Second Opeth Single

2019-08-18 by My Name Is Mud | 97 Comments
Veteran progressive rock/metal outfit Opeth have released the second single off of their upcoming LP In Cauda Venenum. The single, ‘Dignity/Svekets Prins’, is available to stream below in both its Swedish and English form.

In Cauda Venenum is scheduled for release on September 27th via Moderbolaget/Nuclear Blast records.

Swedish version:




English version:


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BigPleb
August 18th 2019
59794 Comments


So that’s 2/2 now, better than Sorceress already.

bloc
August 18th 2019
57543 Comments


detta suger

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beefshoes
August 18th 2019
7517 Comments


The folkier sections sound quite good, but then when the heavier verses cut in, it sounds like 100% dad rock. Not impressed unfortunately.

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Confessed2005
August 18th 2019
4989 Comments


Sweet. This album is going to own.

Darius the Great
August 18th 2019
20837 Comments


aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

zaruyache
August 18th 2019
21290 Comments


eng version was... ok

kmagnum1x
August 18th 2019
448 Comments


eh I dunno

BigPleb
August 18th 2019
59794 Comments


So much positivity in the Sorceress thread too :/

vermillionZ
August 18th 2019
242 Comments


Modern opeth just sounds all the same to me

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BigPleb
August 18th 2019
59794 Comments


It’s all played at a similar tempo I guess, still this shows more ambition than the past couple of albums.

Sabrutin
August 18th 2019
6370 Comments


Keyboards have the annoying dad sonicz but I find both singles pretty solid. This is one of the densest Opeth songs I can think of, Mikael keeps growing as a musician and it's clear. The first single was less dense but also catchier and had that psych trip section that was definitely a novelty. Honestly this album, while giving strong Sorceress vibes in places, looks nothing like a more of the same to me.

tl;dr hyped

Flugmorph
August 18th 2019
21504 Comments


slowest news ever

Pikazilla
August 18th 2019
3390 Comments


The folkier sections sound quite good, but then when the heavier verses cut in, it sounds like 100% dad rock. Not impressed unfortunately.

Same.

Flugmorph
August 18th 2019
21504 Comments


alright lmao

its one of the best tracks theyve released this decade

BigPleb
August 18th 2019
59794 Comments


Agreed flug.

Definitely doesn’t feel like ‘more of the same’ to me.

Voltimand
August 18th 2019
1062 Comments


The folkier sections make me wanna listen to their older stuff.

Davil667
August 18th 2019
3828 Comments


Getting some Heritage vibes from here. Curious how this one will blend in with the other tracks. And Fredrik’s playing is really classy, he definitely knows how to pull off some tasty licks and runs.

Sinternet
August 18th 2019
20277 Comments


3.1 average inc

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Djang0
August 18th 2019
410 Comments


They gotta chill with the organ

Eakflanderyof
August 18th 2019
2623 Comments


You guys can't be pleased lol. This is definitely the best thing they've put out since watershed

Maco097
August 18th 2019
3106 Comments


"You guys can't be pleased lol. This is definitely the best thing they've put out since watershed"

Doesn't mean too much tho


Hawks
August 18th 2019
73520 Comments


Def thinking this will be best since Watershed.

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botulist
August 18th 2019
85 Comments


this is easily the best opeth track I’ve listened to

this is easily the worst opeth track I’ve listened to

this is the first opeth track I’ve listened to

Skoj
August 18th 2019
1804 Comments


this is just a reminder how much Heritage fucking sucks.

zaruyache
August 18th 2019
21290 Comments


listened to the swede version too and tho I think the vocal melodies during the chorus are great, instrumentally and structurally this is still really not interesting at all.

Eakflanderyof
August 18th 2019
2623 Comments


This track has a lot of that old ethereal flair that they've been missing from the last few albums

kalkwiese
August 18th 2019
4018 Comments


this is just a reminder how much Heritage fucking rules [a million times]

Flugmorph
August 18th 2019
21504 Comments


fuck yeah kalk m/ m/ m/

Mythodea
August 18th 2019
4274 Comments


this is just a reminder how much Heritage fucking rules [a million times] [plus some]


Skoj
August 18th 2019
1804 Comments


boooooo

Trifolium
August 18th 2019
8890 Comments


kalk I love you so much < 333333

Mabbitt
August 19th 2019
1713 Comments


I mean, I really liked Heritage, so I'm okay with this. I don't need death growls as long as it still has that Opeth vibe - which the last two albums lacked.

