The Mist She Was Standing
  2. Under The Weeping Moon
  3. Sillouette
  4. Forest Of October
  5. The Twilight Is My Robe
  6. Requiem
  7. The Apostle In Triumph
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Peter Lindgren
  • Johan De Farfalla
  • Anders Nordin

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Morningrise 
1996 Candlelight
  1. Advent
  2. The Night And The Silent Water
  3. Nectar
  4. Black Rose Immortal
  5. To Bid You Farewell
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Peter Lindgren
  • Johan De Farfalla
  • Anders Nordin

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



My Arms, Your Hearse 
1998 Candlelight
  1. Prologue
  2. April ethereal
  3. When
  4. Madrigal
  5. The amen corner
  6. Demon of the fall
  7. Credence
  8. Karma
  9. Epilogue
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Peter Lindgren
  • Martin Lopez

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Still Life 
1999 Peaceville
  1. The Moor
  2. Godheads Lament
  3. Benighted
  4. Moonlapse Vertigo
  5. Face of Melinda
  6. Serenity Painted Death
  7. White Cluster
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Peter Lindgren
  • Martin Mendez
  • Martin Lopez

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Blackwater Park 
2001 Peaceville
  1. The Leper Affinity
  2. Bleak
  3. Harvest
  4. The Drapery Falls
  5. Dirge for November
  6. Funeral Portrait
  7. Patterns in the Ivy
  8. Blackwater Park
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Peter Lindgren
  • Martin Mendez
  • Martin Lopez
2001 BNR and Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Deliverance 
2002 Music For Nations
  1. Wreath
  2. Deliverance
  3. A Fair Judgement
  4. For Absent Friends
  5. Master's Apprentices
  6. By The Pain I See In Others
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Peter Lindgren
  • Martin Mendez
  • Martin Lopez
2002 BNR and Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Damnation 
2003 Music For Nations
  1. Windowpane
  2. In my time of Need
  3. Death Whispered at lullaby
  4. Closure
  5. Hope Leavens
  6. To rid the Disease
  7. Ending Credits
  8. Weakness
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Peter Lindgren
  • Martin Mendez
  • Martin Lopez
2003 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Lamentations - Live At Shephard's Bush Empire 
2003 Music For Nations




Ghost Reveries 
2005 Roadrunner
  1. Ghost Of Perdition
  2. The Baying Of The Hounds
  3. Beneath The Mire
  4. Atonement
  5. Reverie/Harlequin Forest
  6. Hours Of Wealth
  7. The Grand Conjuration
  8. Isolation Years
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Peter Lindgren
  • Martin Mendez
  • Per Wiberg
  • Martin Lopez
2005 BNR and Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The Roundhouse Tapes 
2007 Peaceville
  1. When
  2. Ghost of Perdition
  3. Under the Weeping Moon
  4. Bleak
  5. Face of Melinda
  6. The Night and the Silent Water
  7. Windowpane
  8. Blackwater Park
  9. Demon of the Fall
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Peter Lindgren
  • Martin Mendez
  • Per Wiberg
  • Martin Axenrot




Watershed 
2008 Roadrunner
  1. Coil
  2. Heir Apparent
  3. The Lotus Eater
  4. Burden
  5. Porcelain Heart
  6. Hessian Peel
  7. Hex Omega
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Fredrik Åkesson
  • Martin Mendez
  • Per Wiberg
  • Martin Axenrot
2008 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



The Roundhouse Tapes 
2008 Peaceville

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



In Live Concert At The Royal Albert Hall 
2010

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Heritage 
2011 Roadrunner
  1. Heritage
  2. The Devil's Orchard
  3. I Feel the Dark
  4. Slither
  5. Nepenthe
  6. Häxprocess
  7. Famine
  8. The Lines in My Hand
  9. Folklore
  10. Marrow of the Earth
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Fredrik Åkesson
  • Martin Mendez
  • Per Wiberg
  • Martin Axenrot
2011 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Underground  Metal Observer  Metal Critic  Angry Metal Guy 



Pale Communion 
2014 Roadrunner
  1. Eternal Rains Will Come
  2. Cusp Of Eternity
  3. Moon Above, Sun Below
  4. Elysian Woes
  5. Goblin
  6. River
  7. Voice Of Treason
  8. Faith In Others
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Fredrik Åkesson
  • Martin Mendez
  • Joakim Svalberg
  • Martin Axenrot


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