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For the year 2016 the monumental return of one of the biggest and most unique rock-acts of the last three decades is on the agenda - OPETH are back to once again to fearlessly rebel against conventions of the music world! Since the start of their career the experimental prog-veterans have re-created themselves constantly, blurred boarders and have impressed fans and critics The coming album 'Sorceress' is proof that chief architect Mikael Åkerfeldt has much more to show us. From the opener 'Persephone' to 'The Wild Flowers' and 'Strange Brew' to the twin tracks 'Sorceress' and 'Sorceress II', 'OPETH's twelfth LP is a sublime adventure. For the LP the band went into the Rockfield Studios in Wales, where previous legendary releases by Queen, Rush and Judas Priest have been recorded and 'OPETH' had already created 'Pale Communion' with Tom Dalgety. After only 12 days in the studio a magical and powerful album was created, which will add even more musical facets to the career of the band!
Tracklist - Sorceress
- 3.The Wilde Flowers
- 4.Will O The Wisp
- 6.Sorceress 2
- 7.The Seventh Sojourn
- 8.Strange Brew
- 9.A Fleeting Glance
- 11.Persephone (Slight Return)
- 1.The Ward
- 2.Spring MCMLXXIV
- 3.Cusp Of Eternity (Live)
- 4.The Drapery falls (Live)
- 5.Voice Of Treason (Live)
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Opeth has constantly incorporated progressive, folk, blues, classical and jazz influences into its usually lengthy compositions, as well as strong influences from death metal, but on their 12th full-length album, the Swedish metal institution have never sounded more comfortable with their full-on prog transition.
Frontman Mikael Akerfeldt had a goal when writing the songs for the album: “The only thing I was thinking about with this record was to write that songs didn’t musically connect. I made sure if I had a song that was new sounding for this record, I’d make the next song completely different. I think the songs are very different from one another. It’s very diverse.”
He’s absolutely right that this is a diverse album, and even though the songs are different from each other, things still flow very smooth. That’s evident from the first proper song, the title track, which shifts from upbeat prog to slower and more somber with heavy guitar.
Sorceress finds the band’s progressive ambitions fully realized, delivering an album of compelling and engaging songs.
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