Origin: Sweden  
Genres: Death Metal
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Last update/review: November 27, 2018

Opeth

Loosely labelled a death metal band, Opeth is really so much more, with their mix of mid-paced riffing, acoustic guitar interludes, and frequent tempo and mood changes continuing to push the boundaries of extreme music. Opeth write long songs (often over ten minutes long), but the diversity of the songwriting keeps things interesting. The phrase "progressive death metal" has been used before, but it probably fits Opeth better than any other single band. While the earlier albums are undeniably more brutal in their approach (and often regarded as fan favorites) it's the later releases, starting with 2001's Blackwater Park, where all the pieces truly fit together. An outstanding band.

Recent album: In Cauda Venenum, released on September 27, 2019.

Current Members

Mikael Åkerfeldt

guitars/vocals (ex-Bloodbath, guest for Katatonia)

Fredrik Åkesson

guitars (ex-Arch Enemy, Krux)

Martin Mendez

bass

Joakim Svalberg

keyboards (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen)

Martin Axenrot

drums (Bloodbath, ex-Satanic Slaughter, ex-Witchery)

Former Members/Guests

Peter Lindgren

guitars

Johan De Farfalla

bass

Per Wiberg

keyboards (Krux, Spiritual Beggars)

Anders Nordin

drums

Martin Lopez

drums (ex-Amon Amarth, ex-Soen)



Discography



Orchid  
1995 Candlelight
  1. In The Mist She Was Standing
  2. Under The Weeping Moon
  3. Sillouette
  4. Forest Of October
  5. The Twilight Is My Robe
  6. Requiem
  7. The Apostle In Triumph
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Peter Lindgren
  • Johan De Farfalla
  • Anders Nordin
1995 Readers' Album #53




Morningrise  
1996 Candlelight
  1. Advent
  2. The Night And The Silent Water
  3. Nectar
  4. Black Rose Immortal
  5. To Bid You Farewell
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Peter Lindgren
  • Johan De Farfalla
  • Anders Nordin
1996 Readers' Album #67




My Arms, Your Hearse  
1998 Candlelight
  1. Prologue
  2. April ethereal
  3. When
  4. Madrigal
  5. The amen corner
  6. Demon of the fall
  7. Credence
  8. Karma
  9. Epilogue
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Peter Lindgren
  • Martin Lopez
1998 Readers' Album #39




Still Life  
1999 Peaceville
  1. The Moor
  2. Godheads Lament
  3. Benighted
  4. Moonlapse Vertigo
  5. Face of Melinda
  6. Serenity Painted Death
  7. White Cluster
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Peter Lindgren
  • Martin Mendez
  • Martin Lopez
1999 Readers' Album #18




Blackwater Park  
2001 Peaceville
  1. The Leper Affinity
  2. Bleak
  3. Harvest
  4. The Drapery Falls
  5. Dirge for November
  6. Funeral Portrait
  7. Patterns in the Ivy
  8. Blackwater Park
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Peter Lindgren
  • Martin Mendez
  • Martin Lopez
2001 Readers' Album #5





Deliverance  
2002 Music For Nations
  1. Wreath
  2. Deliverance
  3. A Fair Judgement
  4. For Absent Friends
  5. Master's Apprentices
  6. By The Pain I See In Others
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Peter Lindgren
  • Martin Mendez
  • Martin Lopez
2002 Readers' Album #1





Damnation  
2003 Music For Nations
  1. Windowpane
  2. In my time of Need
  3. Death Whispered at lullaby
  4. Closure
  5. Hope Leavens
  6. To rid the Disease
  7. Ending Credits
  8. Weakness
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Peter Lindgren
  • Martin Mendez
  • Martin Lopez
2003 Readers' Album #3




Lamentations - Live At Shephard's Bush Empire  VIDEO
2003 Music For Nations



Ghost Reveries  
2005 Roadrunner
  1. Ghost Of Perdition
  2. The Baying Of The Hounds
  3. Beneath The Mire
  4. Atonement
  5. Reverie/Harlequin Forest
  6. Hours Of Wealth
  7. The Grand Conjuration
  8. Isolation Years
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Peter Lindgren
  • Martin Mendez
  • Per Wiberg
  • Martin Lopez
2005 Readers' Album #1





