Opeth stream new song
2014-08-07 by Voivod STAFF | 79 Comments
As the wait for Opeth's upcoming album Pale Communion finally begins to draw to an end, the band have released a brand new track at the official YouTube channel of
Roadrunner Records.

The track, 'Eternal Rains Will Come', can be streamed below:



Tagged: Opeth

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KingdomOfTyrant
August 7th 2014
204 Comments


lol

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YakNips
August 7th 2014
12758 Comments


well i listened to the first 40 seconds

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
August 7th 2014
6273 Comments


Track sounds very formulaic, it could be just me though.

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SCREAM!
August 7th 2014
10310 Comments


"As the awaitance for their upcoming album Pale Communion will finally come to an end on August 26"

Can't help but feel this might contain a little sarcasm ;)

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
August 7th 2014
6273 Comments


^^^No sarcasm here, just tried to write something different from what I usually write on news items.

TalonsOfFire
August 7th 2014
8980 Comments


Already heard the whole album 20 times weeks ago so ok cool

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BigPleb
August 7th 2014
37556 Comments


Formulaic? lol go home Voivod, you're drunk.

ChoccyPhilly
August 7th 2014
7831 Comments


Pretty old, but it's nice to hear the song at its true sound quality. Start is still oddly abrupt

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BMDrummer
August 7th 2014
9386 Comments


sounds dated

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YakNips
August 7th 2014
12758 Comments


sounds bad

BigPleb
August 7th 2014
37556 Comments


Sounds like you should stfu

BMDrummer
August 7th 2014
9386 Comments


the opeth fanboyism is strong

YakNips
August 7th 2014
12758 Comments


do they have an album where the guy doesnt sing

ExplosiveOranges
August 7th 2014
3599 Comments


That awkward moment when the full album has been leaked for a few weeks......

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BigPleb
August 7th 2014
37556 Comments


Best band ever tbh.

Na Yak, just use audacity to get rid of em.

Cimnele
August 7th 2014
360 Comments


that awkward moment when the full album sounds like an also-ran band of the Italian prog scene 40 years ago

trackbytrackreviews
August 7th 2014
1667 Comments


No way ExplosiveOranges? I would've never guessed from those 306 ratings it already has

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SCREAM!
August 7th 2014
10310 Comments


"That awkward moment when the full album has been leaked for a few weeks......"

Hence why I thought the article's intro was sarcasm.

Also yeah, Voivod I can't really tell which "formula" you're referring to here.

OmairSh
August 7th 2014
11917 Comments


Can't wait to hear the album!!

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ExplosiveOranges
August 7th 2014
3599 Comments


Well, maybe Mikael doesn't know about- Nah, who am I kidding. They're just gonna have to bullshit through the next 18 days.

demon of surveillance
August 7th 2014
842 Comments


"I think opeth went thru an opeth phase just like everyone else and they got over it too"

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Immortallix
August 7th 2014
55 Comments


Not super-hot on this, but still better than the majority of Heritage.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
August 7th 2014
6273 Comments


Formulaic? lol go home Voivod, you're drunk.

Also yeah, Voivod I can't really tell which "formula" you're referring to here.

There's better prog rock in the underground.

17WordHaiku
August 7th 2014
165 Comments


its an okay song. the album as a whole is solid though.

SCREAM!
August 7th 2014
10310 Comments


"There's tons of better prog rock in the underground."

That has nothing to do with it being formulaic or not though.

BMDrummer
August 7th 2014
9386 Comments


prog pretty much became formulaic in the late 70s, see elp

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
August 7th 2014
6273 Comments


The formulaic thing is relevant to the ability of a band in sounding fresh, even through its music is nothing new under the sun.

Feather
August 7th 2014
1443 Comments


m/

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climactic
August 7th 2014
19836 Comments


implying

kingsoby1
Emeritus
August 7th 2014
4951 Comments


yikes

kingsoby1
Emeritus
August 7th 2014
4951 Comments


prog pretty much became formulaic in the late 70s, see elp
ya 4 sure fantastic damage was a centaur of pop and art that walked with a limp but has a heart of gold

yourgodisinferior
August 7th 2014
979 Comments


this band any good?

