Opeth - Ghost Reveries


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Release date: 30 August 2005
Style: Progressive metal

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Disc I
01. Ghost Of Perdition
02. The Baying Of The Hounds
03. Beneath The Mire
04. Atonement
05. Reverie/Harlequin Forest
06. Hours Of Wealth
07. The Grand Conjuration
08. Isolation Years
09. Soldier Of Fortune [Deep Purple cover] [special edition bonus]

Disc II [Special Edition DVD]
+ Beyond Ghost Reveries: A Documentary
+ A 5.1 Mix Of The "Ghost Reveries" Album
+ The Director's Cut Of The Video: "The Grand Conjuration"

The best Progressive Metal album of 2005
Top 20 albums of 2005: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 38

Line-up
Mikael Åkerfeldt - vocals, guitars, additional mellotron
Per Wiberg - organ, grand piano, electric piano
Peter Lindgren - guitars
Martin Lopez - drums, percussion
Martín Méndez - bass

Additional info
Produced by Opeth. Co-produced, engineered and mixed by Jens Bogren.

Guest review by
spirit_inblack
Rating:
9.6
Last year, I was at a CD store and this album, for some odd reason, seemed to call out to me. Maybe it's because of the amazing cover art or maybe it was just me, I'll never know. I've only been a metalhead for a short time (2 years). The first real metal band that I listened to was Iron Maiden, then I heard about Slayer, and the Lamb Of God, Children Of Bodom, Tool, In Flames, Trivium, etc. Previous to being in the music store, I had heard about Opeth from a friend and I had actually heard two tracks from the new release, those being, GHOST OF PERDITION, and THE GRAND CONJURATION. I thought that these two tracks were absolutely mindblowing, and so as I was saying, the album called out to me, so I bought it. What a good choice I made.

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22.03.2015 - 16:25
Rating: 6
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Masterchief
Album from year when my metalhead internet career(no fuck sake its nit career, its LIFESTYLE, since age 13 I like such music and I have not given it up and I am 30 now, I wont give it up, if I have not I wont) anyway 2005 was when I most start use I net for music IMO 1999 was when I got I net home and until 2003/04 it was dial up. After it when its 24h , it was possibilities and I spend hours digging, looking in doom metal.com , gothmetal.net, MS and MA ...

ok back on album, one of 1th what I dig up online, maybe because I saw music video, I dunno, I knew Opeth before, but that days I was like poser, I liked only what is '' TrOO'' I was not into any what is not TrOO (even nu , djen, mat most of prog sucks still) , I didn't like it than

Now its enjoyable album, great guitars, great calm clean vocal passage , I hate song The Grand Conjuration, but basically I like this album a lot now, rest is simply brilliant.

and yes I will listen this music until day I die , pension days be wonderful,
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28.10.2015 - 14:57
Dima
A fairly safe album by their standards. It seems like the motive behind this one was to please all the fans. Some quality tunes regardless.
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18.04.2016 - 00:36
Rating: 10
Marlugubre
THIS ALBUM IS FANTASTIC!
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19.10.2017 - 14:11
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Written by Guest on 06.06.2014 at 23:13

Written by Erik M. on 06.06.2014 at 23:11


Totally disagreed. Well, it's subjective obviously, but for me this is a lot better than Watershed... as my rating should indicate.

This one feels very forced at a lot of points for me and lacked a sense of flow. That's about it really

Now that Opeth in general finally clicked with me after years of trying to get into it, I get the same feeling about this record too. First I thought it just because of how it sounds, but then realized I'm fine with the production - it's the songwriting that I find not so appealing. Some choices, misplaced dissonance that makes me lose interest and comes across messy.
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13.07.2018 - 12:04
Mercurial
I come back to this record every few years to see if it's grown on me, and every time I go away feeling hugely unsatisified. The sound and components are there, and there's the odd good moment, but the songwriting is such a mess. Feels like it has every prog-problem under the sun. Amazed they went on to write Watershed, considering how great that turned out.
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13.07.2018 - 12:47
Rating: 7
Zaph
The Nothingth
It certainly doesn't help that the first song is the best. Makes the rest of the album a bit anticlimactic.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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13.07.2018 - 17:17
Metren
Donkey Hotte
Written by Zaph on 13.07.2018 at 12:47

It certainly doesn't help that the first song is the best. Makes the rest of the album a bit anticlimactic.


I prefer Reverie/Harlequin Forest, though that might be because I listened to Ghost Reveries before Still Life. That totally amazing riff-change @ around 2:50 is basically the same as the best moment from Serenity Painted Death.
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13.07.2018 - 18:43
Rating: 7
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Metren on 13.07.2018 at 17:17


I prefer Reverie/Harlequin Forest, though that might be because I listened to Ghost Reveries before Still Life. That totally amazing riff-change @ around 2:50 is basically the same as the best moment from Serenity Painted Death.

But I thought the best moment from Serenity Painted Death was how it ends so abruptly and jarringly
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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13.07.2018 - 20:26
Metren
Donkey Hotte
Written by Zaph on 13.07.2018 at 18:43

But I thought the best moment from Serenity Painted Death was how it ends so abruptly and jarringly


Nah, it's definitely that thing I said
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13.07.2018 - 20:58
Maco
Carnivore
It's definitely inferior to the previous ones except for Deliverance maybe but I still manage to really enjoy this.
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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23.08.2018 - 01:47
Rating: 10
Jack_Torrance
My favorite Opeth album.
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02.11.2018 - 19:05
Metren
Donkey Hotte
Revisited this album a few times last week and it still really impresses me. Such solid, thought-out, but still inspired songwriting and possibly the best sound they've ever had, even if I do love the rawish production of their early stuff. Can't say I agree at all with people who don't consider it in the top 4 Opeth albums.
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