Friday, November 11 2011
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.
Thursday, September 29 2011
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.
Friday, December 19 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.
Wednesday, December 17 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.
Wednesday, December 10 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.
Thursday, November 13 2008
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!”
Thursday, June 5 2008
Nine albums in, and Opeth has still shown no signs of running out of ideas.
Wednesday, September 21 2005
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?"