MO
August 19th 2019
22711 Comments


Agreed zaryuche

It's just not original and it really is more of the same honestly. There is nothing memorable or unique about the two songs so far. This is sounding like another 2.5 modern opeth album

Pulyx
August 19th 2019
44 Comments


Second half of the song is stronger. Great song overall. I'm biased, i never actually hated ANYTHING opeth has ever made. Love all their phases. I'd let Mikael punch me in the face

Lucman
August 19th 2019
3182 Comments


^Same here. Even the weakest Opeth, in my eyes, is never bad.

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lecolumbus
August 19th 2019
177 Comments


Better than new Tool lol

even bad by Opeth standards is still pretty good. structure is bit off though.

AtomicWaste
Moderator
August 19th 2019
2810 Comments


Ehh

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kalkwiese
August 19th 2019
4018 Comments


Jep, it's pretty good

BigPleb
August 19th 2019
59794 Comments


The vocal harmonies are so good.

Fredrik has really improved as a backing vocalist.

Deathconscious
August 19th 2019
22191 Comments


i liked Dignity quite a lot, they have me really intrigued for the first time since Watershed (even though Heritage was pretty good). feels good, i miss looking forward to new Opeth albums.

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conesmoke
August 19th 2019
6023 Comments


i like the other new song more. Anyone else here noticing the 'top gear theme song section", its from allman brothers but sounds like the end of the top gear theme lol.

Josh D.
August 19th 2019
14455 Comments


It's good, I'm just not nearly as intrigued with this style still. Not just because of the lack of harsh vocals, but the music itself is just too far into old school prog, with the guitar and synth harmonization and long jam style passages. The heavy stuff just made the dynamics more interesting to me.

Egarran
August 19th 2019
12622 Comments


Yeah yeah it's fine, but just imagine how much better it would be if these songs were death metal. You can hear that's what they want to be.

But noooo, we must force them into the progwank box.

DungeonBoy
August 19th 2019
6611 Comments


Definitely digging the new tracks a little more than the last couple albums.

Mike said in a recent interview "To me, the Swedish version is the main version, the most important version to me, and the version I want people to listen to first." and apparently just made the English version since he was afraid his fans wouldn't listen to it in Swedish. So far I'm preferring the Swedish versions, and think it adds a new element to their sound which works well.

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Trifolium
August 19th 2019
8890 Comments


Sounds good so far, although I hate those speech snippets with a passion. Pity they're incorporating more and more of them over the last couple of records.

BigPleb
August 19th 2019
59794 Comments


They add to the mystery for me, album feels like a wacky crime detective drama with these two tracks.

Trifolium
August 19th 2019
8890 Comments


They make me think of Within Temptation, which isn't good in this case.
But the track itself is fine!

bloc
August 19th 2019
57543 Comments


That's never a good thing

pjquinones747
August 19th 2019
3039 Comments


still doing dad prog huh? havent checked either single. i liked ONE song on sorceress and unfortunately it was the title track. starting to get sick of this.

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TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
August 19th 2019
18723 Comments


Sorceress is like the band's worst song

I like this a fair amount, album is shaping up to be their best since Heritage despite Mikael still oversinging at times.

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BigPleb
August 19th 2019
59794 Comments


I think this is the best he’s ever sounded vocally, cleans obviously.

He only over-sang in PC, really.

Egarran
August 19th 2019
12622 Comments


He croons = he's oversinging.

Flugmorph
August 19th 2019
21504 Comments


please no more growls

Egarran
August 19th 2019
12622 Comments


Yeah that was awkward.

Oh boy I'm so set up to hate this album.

Eakflanderyof
August 19th 2019
2623 Comments


I really think the organ overuse the past few albums is a big part of what gives it that dad rock vibe. If they would cut back on that a little it would help

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
August 19th 2019
18723 Comments


Crooning means singing in a low voice so I’m obviously not talking about that, just some of the times when Mikael belts it out and can sound strained when reaching for those high notes. I also noticed that he practically squeaks at the end of each vocal phrase on the verses of Heart in Hand. But he’s a great singer besides that and I don’t care if he doesn’t growl again.

Mabbitt
August 19th 2019
1713 Comments


"But noooo, we must force them into the progwank box."

Who's forcing them into it? It sounds like that's what they want to be.

Trifolium
August 19th 2019
8890 Comments


Still stoked for the new album.

BigPleb
August 19th 2019
59794 Comments


Both songs are my faves since Heritage so I’m beyond hyped now, very giddy.

Trifolium
August 19th 2019
8890 Comments


Yesss! All is well after all then.

Egarran
August 19th 2019
12622 Comments


>I’m obviously not talking about that, just some of the times when Mikael belts it out and can sound strained when reaching for those high notes. I also noticed that he practically squeaks at the end of each vocal phrase on the verses of Heart in Hand.

Completely agree. So what is the short way of saying this?