Asdfp277
August 7th 2014
1336 Comments


don't know never heard of them

Mall
August 7th 2014
1514 Comments


Fucking wank, and I quite liked Heritage

Apollo
August 7th 2014
10361 Comments


boring zzzzz

yourgodisinferior
August 7th 2014
979 Comments


heritage is better than this album

lalchimiste
August 7th 2014
257 Comments


heritage is better [2]

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ChoccyPhilly
August 7th 2014
7831 Comments


This song alone is better than Heritage. It's also the best on the album IMO, so yeah

chug73
August 7th 2014
1220 Comments



"There's tons of better prog rock in the underground."
Underground as in basement?
No thx m8


MeatSalad
August 7th 2014
14900 Comments


Plenty of retards in this thread

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VisionsFromTheDarkSide
August 7th 2014
1909 Comments


This song is a grower big time

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lalchimiste
August 7th 2014
257 Comments


lol, funny how i feel the first half of 'River' is so bad it sounds like a Darius Rucker power ballad. Goblin is plain and doesn't really bring anything new on the table. Cusp of Eternity sounds like a Porcupine Tree rip off imo and has zero Opethian flair etc.

Yeah there are some good songs on there (like this one) , but the album feels disjointed overall.

chug73
August 7th 2014
1220 Comments


Wouldn't be an Opeth thread if there weren't, Salad.


Wizard
August 7th 2014
19607 Comments


Did Mikael just decide to stop writing great music or what. Fuck this band.

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FadedSun
August 7th 2014
1302 Comments


I remember when I liked Opeth.

VinVal
August 7th 2014
883 Comments


Why listen to new Opeth when you can just listen to my arms, your hearse

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Nikkolae
August 7th 2014
4865 Comments


i second that vin

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Mike08
August 7th 2014
609 Comments


I tried figuring out why I really dislike listening to this album. Certainly I like the drums, and the bass. Also it IS more cohesive than Hertiage, but... It's Mikael. I hate the lyrics and the vocal style on this album. It's just so damn tacky. Wow, to think once upon a time he was the best band member. Take this album and (-) Mikael. It's an above average prog album. Now, the vocals have him oversinging in so many parts. I like parts of river and voice of treason, but both are brought down by the subject matter Mikael chooses. It's my opinion that heritage and this are not far off lyrically. Both about loss, god, grief, redemption, blah blah blah. Certainly not his forte. I didn't mind them in heritage because there was songs like folklore, haxprocess, and lines in my hand. "Highlights" of this album would be voice of treason, and maybe faith in others. Steve Wilson calls that song the best thing opeth has ever done. Frankly it's par for opeth. Now.. I certainly sound like I hate the record, but I don't this is just one of those cases where one or two aspects of the record kill the quality of the rest of the album.

Mike08
August 7th 2014
609 Comments


I'm not against progpeth, but if Mikael follows this path, count me out.

Derkyle
August 7th 2014
188 Comments


That intro sounded like shit. Otherwise, the song is pretty decent, but I prefer the old style of Opeth rather than this new venture into prog rock.

Mikael actually said this in response to why they changed their style : I think for a band called metal we have balls. It’s supposed to be rebellious music but I see little rebellion, just people raking in money putting out the same shit out over and over. A lot of bands actually don’t like that stuff and would want other influences in their music. But they are too afraid to fuck up their career.

I could have sworn that their past albums were progressive enough to not have to rebel against metal....apparently I'm wrong.

Dunpeal
August 8th 2014
3732 Comments



;_;

beefshoes
August 8th 2014
4308 Comments


This is definitely my favourite from the new album. Awesome track.

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Killerhit
August 8th 2014
5254 Comments



I tried figuring out why I really dislike listening to this album. Certainly I like the drums, and the bass. Also it IS more cohesive than Hertiage, but... It's Mikael. I hate the lyrics and the vocal style on this album. It's just so damn tacky. Wow, to think once upon a time he was the best band member. Take this album and (-) Mikael. It's an above average prog album. Now, the vocals have him oversinging in so many parts. I like parts of river and voice of treason, but both are brought down by the subject matter Mikael chooses. It's my opinion that heritage and this are not far off lyrically. Both about loss, god, grief, redemption, blah blah blah. Certainly not his forte. I didn't mind them in heritage because there was songs like folklore, haxprocess, and lines in my hand. "Highlights" of this album would be voice of treason, and maybe faith in others. Steve Wilson calls that song the best thing opeth has ever done. Frankly it's par for opeth. Now.. I certainly sound like I hate the record, but I don't this is just one of those cases where one or two aspects of the record kill the quality of the rest of the album.






jesus christ

beefshoes
August 8th 2014
4308 Comments


Have you read the lyrics to any Opeth record? It's not like these are new themes or anything.
I half agree, and I definitely agree with the vocals for the most part. It doesn't ruin it for me though since the music and
instrumentation are great (imo).

