Opeth's Blackwater 2: Electric Parkaloo

2021-04-16 by CaliggyJack | 58 Comments
Growlsmith, time traveling '70s rocker, and instrumental polymath Mikael Akerfeldt has announced a reissue of Opeth's seminal album Blackwater Park to celebrate said album's 20th anniversary.

"A much-deserved and open armed 20th anniversary celebration of Opeth’s magnum opus. Two decades in and still a breath-taking piece of work, dense with extraordinary melodic moments, spine-tingling atmospherics and agile but crushing heaviness, and one that saw the Swedish metallers kick open prog’s ornate doors, fed death metal through the cosmic kaleidoscope and introduced a generation of music nerds to a world of limitless musical possibilities. The reissue comes lovingly pressed onto heavyweight, audiophile approved vinyl, with a variety of deluxe finishes, and housed in a gatefold artwork sleeve, with updated liner notes and acknowledgements. The deluxe variants, including a hardcase CD, come furnished with an updated artwork booklet complete with new liner notes, never seen before memories from the band, and exclusive content provided by the Opeth fanbase. It remains a must for Opeth enthusiasts, completists and casual listeners alike."

https://www.opethblackwaterpark.com/

https://loudwire.com/opeth-blackwater-park-20th-anniversary-reissue

Tagged: Opeth

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CaliggyJack
April 16th 2021
6540 Comments


Awww all the good stuff got cut lmao

normaloctagon
April 16th 2021
5670 Comments


"audiophile approved vinyl,"

can i get the contact info for the audiophile that approved the vinyl i have a lot of questions number one how dare you?

CaliggyJack
April 16th 2021
6540 Comments


I added back the instrumental polymath part come @ me mods

Shemson
April 16th 2021
1907 Comments


As if that news title got approved haha

CaliggyJack
April 16th 2021
6540 Comments


The original title was Opeth's Blackwater Boogaloo

The mod who approved it decided to add a little bit lmao

Shemson
April 16th 2021
1907 Comments


Lol now I believe it, when mods have a hand in it, so it shall remain

Mesm277
April 16th 2021
967 Comments


No Patterns in the Ivy 2? : (

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Mabbitt
April 16th 2021
1798 Comments


Man, you had me thinking that they were making a sequel album. I don't know if this is better or worse.

FadedSun
April 16th 2021
2554 Comments


$25 default shipping from the UK. Oof. Bumps it up to a $60 purchase.

toolpeth182
April 16th 2021
288 Comments


"[Akerfeldt] added of the Blackwater sessions that took place in the fall of 2000, "It's well known that Steven Wilson came in to produce the album"..."

What....
The...
Fuck...

As a big fan of Wilson: why TF didn't I know this?? lmfao

LeddSledd
April 16th 2021
5018 Comments


bro Wilson literally sings on Blackwater Park, as well as Damnation

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chemicalmarriage
April 16th 2021
3441 Comments


Nothing on here that makes me want to buy this again on vinyl

CaliggyJack
April 16th 2021
6540 Comments


Can't wait for Opeth oldschoolers to remind us again why Blackwater Park is the greatest Opeth album ever made for the 500,000,000th time in a row on July 16.

BigPleb
April 17th 2021
62861 Comments


Already got the original pressing, thanks.

But seriously, best band ever.

DominionMM1
April 17th 2021
19733 Comments


why wait til july

BigPleb
April 17th 2021
62861 Comments


Summer money.

DominionMM1
April 17th 2021
19733 Comments


nvm

Parallels
April 17th 2021
9085 Comments


"time traveling '70s rocker"

[citation needed]

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CaliggyJack
April 17th 2021
6540 Comments


"[citation needed]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heritage_(Opeth_album)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Communion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorceress_(album)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Cauda_Venenum

Parallels
April 17th 2021
9085 Comments


Thank you, this is acceptable.

ian b
Contributing Reviewer
April 17th 2021
1975 Comments


time to get to work on trapwaterpark i guess, i've been slackin smh

RadioSuicide
April 17th 2021
1968 Comments


as long as i gaze on Parkaloo sunset, I am in paradise

FadedSun
April 17th 2021
2554 Comments


"bro Wilson literally sings on Blackwater Park, as well as Damnation"

They also did a small tour together for Damnation with Porcupine Tree.

Avagantamos
April 17th 2021
7649 Comments


haven't been a huge opeth fan for years, but I might actually snag this one

Panzerchrist
April 17th 2021
539 Comments


boi that vinyl better not be compressed to shit

GhandhiLion
April 17th 2021
11980 Comments


literally who

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LeddSledd
April 17th 2021
5018 Comments


if Wilson's doing the mixing, the vinyl should turn out well

if nothing else, he's got a damn fine talent in production

OSEL
April 17th 2021
455 Comments


so many adjectives I'm salivating

parksungjoon
April 17th 2021
31536 Comments


toolpeth182
April 16th 2021
287 Comments
Report this Post

"[Akerfeldt] added of the Blackwater sessions that took place in the fall of 2000, "It's well known that Steven Wilson came in to produce the album"..."

