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5.0 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

dws211272 ,

The Holy Grail

I'm a metal head, have been for 40 years. I did not discover this album till last year. I have purchased hundreds and hundreds of albums from iTunes, amazon, ect. I really love many of them. However, if I could only have one Blackwater Park would be it.

This album is beautiful, tasty, brutal , progressive, fierce, heavy, groundbreaking, melodic, sick, dark, disturbing, ugly, intriguing, and quite frankly, perfect!

This album came out in 2001 and I only discovered it in 2016. Fifteen years of enjoying this masterpiece has been lost and I will never get those years back.

Since I have discovered the rest of their marvelous catalogue and am just blown away with each album up to Watershed. After Watershed well; maybe one day I'll enjoy those as well, but for now I get the greatest catalog of music by any band I have ever heard, which at 45 years of age I thought I had already heard the best I ever would.

Thank you Opeth for your greatness and revitalizing my love of sounds.....

TurtleDo ,

Simply put, beautiful music.

Without a doubt, Opeth brought some of the most beautifully composed, yet utterly ferocious Death Metal to the table, and broke boundaries that were previously untouched. Mikael Åkerfeldt can sing softly, and almost lullaby you to sleep, right before pummeling you with some of the most brutal growls in the genre. Listen close, because you’ll be hard pressed to find music like this anywhere.

AdmanPeters ,

Simply Amazing

Let me start out by saying that this album is outstanding. Every track is fantastic and memorable and contributes to the fluidity of the album very well. Although some tracks stand out more than others, each of the songs works well. Not only does it have death metal elements, it does have acoustic, soft, and depressing parts that contribute to the overall feel of the album. Some of the standout tracks are Bleak, The Drapery Falls, The Funeral Portrait, and Blackwater Park. This album is fantastic, and you would be doing yourself a great injustice by not listening to this album.

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