SGGreenman
August 8th 2014
842 Comments


ugh boring just like this whole album

FeedingNetherlands
August 8th 2014
343 Comments


> As the wait for Opeth's upcoming album Pale Communion finally begins to draw to an end
> 307 ratings

SmokinSmithy
August 8th 2014
7 Comments


If the purpose of releasing a single is to promote an album, so that people go out and buy it, I'd say this has failed.

BigPleb
August 8th 2014
37556 Comments


Did Mikael just decide to stop writing great music or what. Fuck this band.

Go jam Hemispheres or something, Wizard.

yourgodisinferior
August 8th 2014
979 Comments


I tried figuring out why I really dislike listening to this album. Certainly I like the drums, and the bass. Also it IS more cohesive than Hertiage, but... It's Mikael. I hate the lyrics and the vocal style on this album. It's just so damn tacky. Wow, to think once upon a time he was the best band member. Take this album and (-) Mikael. It's an above average prog album. Now, the vocals have him oversinging in so many parts. I like parts of river and voice of treason, but both are brought down by the subject matter Mikael chooses. It's my opinion that heritage and this are not far off lyrically. Both about loss, god, grief, redemption, blah blah blah. Certainly not his forte. I didn't mind them in heritage because there was songs like folklore, haxprocess, and lines in my hand. "Highlights" of this album would be voice of treason, and maybe faith in others. Steve Wilson calls that song the best thing opeth has ever done. Frankly it's par for opeth. Now.. I certainly sound like I hate the record, but I don't this is just one of those cases where one or two aspects of the record kill the quality of the rest of the album.[2]

omg this is the album


BigPleb
August 8th 2014
37556 Comments


Ye, that paragraph is a load of shite.

yourgodisinferior
August 8th 2014
979 Comments


is it though?

JaySpiral
August 8th 2014
753 Comments


This song sucks. Not even because there aren't growls anymore, but because this is just straight up badly done prog rock. What the hell Opeth, you're better than this.

BigPleb
August 8th 2014
37556 Comments


@yourgod Yes, it is.

Wolfhorde
August 8th 2014
13686 Comments


can we please get over opeth? that would be really cool.

Wizard
August 8th 2014
19607 Comments


Go jam Hemispheres or something, Wizard.

Would rather jam King Crimson over terrible Geddy voice.

BigPleb
August 8th 2014
37556 Comments


You are insufferable, sweet jesus!

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
August 8th 2014
15004 Comments


u tell em wiz

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tommygun
August 8th 2014
25094 Comments


even i know this leaked already wtf

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MO
August 8th 2014
18986 Comments


yea but leaked isn't official so this article is still fine

Impervious
August 8th 2014
412 Comments


So this is pretty much Heritage Part 2?

KILL
August 8th 2014
72086 Comments


song rules

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CaptainDooRight
August 8th 2014
30239 Comments


rong sules

wwf
August 8th 2014
928 Comments


Ok haven't listened to a single song off of this album yet because Heritage was meh but I'm getting mixed signals. Why does everyone seem to dislike it but it's got nearly a 4 average?

DungeonBoy
August 8th 2014
296 Comments


I like this a lot more than Heritage, which I pretty much gave up on after about 5 listens. It's darker than Heritage and actually sounds like an Opeth album. That may be why. Also haters gonna hate on the nonexistent death metal vocals. You really should check it out even if you didn't like Heritage.

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SCREAM!
August 8th 2014
10310 Comments


I liked heritage but def like this better. Sounds a lot more focused and less noodly for one which makes it more memorable. Its also darker and even more emotional I'd say although its true that mikael kind of overdoes some parts singing wise

ThatDude
August 8th 2014
21 Comments


Best song on the album with the second track. Rest is kinda boring and generic.

North0House2
August 8th 2014
5880 Comments


I hate the production on this, honestly. It feels so... forced and unnatural, almost like all the instruments are digital, you know? This thing was released in '69, yet its production feels WAY more vibrant and alive to me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9228-Imm04U


I wasn't looking forward to this new album anyway. After Heritage I wasn't holding out much hope.

chug73
August 9th 2014
1220 Comments


So many butthurt ppl in here.

zaruyache
August 9th 2014
7232 Comments


I think that bit about his vocals being the reason for not liking the album has some merit. I also can't tack down exactly why none of this has clicked with me... except for maybe the vocals. I don't know how or why, but they're just not as good as they were on previous releases. His voice on Ghost Reveries is wonderful, but here it just bothers me.

That and Opeth were interesting because of the light/heavy contrasts in their music, and this album doesn't really feature that. If the next album goes back to metal riffing + prog rock then it should be more enjoyable. But I doubt that'll happen ;_;

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