Opeth

Opeth

 

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Opeth is a Swedish heavy metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1989.[1][2] The group has been through several personnel changes, but lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt has remained Opeth's primary driving force throughout the years. Opeth has consistently incorporated progressive, folk, blues, classical and jazz influences into its usually lengthy compositions, as well as strong influences from death metal, especially in their early works. Many songs include acoustic guitar passages and strong dynamic shifts, as well as both death growls and clean vocals. Opeth is also well known for their incorporation of Mellotrons in their work. Opeth rarely made live appearances supporting their first four albums; but since conducting their first world tour after the 2001 release of Blackwater Park, they have led several major world tours.

Opeth has released twelve studio albums, three live DVDs, three live albums (two that are in conjunction with DVDs), and two boxsets. The band released its debut album Orchid in 1995. Although their eighth studio album, Ghost Reveries, was quite popular in the United States, Opeth did not experience major American commercial success until the 2008 release of their ninth studio album, Watershed, which peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard 200, and topped the Finnish albums chart in its first week of release. Opeth has sold over 1.5 million copies of their albums and DVDs worldwide,[3] including 300,000 collective SoundScans of their albums Blackwater Park, Damnation and Deliverance in the United States.[4]

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Highlights10

Heritage
 
Heritage is the tenth studio album by Swedish Progressive metal band Opeth.
Watershed
 
Watershed is the ninth full-length studio album by the Swedish heavy metal band Opeth.
Orchid
 
Orchid is the debut album by Swedish heavy metal band Opeth, released on May 1, 1995, in Europe by Candlelight Records, and on June 24, 1997, in the United States by Century Black.
Pale Communion
 
Pale Communion is the eleventh studio album by Swedish progressive metal band Opeth.

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