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Release date: 22 April 2003
Style: Progressive rock


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01. Windowpane
02. In My Time Of Need
03. Death Whispered A Lullaby
04. Closure
05. Hope Leaves
06. To Rid The Disease
07. Ending Credits
08. Weakness

Top 20 albums of 2003: 10

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Mikael Åkerfeldt - vocals, guitars
Peter Lindgren - guitars
Martin Lopez - drums
Martín Méndez - bass

Session musicians
Steven Wilson - vocals, guitars, keyboards, mellotron

Additional info
Recorded at Nacksving Studios and Studio Fredman.
Additional vocals, lead guitars and keyboards recorded at Steven Wilson's No-Man's Land studios.

Produced by Steven Wilson with Opeth.
Engineered by Opeth and Steven Wilson.
Mixed and mastered by Steven Wilson.
Music and lyrics by Mikael Åkerfeldt.

Sleeve and booklet designed by Travis Smith, visual direction by Opeth.
Visual elements captured by Ken Seaney, Rex Zachary and Travis Smith.
Band photography by Mick Hutson.

Guest review by

Opeth is not something one can easily absorb in one listen. The band's music is complex, even when sounding as seemingly simple as it does on their latest release, Damnation, due to hit the streets on April 22. But those hearty enough to give it a chance are sure to be amply rewarded.

Damnation is the Swedish four-piece's follow up to last fall's Deliverance. The two albums were recorded simultaneously, in a span of time the band would usually allot for one release. However, any fears of a rush job at the expense of quality are hushed when one sits down to listen.

published 18.09.2003 | Comments (35)

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Introspekrieg - 11.03.2011 at 05:40  
  Heard a song from this album on a TV Show, checked the online credits:
Season 1 - Ep. 22 - "The Fisher King - Part 1"

Song : Death Whispered a Lullabye
Artist : Disturbed

Troy Killjoy - 11.03.2011 at 06:36  
Written by Introspekrieg on 11.03.2011 at 05:40

Song : Death Whispered a Lullabye
Artist : Disturbed

[Draiman]Nya-huh huh[/laugh]!
aerobat97 - 27.07.2011 at 19:00  
Rating: 9 I was surprised how different this album was from most Opeth albums, as all the songs were slow-tempo and there weren't any screams or grunts. But nonetheless, this was still a great album. 9 stars.
musicalkaratekid - 25.09.2011 at 18:12  
Rating: 10 Powerful album opener and closer(Windowpane and weakness),i normally listen to this just to clear my head. Awesome work.
Leodrak - 14.01.2012 at 18:50  
Rating: 9
Written by aerobat97 on 27.07.2011 at 19:00

I was surprised how different this album was from most Opeth albums, as all the songs were slow-tempo and there weren't any screams or grunts. But nonetheless, this was still a great album. 9 stars.

Man, the reason is Steven Wilson ^^
Pelagial - 01.03.2012 at 20:58  
Rating: 10 So perfect combo with Deliverance
Korah - 04.03.2012 at 21:33  
  So beautilful. Special mention to Closure.
Dentura - 10.06.2012 at 01:36  
Rating: 9 Being a huge prog rock nerd, I fell in love with this amazing album upon first listen. Windowpane is one of the greatest songs ever, I love listening to this song when I'm on a nice long road trip staring out my window (no pun intended).
John Shock - 09.07.2012 at 19:44  
  This album is close enough to perfection! Every note, every tone of's just amazing! Such a nice epic! And it's a lovely one indeed! I love it a lot! Specially "Hope Leaves", "In My Time Of Need" and "To Rid The Disease"!
Erik M. - 16.11.2012 at 20:30  
Rating: 8 Very good album, though there isn't much variety to be found with all songs having the same style. Unfortunately it's my least favourite album except for Heritage, simply because I'm not overly fond of its style. Windowpane is the best track for sure, it's simply brilliant.
Jaeryd - 23.12.2012 at 12:38  
Rating: 9 Closure is definitely my favorite song on this album. It's also the first song I've ever heard from Opeth, and it's what got me listening to the rest of their material. The abrupt ending is awesome, and what it represents is equally awesome. Sometimes you lose things or people close to you. Sometimes it's hard to recover from the shock of a sudden loss.

Sometimes you just don't get closure.
megadeath13 - 28.12.2012 at 01:57  
  Damnation is more a progressive rock than metal album, but its still Opeth. The songs are beautiful as always!:bow:
telephonebear - 17.04.2014 at 19:53  
Rating: 7 Some people will always have a problem with this album. IMO clean parts have always been a very big and very important part of opeth's sound and dedicating a whole album to let this side of them develop fully is a good thing. If its not your cup of tea they have plenty of heavier albums but i think its nice to have such a varied discography. At the end of the day even if it isnt a "true opeth album" its still a very good album.
Troy Killjoy - 22.08.2014 at 06:14  
  I like the dark atmosphere on this album. Akerfeldt's clean vocals sound much better when they're restrained in that lower and softer style. He should stick to that, because it really works for him given the depth of his voice. Unfortunately he likes to try out his range and that's where it becomes a challenge for me to keep listening.

The music is nice though, although not because it's more extreme. This is a really mellow and subdued album, but it's a sound they pull off well. It reminds me at times of Green Carnation's Acoustic Verses, and that's not a bad thing.
Bad English - 19.03.2015 at 22:36  
Rating: 7
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.08.2014 at 06:14

I like the dark atmosphere on this album. Akerfeldt's clean vocals sound much better when they're restrained in that lower and softer style.

I agree whit that part
Bad English - 19.03.2015 at 22:38  
Rating: 7 What was people reation back then when it was out? Bands last 2 albums most fans was fade up and disappointed
how was then?

I enjoy it a lot --- Window pain, In My Time Of Need are great songs, Åkerfeld's clean vocals are great, emotions and so on, it works, he should re cord something whit clean vox and same extreme prog sound as in first two albums, it would be great.
I like this album, my 3th fav from this band , I don't care what fan boys and fan girls say, good album , I enjoy it
Dima - 28.10.2015 at 13:41  
Rating: 9 A solo 60 seconds into the album what is this nonsense?! Opeth fans must have been in a state of rapture during this period. Three high quality albums in a span of two years. This one has a ghostly, sombre beauty that envelops you in its misty haze. Windowpane is such a perfect driving song and closure is one of the more unique songs I've heard.

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