This time I came back to Opeth through Blackwater Park. I’ve been away for a while, but the new album is coming out soon, and there is no way I will miss it. Unlike most fans, I’ve enjoyed their newer sound. To me, what they seem to miss is that the albums they love most would not exist without these latter, for this has always been their foundation as writers.

I am hard pressed to think of an album that is orchestrated so brilliantly. “The Leper Affinity” sets the stage, as each track leads you to the explosive “Blackwater Park”, which consummates the whole in a such a way that leaves you breathless.

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Listening to Still Life and cannot believe I ever doubted them.

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