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Release date: 3 June 2008
Style: Progressive metal

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Disc I
01. Coil [feat. Nathalie Lorichs]
02. Heir Apparent
03. The Lotus Eater
04. Burden
05. Porcelain Heart
06. Hessian Peel
07. Hex Omega
08. Derelict Herds [bonus]
09. Mellotron Heart [bonus]

Disc II [DVD 5.1 Mix, Special Edition]
01. Coil [feat. Nathalie Lorichs]
02. Heir Apparent
03. The Lotus Eater
04. Burden
05. Porcelain Heart
06. Hessian Peel
07. Hex Omega
08. Derelict Herds [bonus]
09. Bridge Of Sighs [Robin Trower cover] [bonus]
10. Den Ständiga Resan [Marie Fredriksson cover] [bonus]
+ Rehearsal Tapes [documentary]

Top 20 albums of 2008: 9

Review
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Line-up
Mikael Åkerfeldt - vocals, guitars
Per Wiberg - keyboards, vocals
Fredrik Åkesson - guitars
Martin Axenrot - drums
Martín Méndez - bass

Session musicians
Karin Svensson - violin
Christoffer Wadensten - flute
Lisa Almberg - english horn, oboe
Andreas Tengberg - cello

Guest musicians
Nathalie Lorichs - vocals


Additional info
Collector's Edition CD:
- The digipak includes a bonus disc which includes a 5.1 audio mix of the entire album with three bonus tracks, extensive video content, and expanded artwork.

Double green 2-LP:
- Reissued only for the Record Store Day of 2014.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
9.1
Every time Swedish masters Opeth release a new album, expectations from their hordes of fans are very high. This time around, with the departure of two very influential long-time members, their new record Watershed could have been the end of an era. However, Watershed is yet another tour de force performance from Opeth.

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published 22.08.2008 | Comments (105)

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Bad English - 22.03.2015 at 19:48  
Rating: 9 Good album, but after it I didn't actually think what next would sound ---
Dima - 03.05.2015 at 17:46  
Rating: 9 They played Lotus Eater. Everyone in my area started dancing when the funky bit began. It was amazing.
musclassia - 03.05.2015 at 18:28  
Rating: 9
Written by Dima on 03.05.2015 at 17:46

They played Lotus Eater. Everyone in my area started dancing when the funky bit began. It was amazing.


That song is just incredible. The whole album is really fine but certainly my favourite track from the record. The blast beats and clean vocals mix is something people should try out more often - it sounds great here but I'm struggling to think of (m)any occasions where other bands have used it. And the funky bit is sweet as hell.
Dima - 29.10.2015 at 06:02  
Rating: 9 Full of surprises, punch and conviction. If this ends up being their last album with growls then what a way to go out. Great album art too.
Zaph - 10.11.2015 at 18:37  
Rating: 8 God, those first 4 tracks are just magic. After that I usually get bored, but doesn't take away from those 4 probably being the best 4 consecutive tracks in an Opeth album or at least tied with the first 4 songs from Blackwater Park. Would have made a perfect EP.
!J.O.O.E.! - 08.10.2016 at 13:28  
 
Written by Zaph on 10.11.2015 at 18:37

God, those first 4 tracks are just magic. After that I usually get bored, but doesn't take away from those 4 probably being the best 4 consecutive tracks in an Opeth album or at least tied with the first 4 songs from Blackwater Park. Would have made a perfect EP.

Weird, I'd say Hessian Peel is maybe the best song on this one.
Zaph - 08.10.2016 at 14:03  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.10.2016 at 13:28

Weird, I'd say Hessian Peel is maybe the best song on this one.

It's ok, but too long. The first few minutes and that random part about 8 minutes in ruin it for me. Actually gonna bump my score a bit though since even though the last 3 tracks aren't interesting to me they're still better than the worst stuff from its predecessor and this one has more good stuff in general.
!J.O.O.E.! - 08.10.2016 at 15:12  
 
Written by Zaph on 08.10.2016 at 14:03

It's ok, but too long. The first few minutes and that random part about 8 minutes in ruin it for me. Actually gonna bump my score a bit though since even though the last 3 tracks aren't interesting to me they're still better than the worst stuff from its predecessor and this one has more good stuff in general.

I get the impression a lot of people are coming back to this one more positively after it seemed to disappoint so many. Still the best for me.
Zaph - 08.10.2016 at 16:46  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.10.2016 at 15:12

I get the impression a lot of people are coming back to this one more positively after it seemed to disappoint so many. Still the best for me.

Actually I initially rated it very highly because of the first four songs but only later realized I rarely finish the entire thing. So I guess it's swinging up and down for me. (and now I'm imagining the person on the cover sitting on a seesaw instead of at a desk)

Also, I think I only started listening to Opeth around the time this album was released so it's hard to be disappointed in that case
Zaph - 19.11.2016 at 17:45  
Rating: 8 Saw them live again this week and had to laugh pretty hard when Mikael introduced "Heir Apparent" saying "Back in the day I think I specifically wrote this song to be heavy, just to shut up some motherfuckers who were complaining" to which someone in the audience replied; "YOU SHOULD DO THAT AGAIN!"
Unhealer - 19.11.2016 at 19:09  
Rating: 8
Written by Zaph on 19.11.2016 at 17:45

Saw them live again this week and had to laugh pretty hard when Mikael introduced "Heir Apparent" saying "Back in the day I think I specifically wrote this song to be heavy, just to shut up some motherfuckers who were complaining" to which someone in the audience replied; "YOU SHOULD DO THAT AGAIN!"


I love how the guy in the audience didn't mind admitting himself to be a complaining motherfucker

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