What....
The...
Fuck...

As a big fan of Wilson: why TF didn't I know this?? lmfao

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Parallels
April 17th 2021
9085 Comments


"[Wilson's] got a damn fine talent in production"

Just imagine if he had saved Californication, Whats the Story Morning Glory or any Fleet Foxes album. Oh, the things that could have been.

Demon of the Fall
April 17th 2021
19267 Comments


Oh yeah the transformative ‘what if?’ scenario where terrible bands get slightly better. The mind boggles.

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Demon of the Fall
April 17th 2021
19267 Comments


As for this I’m not actually sure I care, which feels weird.

Great news headline though 😄

Flugmorph
April 17th 2021
24058 Comments


toolpeth182
April 16th 2021
287 Comments
Report this Post

"[Akerfeldt] added of the Blackwater sessions that took place in the fall of 2000, "It's well known that Steven Wilson came in to produce the album"..."

What....
The...
Fuck...

As a big fan of Wilson: why TF didn't I know this?? lmfao

DarkNoctus
April 17th 2021
11479 Comments


the mixing and mastering on this record sucks, i'd only consider buying it if it was remastered

Tunaboy45
April 17th 2021
17622 Comments


"audiophile approved vinyl"

this is always a load of wank, it's probably pressed at GZ

DarkNoctus
April 17th 2021
11479 Comments


it's just thick LP. which is always appreciated i guess but it doesn't need the pretentiousness lmao

AlexKzillion
April 17th 2021
12417 Comments


If the album is so special they should perform the album in its entirety on their next tour

OSEL
April 17th 2021
455 Comments


the still life remaster sux so finger's crossed

DominionMM1
April 17th 2021
19733 Comments


“this is always a load of wank, it's probably pressed at GZ“

or record industry in holland, which is where the 2010 MOV reissue was pressed

chemicalmarriage
April 17th 2021
3441 Comments


Dont talk shit about mov

NoXoR
April 17th 2021
33 Comments


I absolutely love Opeth. One of my top bands, easily.

No reason to get excited here. I'd just love them to return to making interesting music. Last three albums were underwhelming.

DominionMM1
April 18th 2021
19733 Comments


“Dont talk shit about mov”

my comment was actually pretty tame compared to what i’ve said about mov in the past

Morningrise767
April 18th 2021
3081 Comments


lmao this is brilliant
"Growlsmith, time traveling '70s rocker, and instrumental polymath Mikael Akerfeldt" xD

Josh D.
April 19th 2021
16467 Comments


I was going to get this until I saw shipping is over $30.

sonictheplumber
April 19th 2021
12427 Comments


AC/DC>

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cordwainerbird
April 19th 2021
1056 Comments


i fucking love this post and title dkjhgbv

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iambandersnatch
April 19th 2021
1901 Comments


"Just imagine if he had saved Californication"

???

PapaH
April 19th 2021
46 Comments


Make prog rock great again Steven. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Tunaboy45
April 19th 2021
17622 Comments


@Dominion I always thought the consensus on MOV was they were pretty good. My Souvlaki MOV pressing sounds fantastic, no warping, etc and that seems to be other people's experiences.

thecheatisnotdead
April 20th 2021
1072 Comments


It's baffling when bands do this after a prior deluxe reissue exists that already offers more bonus tracks.

I mean, I guess that was CD-only, but still, even if they're aiming for the vinyl obsessives, clearly they could've beefed this bad boy up a bit.

DominionMM1
April 20th 2021
19733 Comments


“I always thought the consensus on MOV was they were pretty good. My Souvlaki MOV pressing sounds fantastic, no warping, etc and that seems to be other people's experiences.”

in my experience, their pressings really lack any real low end. if youre jamming a dreampop or whatever kind of album like souvlaki its not as big of a deal but if its a more “metal” kind of record, lower frequencies tend to matter a bit more

StormChaser
April 20th 2021
733 Comments


Oh yeah the transformative ‘what if?’ scenario where terrible bands get slightly better. The mind boggles.

lol. amazing confidence there calling those bands terrible

Parallels
April 22nd 2021
9085 Comments


If they've hit #1 on the billboard, they're too mainstream to be good.

Demon of the Fall
April 22nd 2021
19267 Comments


‘lol. amazing confidence there calling those bands terrible‘

When you’ve been here a while it all just slips out.

Parallels
April 22nd 2021
9085 Comments


>joined 2017

SIMBOLIC
April 23rd 2021
5939 Comments


"The mod who approved it decided to add a little bit lmao"

Jom or Chan confirmed lol

"joined 2017"

Mat you know as well as I do that time doesn't function here like it does in the real world


StormChaser
April 23rd 2021
733 Comments


Hot takes lads

Demon of the Fall
April 23rd 2021
19267 Comments


‘>joined 2017‘

4 years is a while in my book. Okay then after the best part of 20k comments, i.e. enough to just type the first thing that comes into your head and call it a day.



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