Articles tagged opeth

Blood and Thunder: We All Wanna Touch a Rainbow

Once upon a time, Ronnie James Dio rounded up a bevy of heavy metal legends to record a charity single. Yet no amount of superstar power could stop the song from falling by the wayside.

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Genius. Doesn’t. Fade: A Conversation With Steven Wilson

Revered English musical visionary Steven Wilson discusses the inspirations, methods, and reflections that helped create his newest solo opus, Hand. Cannot. Erase.

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What He Has Sown: A Conversation With Bruce Soord of the Pineapple Thief

The Pineapple Thief mastermind delves into the making of Magnolia, the [un]fair criticisms of fans, and the joys of modern Opeth, among many other topics.

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Opeth + Katatonia: 2011 October 16 - Portland

A surprisingly short concert for a band like Opeth, this Portland show was nonetheless a strong demonstration of how Opeth came to make an album like Heritage. This, foiled with the brutal heaviness of Katatonia, made for one fine evening of Swedish music.

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29 Sep 2011 // 9:30 AM

Opeth: Heritage

Heritage is both a significant departure from Opeth's past output, but also a completely natural recording, one that prior albums hinted that the band was bound to make.

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18 Dec 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Best Albums of 2008

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.

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The Best Metal Albums of 2008

It was a stellar year for metal, and an eclectic year, too: Norweigian prog-metal, goth-infused death metal, Swedish thrash, black metal, and stoner rock all make the list.

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The Best Metal Albums of 2008

It was a stellar year for metal, and an eclectic year, too: Norwegian prog-metal, goth-infused death metal, Swedish thrash, black metal, and stoner rock all make the list.

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12 Nov 2008 // 10:30 PM

Opeth + High on Fire

The one truly off-the-cuff moment came when a fan yelled out a cover request and Opeth’s frontman Mikael Akerfeldt responded, “I can play that one… on Guitar Hero!”

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4 Jun 2008 // 11:00 PM

Opeth: Watershed

Nine albums in, and Opeth has still shown no signs of running out of ideas.

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20 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Opeth: Ghost Reveries

If you're going to buy one metal album this year, make it this one. If you're a metal fan, what are you waiting for?"

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'Sugar Hill' Breaks Out the Old-School Zombies

// Short Ends and Leader

"Sugar Hill was made in a world before ordinary shuffling, Romero-type zombies took over the cinema world.

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