The Roundhouse Tapes  LIVE
2007 Peaceville
  1. When
  2. Ghost of Perdition
  3. Under the Weeping Moon
  4. Bleak
  5. Face of Melinda
  6. The Night and the Silent Water
  7. Windowpane
  8. Blackwater Park
  9. Demon of the Fall
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Peter Lindgren
  • Martin Mendez
  • Per Wiberg
  • Martin Axenrot
2007 Readers' Album #22




Watershed  
2008 Roadrunner
  1. Coil
  2. Heir Apparent
  3. The Lotus Eater
  4. Burden
  5. Porcelain Heart
  6. Hessian Peel
  7. Hex Omega
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Fredrik Åkesson
  • Martin Mendez
  • Per Wiberg
  • Martin Axenrot
2008 Readers' Album #3




The Roundhouse Tapes  VIDEO
2008 Peaceville



In Live Concert At The Royal Albert Hall  VIDEO
2010



Heritage  
2011 Roadrunner
  1. Heritage
  2. The Devil's Orchard
  3. I Feel the Dark
  4. Slither
  5. Nepenthe
  6. Häxprocess
  7. Famine
  8. The Lines in My Hand
  9. Folklore
  10. Marrow of the Earth
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Fredrik Åkesson
  • Martin Mendez
  • Per Wiberg
  • Martin Axenrot
2011 Readers' Album #6




The Devil's Orchard  LIVE
2011 Rock Hard
  1. The Devil's Orchard
  2. Intro
  3. Heir Apparent
  4. Ghost of Perdition
  5. The Leper Affinity
  6. Hessian Peel
  7. Deliverance



Pale Communion  
2014 Roadrunner
  1. Eternal Rains Will Come
  2. Cusp Of Eternity
  3. Moon Above, Sun Below
  4. Elysian Woes
  5. Goblin
  6. River
  7. Voice Of Treason
  8. Faith In Others
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Fredrik Åkesson
  • Martin Mendez
  • Joakim Svalberg
  • Martin Axenrot
2014 Readers' Album #10




Deliverance & Damnation  COMPILATION
2015 Music For Nations



Sorceress  
2016
  1. Persephone
  2. Sorceress
  3. The Wilde Flowers
  4. Will O The Wisp
  5. Chrysalis
  6. Sorceress 2
  7. The Seventh Sojourn
  8. Strange Brew
  9. A Fleeting Glance
  10. Era
  11. Persephone (Slight Return)
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Fredrik Åkesson
  • Martin Mendez
  • Joakim Svalberg
  • Martin Axenrot
2016 Readers' Album #12




Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Ampitheatre  LIVE
2018
  1. Sorceress
  2. Ghost of Perdition
  3. Demon of the Fall
  4. The Wilde Flowers
  5. In My Time of Need
  6. The Devil's Orchard
  7. Cusp of Eternity
  8. Heir Apparent
  9. Era
  10. Deliverance
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Fredrik Åkesson
  • Martin Mendez
  • Joakim Svalberg
  • Martin Axenrot



In Cauda Venenum  
2019
  1. Livet's trädgård
  2. Svekets prins
  3. Hjärtat vet vad handen gör
  4. De närmast sörjande
  5. Minnets yta
  6. Charlatan
  7. Ingen sanning är allas
  8. Banemannen
  9. Kontinuerlig drift
  10. Allting tar slut
  11. Garden of Earthly Delights
  12. Dignity
  13. Heart in Hand
  14. Next of Kin
  15. Lovelorn Crime
  16. Charlatan
  17. Universal Truth
  18. The Garroter
  19. Continuum
  20. All Things Will Pass
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt
  • Fredrik Åkesson
  • Martin Mendez
  • Joakim Svalberg
  • Martin Axenrot




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