Opeth
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Blogs // 2 Articles
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//Features

The Best Progressive Rock of 2014
26 Dec 2014 // 4:18 AM

From idiosyncratic tales of dastardly aliens to concept albums about a mysterious demon, prog maintained its reputation for eclecticism in 2014.

The Best Metal of 2014
4 Dec 2014 // 8:15 PM

Metal's shining moments in 2014 include a long-awaited reunion, a culmination of a nearly 20-year career, and a sophomore outing that rose to the occasion.

//Columns

Benighted by Beauty: The Legacy of Opeth's 'Still Life'
11 Jun 2014 // 8:30 PM

Still Life's narrative borders on Shakespearean levels of romantic tragedy and social commentary, making it the most poetic and philosophical in Opeth’s catalogue.

The Best Metal Albums of 2008
9 Dec 2008 // 2:00 PM

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.

//Reviews

Opeth: Pale Communion
27 Aug 2014 // 8:06 PM

Pale Communion is both the culmination of Opeth's journey toward classic progressive rock and its best work since Ghost Reveries.

Opeth + Katatonia: 2011 October 16 - Portland
10 Nov 2011 // 3:00 PM

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.

//Blogs

Blood and Thunder: We All Wanna Touch a Rainbow
21 May 2015 // 4:00 AM

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.

Bubbling Under the 75 Best Albums of 2011: Opeth
13 Dec 2011 // 7:00 AM

This week we presented our Best 75 Albums of 2011. Here are several more just bubbling under the top 75...

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Blood and Thunder: Entering the Echo Chamber

// Sound Affects

"In an age where writers regularly churn out "content" at dizzying speeds, truly great music makes a writer slow down and take time to reflect.

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