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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.
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.
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.