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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: 33

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

Additional info
Recorded at Fascination street, Winter/Spring 2005.
Produced by Mikael Åkerfeldt.
Engineered by Jens Bogren.
Mixed by Jens Bogren and Opeth.
Mastered by Tomas Eberger at Cutting room.

Band drawing by Anthony Sorrento.
Artwork design by Travis Smith.

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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published 12.07.2006 | Comments (57)

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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
Zap

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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13.07.2018 - 17:17
Metren
Nyckelhypa
Written by Zap 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
Zap

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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13.07.2018 - 20:26
Metren
Nyckelhypa
Written by Zap 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
Pvt Funderground
It's definitely inferior to the previous ones except for Deliverance maybe but I still manage to really enjoy this.
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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
Nyckelhypa
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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13.11.2020 - 05:51
Rating: 10
Gammont

I think blackwater park is the absolute Opeth's breakthrough, but they reached a pinnacle in their career, that pinnacle is Ghost Reveries. Every second of this album is 10/10 worthy
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15.03.2021 - 20:43
Rating: 7
tsd

Somewhat memorable, good musicianship, with many tracks remaining in my head to this day. Yet the structures sound over-intellectualised and with the inclusion of a new guy, this album shows off his input, forsaking the stuff that worked for Opeth before Still Life/some Blackwater Park. Joining the voices above that mentioned a loss of interest, I faced that too with this album, and spirit of boredom to boot.
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13.04.2021 - 09:46
Rating: 7
AndyMetalFreak
The Nice Guy
It's quality musicianship as always from this band, there is no doubt that they are highly talented at what they do, but like most other Opeth album's I can't help but find myself becoming bored, I know it's proberbly just me but I find the music too dull in parts.
I admire some of thier complex instrumental sections, but at times it drags on a little, and I can become Distant from the songs, I would prefer more melody to keep me intrested.
I found some parts to the album supurb such as the song Revierie/ Harlequin Forest which is one of my most admired Opeth songs.
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14.05.2021 - 14:39
Rating: 10
nonZero

The first Opeth album I ever listened to over 10 years ago. It took me some time to fully appreciate their sound, but slowly they have become my all-time favourite band (pre-Heritage).

9.8/10 for me - Beneath The Mire, Atonement and Hours Of Wealth are slightly weaker than the other songs.
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