OPETH // BLACKWATER PARK 20TH ANNIVERSARY - WHITE VINYL (2LP)
RELEASE DATE: 16/07/2021
Blackwater Park is the fifth studio album by Swedish progressive death metal band Opeth. This was the first Opeth album to be released in North America at the same time as it was in the rest of the world. It has been released on compact disc and vinyl record formats.
ABOUT THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION:
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 with a variety of deluxe finishes and housed in a gatefold artwork sleeve, with updated liner notes and acknowledgements.
Regarded as one of the greatest metal albums of all time since its release in 2001, 'Blackwater Park'
With several tracks pushing or exceeding the ten-minute mark, the album helped to rehabilitate progressive rock influences within the genre, as well as incorporating influences of psychedelia in its monstrous passages of melody.
Blackwater Park was highly acclaimed on its initial release and has been praised by critics, with Eduardo Rivadavia of Allmusic stating that the album is "surely the band's coming-of-age album, and therefore, an ideal introduction to its remarkable body of work".
- The Leper Affinity (10:23)
- Bleak (9:15)
- Harvest (6:01)
- The Drapery Falls (10:54)
- Dirge For November (7:53)
- The Funeral Portrait (8:44)
- Patterns In The Ivy (1:52)
- Blackwater Park (12:07)
- The Leper Affinity (Live) (9:27)
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