Eakflanderyof
August 19th 2019
2623 Comments


Yeah after heart in hand came out someone pointing out the vocal squeaks and now I cant unhear it and it bothers me a little

CygnusX1
August 19th 2019
579 Comments


This track really has that 'put me to sleep' vibe from the last few albums

Asdfp277
August 19th 2019
21313 Comments


SOPHIE produced that song

VisionsFromTheDarkSide
August 19th 2019
2430 Comments


"I also noticed that he practically squeaks at the end of each vocal phrase on the verses of Heart in Hand."

Mate Mikael started doing this around Ghost Reveries if you listen closely to a lot of the material since then

Asdfp277
August 19th 2019
21313 Comments


Mikael is a close friend of SOPHIE's

Egarran
August 19th 2019
12622 Comments


>Mate Mikael started doing this around Ghost Reveries if you listen closely to a lot of the material since then


Oh we noticed. But the music more than made up for it. Now it's really noticeable.

VisionsFromTheDarkSide
August 19th 2019
2430 Comments


Yeah it's definitely gone way overboard since then, sometimes just because you 'can' hit a note doesn't mean you should

LibGyps
August 20th 2019
42 Comments


I thought I was listening to Between the Buried and Me when I hit play.

conesmoke
August 20th 2019
6023 Comments


Really, no one else noticed the top gear turnaround

Asdfp277
August 20th 2019
21313 Comments


the first part is actually sung by anohni

L4titudes
August 20th 2019
3653 Comments


this is easily the best opeth track I’ve listened to

this is easily the worst opeth track I’ve listened to

this is the first opeth track I’ve listened to


kalkwiese
August 20th 2019
4018 Comments


Opeth have always been BTBAM copycats tbh

Egarran
August 20th 2019
12622 Comments


What we see here is people trying to joke their disappointment away.

BigPleb
August 20th 2019
59794 Comments


No disappointment here.

Wubs
August 20th 2019
898 Comments


I'm in utter denial

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Sabrutin
August 20th 2019
6370 Comments


Bops

Eakflanderyof
August 20th 2019
2623 Comments


"Opeth have always been BTBAM copycats tbh"

Lmao I hope this was a joke post

Demon of the Fall
August 20th 2019
12404 Comments


It's true - BTBAM were an underground prog-death band waaaaay before they evolved into their current form, they just didn't release any material under that name.

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Egarran
August 20th 2019
12622 Comments


Yeah clearly not a joke.

Eakflanderyof
August 20th 2019
2623 Comments


Hard to tell these days. I see some pretty dumb comments all over the internet especially involving music

DungeonBoy
August 20th 2019
6611 Comments


without a clear indicator of the author's intent, it is impossible to create a parody of extreme views so obviously exaggerated that it cannot be mistaken by some readers for a sincere expression of the views being parodied

kalkwiese
August 20th 2019
4018 Comments


My comment was serious and Demon of the Fall knows his stuff really well, obviously

Eakflanderyof
August 20th 2019
2623 Comments


I've seen some pretty ridiculous comments and comparisons since opeth moved to old school prog territory 🤷‍♀️

Whispered4tw
August 20th 2019
883 Comments


where are mah growlz!1!

The song is good though. I can see they are really trying to push the Swedish version as the original one, but I still prefer them in English.

DungeonBoy
August 20th 2019
6611 Comments


case in point why they made an English version (:

artiswar
August 20th 2019
9266 Comments


If they wanted to make an album in Swedish then fine, but making 2 versions seems so counterintuitive and bizarre.

DungeonBoy
August 20th 2019
6611 Comments


it makes $ense if you think about it

artiswar
August 20th 2019
9266 Comments


transcribing the words from Swedish to English with correct # of syllables and still somehow maintaining the integrity of the lyrics sounds like a masochistic OCD nightmare tbh.

Relinquished
August 20th 2019
41067 Comments


well good thing you're on the otherside of that enjoyment

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artiswar
August 20th 2019
9266 Comments


modern Opeth and enjoyment are not things that really go together but good point

Egarran
August 20th 2019
12622 Comments


Ooh, feisty.

Space Jester
August 20th 2019
7185 Comments


Artiswar bby don’t be like that

artiswar
August 20th 2019
9266 Comments


well, I 5'd Heritage but the rest of the recent stuff I only jam at bedtime.

Trifolium
August 20th 2019
8890 Comments


Heritage is a 5.0 agreed. One of the hardest 5.0s too.
Just bought a ticket for the fall tour, very curious to hear what language he'll use during live renditions of the new material.

Asdfp277
August 20th 2019
21313 Comments


song is dece

TheNotrap
August 21st 2019
11805 Comments


Song has its strong moments, I like the start. Sounds like post-watershed Opeth, no surprises.

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