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|Top 10 Opeth Songs|
So, come September, Akerfeldt and his band of merry men will drop what will hopefully be an album that signals a return to form. Here are my personal fave songs by them, with descriptions.
Cusp of Eternity
Undoubtedly this choice will ruffle a few feathers but I have to say it is just so fucking catchy.
|9||In the Mist She Was Standing|
What an intro. The harmonizing guitars seem to go on forever but there is just so much going on in this song that it is almost overwhelming to a certain degree. The more black metal-esque shrieks and screams are cool too - primitive Opeth but nonetheless incredibly enjoyable.
Curiously enough, the most notable thing about The Moor is the unexplainable 'ghostly' sigh right after the middle section - I remember reading an interview with Mikael where he talks about how that noise was certainly not emitted by any band member/instrument - but all in all, just like The Leper Affinity is the perfect opener for BP, this is perfect for Still Life.
The combination of Steven Wilson and Akerfeldt makes Bleak outstanding. Brilliant riffs too.
|6||Serenity Painted Death|
One of their heaviest songs and definitely the best guitar solo out of pretty much everything they've done.
|5||To Bid You Farewell|
The ballad of Morningrise is a gorgeous one. The way the guitars intertwine with those sweet as fuck melodies is awesome and vocally speaking it is definitely impassioned and heartfelt.
So many brilliant moments here. The middle section is magical, ethereal and superbly written.
Damnation is a sombre affair, yet beautiful and fragile at the same time and Windowpane is easily the best track on it. The arrangements and structures are flawless and overall, it is just an exquisite listen.
|2||The Leper Affinity|
Right from the menacing discord that introduces Blackwater Park until the gentle piano motifs that close the track, every time I listen to The Leper Affinity I'm always fully engaged. The riff right before the acoustic section has to be one of their best ever and lyrically the song is very strong. Aside from that, once again, just like Deliverance, the song doesn't drag or have any boring/uninspired moments. Perfect opener to a perfect album.
Although the album itself isn't one of their best, the title track takes the crown as my all time fave track by them. The transitions from heavy to clean are superb and the clean section itself features sublime instrumentation, particularly the drums. Every riff is perfect and Mikael's vocals, both the soft, lullaby-esque
singing and the demonic roars are great.
|seeing alot of opeth lists lately, guess it's the hype for the new album|
list is aight btw
|April Ethereal will always be #1 for me|
|I like this list a lot|
|yeh april ethereal and moonlapse vertigo are the GOATs imo|
|Hmm. My list would have to include:|
1. Harlequin Forest
2-***. Demon of the Fall, Benighted, Serenity Painted Death, Heir Apparent, The Funeral Portrait, Ghost of Perdition, Burden...