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Blackwater Park

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Category: Melodic Death Metal

Year: 2001

Label: Koch Records

Catalog Number: KOC-CD-8237

Average Rating: 80 / 100 (1 rating)

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Opeth Blackwater Park Album Cover

Mikael Akerfeldt voice, guitars
Peter Lindgren guitars
Martin Lopez drums
Martin Mendez bass guitar

Addtional Musicians
Steven Wilson voice, guitar, piano
Markus Lindberg 3 eggs

Fifth masterpiece from Opeth. It is only distributed in the US by Koch Records. It is released by Music for Nations. Beautiful artwork by Travis Smith.
1.  The Leper Affinity  10.23:
2.  Bleak  9.16:
3.  Harvest  6.01:
4.  The Drapery Falls  10.54:
5.  Dirge for November  7.54:
6.  The Funeral Portrait  8.45:
7.  Patterns in the Ivy  1.52:
8.  Blackwater Park  12.08:
Total Running Time:  65.0133333333333:31

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Al Date: October 17, 2001 at 12:51
This has to be one of the best CD's of all time in any genre of any music in the history of the world. It has everything that makes music good. It is new and original yet still Opeth-ian in nature. The music is such that you might catch yourself so completely absorbed in it that you have forgotten to breathe. The instruments and production are flawless. What more can be said? This CD transcends the boundaries of music and drugs and acts as both. All that is required is your patience.

From: dave Date: December 1, 2001 at 0:11
Very good but not their best work. Still better than 990f whats out there today.

From: garth Date: January 14, 2002 at 21:17
I agree with both comments above. Musicians of this magnitude inspire me to play guitar and sing my heart out. I could listen to this CD everyday!

From: drakkar Date: March 13, 2002 at 14:43
that swedish sense of melody and sorrow, combined with latin flare and passion... opeth is the ultimate band in any genre of music. i'm blown away by every new release. opeth is a bottomless well of amazing talent and metal mastery.

From: LivEHELL Date: December 24, 2002 at 9:37
Opeth hah go to hell

From: nevik9988 Date: June 9, 2003 at 1:24
Hmmm.. I'm A huge Opeth fan and all of their work before this is somewhere between a 9.5 and a 10. However, it almost sounds like they made this album to appeal to exhausted Numetal cliches. Not terrible, plenty of power chords to boot and not much else but at least they did't sell out. In fact I was happy to hear them return as they should be with the release of Deliverance but Blackwater Park...

From: Ellis Date: June 17, 2003 at 0:22
This may not be opeth's greatest work but I do own 6 of their cd's and to be honest its my favourite. Its amazing.

From: Brandon Bland Date: August 14, 2003 at 18:29
A Defining moment for Death Metal and Opeth!

From: Mort Date: November 30, 2003 at 18:07
The best album ive heard in a long time, Opeth have not let me down so far with their music, every album has something new and refreshing on it.

From: Gajita Date: December 5, 2003 at 16:20
possibly the best album i have ever heard in my life, theres so much offered by opeth on this album and their others, a truly great band...

From: BlackSabbath929 Date: December 8, 2003 at 22:08
this is the only opeth album i have but i love every song on it. it is so awesome and rightious. the leper affinity, bleak, harvest, the drapery falls, and the funeral portrait are so awesome, so are the other songs that i didnt list. opeth is the coolest death metal band ive ever heard!!! i give this album a 10. black water park is like my favorite cd right now!!! whoever says opeth sucks can kiss my ass because they do not suck!! they're like the best death metal band ever!!!

From: Gorsky Date: February 1, 2004 at 15:32
This was the First Opeth album i owned and what a way to start. its beutiful pure and simple with a complxity about it thats drives the music into your skull. Now I own them all buit Black WaterPark is stil Numero Uno not that it beats the others by a large matgin way to go Opeth way to fuckin go

From: Brett Date: April 8, 2004 at 10:08

From: cliff burton Date: April 11, 2004 at 17:20
what is the best album 2 buy?

From: iris Date: April 27, 2004 at 7:07
to cliff, buy "morningrise"! you have to do this if you want to get into opeth's soul! this is a masterpiece!

From: harry. egio Date: May 28, 2004 at 13:16
o shit..what a phantastic album!!!!!!!!!!

From: ghostofwar Date: September 30, 2004 at 9:34
i just listened to this album on shrooms and i must say that it was the most amazing time of my life!!!!!

From: Metalhead66 Date: November 5, 2004 at 13:05
Man these guys are all over the place,but in a good way. This is one that you have to Really listen to.They go from death to jazz to an ambient form of Music,All with Precision...Those guys must listen to Everything(thats cool).8/10.

From: Sami Date: December 18, 2004 at 17:40
AMAZING album. Not their exact best, but still, you can't be disappointed with these guys. 'Blackwater Park' (the song)is beautiful and 'Patterns in the Ivy' is one of my favorite Opeth songs of all times. Definately an 9.5 out of 10.

From: Dani Filth Date: August 20, 2005 at 11:34
I love the cover art- some of the most beautiful work i have ever seen in my life. Opeth are probably one of my favorite death metal bands, along with Hate Eternal, Death, Obituary, Morbid Angel, the list goes on.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 9, 2014 at 22:25
Blackwater Park finds Opeth at their creative peak and commercial breakthrough, relatively speaking. This was when a (somewhat) wider metal audience first becameaware of Opeth's signature sound: long-ass songs, mixing death growls and wistful crooning, layers of crushing riffs and classical acoustic picking, brutality and delicacy. To be sure, Opeth's brand of death metal is nothing like the blastbeats0and-blood forumula of other bands, as they are more like extremely heavy prog-metal with death vocals and jazz and folk flourishes. Words like "ornate" and "elegiac" come to mind. The mood can best be summed up in one song title: bleak.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 17, 2015 at 16:31
One of the most recognized efforts of the band as far as i'm concerned ...tracks 1,3(nice semi acoustic song) & 8 are in my book...80/100

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