Release date: 20 August 2014
Style: Progressive rock

Rating:

7.6 | 462 votes

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01. Eternal Rains Will Come
02. Cusp Of Eternity
03. Moon Above, Sun Below
04. Elysian Woes
05. Goblin
06. River
07. Voice Of Treason
08. Faith In Others
09. Solitude [Black Sabbath cover] [live] [special edition bonus]
10. Var Kommer Barnen In [Hansson De Wolfe United cover] [live] [special edition bonus]
11. Atonement [live] [Japanese bonus]
12. Demon Of The Fall [live] [Japanese bonus]

Review
Lyrics (8)


Line-up
Mikael Åkerfeldt - vocals, guitars
Joakim Svalberg - keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
Fredrik Åkesson - guitars
Martin Axenrot - drums
Martin Mendez - bass

Session musicians
Steven John Wilson - backing vocals


Additional info
Produced by Mikael Åkerfeldt.
Mixed by Steven Wilson.

Staff review by
R'Vannith

Rating:
N/A
Opeth have softened their sound. This is old news, and this is also an old sound. Pale Communion is their sophomore in a retrograde and vintage style of progressive rock, yet it remains poised with their distinctive craftsmanship. The question arises as to whether this record builds upon the band's efforts in Heritage. It does.

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published 20.08.2014 | Comments (63)

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Dima - 30.04.2015 at 16:27  
Rating: 7 'Sry but u were never a fan then '. I don't think you have a right to tell others whether they're fans of a band or not.

On another note, i'm seeing these guys again in 3 days. If they're setlist follows their most recent ones then it might be even better than their last gig. The Moor, Windowpane and Lotus Eater are among my favourites from them

Probable setlist:
Eternal Rains Will Come
Cusp of Eternity
The Drapery Falls
The Moor
Advent
Elysian Woes
Windowpane
The Devil's Orchard
April Ethereal
The Lotus Eater
The Grand Conjuration
Encore: Deliverance
Ace Frawley - 01.05.2015 at 13:44  
Rating: 9
Written by Dima on 30.04.2015 at 16:27

'Sry but u were never a fan then '. I don't think you have a right to tell others whether they're fans of a band or not.

On another note, i'm seeing these guys again in 3 days. If they're setlist follows their most recent ones then it might be even better than their last gig. The Moor, Windowpane and Lotus Eater are among my favourites from them

Probable setlist:
Eternal Rains Will Come
Cusp of Eternity
The Drapery Falls
The Moor
Advent
Elysian Woes
Windowpane
The Devil's Orchard
April Ethereal
The Lotus Eater
The Grand Conjuration
Encore: Deliverance


Yep, I'll be there at the Enmore Theatre too (seen them the past couple of times at this venue). I approve of that set list. Should be a good show.
Zaphod - 01.05.2015 at 14:03  
Rating: 6
Written by Dima on 30.04.2015 at 16:27

Probable setlist

Ah, poop, when I saw them it was pretty much this but with Bleak instead of The Drapery Falls. And the latter is my favorite Opeth song, probably, maybe. Bleak was fantastic live though.
Dima - 01.05.2015 at 14:55  
Rating: 7
Written by Ace Frawley on 01.05.2015 at 13:44

Yep, I'll be there at the Enmore Theatre too (seen them the past couple of times at this venue). I approve of that set list. Should be a good show.


I'll be on the lookout for a 42 year old man who looks like an Ace Frawley then

Written by Zaphod on 01.05.2015 at 14:03

Ah, poop, when I saw them it was pretty much this but with Bleak instead of The Drapery Falls. And the latter is my favorite Opeth song, probably, maybe. Bleak was fantastic live though.


Hmm having Bleak would make the setlist even better for me! Wish they'd dump Advent for The Night and the Silent Water and replace Deliverance since i've heard that one already.
Zaphod - 01.05.2015 at 15:06  
Rating: 6
Written by Dima on 01.05.2015 at 14:55

Hmm having Bleak would make the setlist even better for me! Wish they'd dump Advent for The Night and the Silent Water and replace Deliverance since i've heard that one already.

Oh totally agreed on Advent and Deliverance. Deliverance is one of the worst Opeth songs to me. Master's Apprentices or Wreath would be highly preferable if it has to be from the same album.
Dima - 01.05.2015 at 15:09  
Rating: 7
Written by Zaphod on 01.05.2015 at 15:06

Oh totally agreed on Advent and Deliverance. Deliverance is one of the worst Opeth songs to me. Master's Apprentices or Wreath would be highly preferable if it has to be from the same album.


Ye I had Master's Apprentices in mind too CMON MIKAEL I KNOW YOU'RE READING THIS.
Zaphod - 01.05.2015 at 15:20  
Rating: 6
Written by Dima on 01.05.2015 at 15:09

Ye I had Master's Apprentices in mind too CMON MIKAEL I KNOW YOU'RE READING THIS.

Yeah, of course he's following the thread, how else would he know about how disappointed people were with Opeth's last two albums?
Dima - 03.05.2015 at 17:38  
Rating: 7 Cusp of Eternity is a blast live!
Ace Frawley - 04.05.2015 at 12:24  
Rating: 9
Written by Dima on 03.05.2015 at 17:38

Cusp of Eternity is a blast live!


I really enjoyed "Elysian Woes" live but maybe as an old man I'm starting to enjoy the softer, gentler songs a bit more. My back was killing me in the standing section. Should have bought a ticket for the seats. Still, I'm not as old as Mikael and he stood the whole night too. (Correction, I just checked and I'm a year and one day older, in fact).
Dima - 04.05.2015 at 14:39  
Rating: 7
Written by Ace Frawley on 04.05.2015 at 12:24

Written by Dima on 03.05.2015 at 17:38

Cusp of Eternity is a blast live!


I really enjoyed "Elysian Woes" live but maybe as an old man I'm starting to enjoy the softer, gentler songs a bit more. My back was killing me in the standing section. Should have bought a ticket for the seats. Still, I'm not as old as Mikael and he stood the whole night too. (Correction, I just checked and I'm a year and one day older, in fact).


Ye my back had some issues near midpoint but that's only cause I was standing still. Once the final few songs came on we up front went apeshit so it meant I could loosen up a bit.

How far back were you? It was pretty hard to hear his growls from the front.
Ace Frawley - 05.05.2015 at 00:02  
Rating: 9
Written by Dima on 04.05.2015 at 14:39

How far back were you? It was pretty hard to hear his growls from the front.


I was at the mid point of the standing section and could barely hear his growls. Cleans could hear fine, but the growls were very hard to hear, sadly.

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