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Opeth - Morningrise



8.8 | 1611 votes |
Release date: 24 June 1996
Style: Extreme progressive metal

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01. Advent
02. The Night And The Silent Water
03. Nectar
04. Black Rose Immortal
05. To Bid You Farewell
06. Eternal Soul Torture [2000 reissue bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1996: 5
Top 200 albums of all time: 129

Line-up
Mikael Åkerfeldt - vocals, guitars
Peter Lindgren - guitars
Anders Nordin - drums
Johan DeFarfalla - bass

Additional info
Recorded at Unisound Recordings
Produced by Opeth and overseen by Dan Swanö.
Engineered by Dan Swanö.
Mastered at Cutting Room by Peter In De Betou and Opeth.
Cover photos by Tuija Lindström, booklet photos by Lennart Kaltea.
Layout by Timo Ketola.
Music by Mikael Åkerfeldt and Peter Lindgren.
All lyrics by Mikael Åkerfeldt (except "Eternal Soul Torture" written by David Isberg).
The first edition comes with a sticker on the jewel case.

"Eternal Soul Torture" is a demo that was recorded in 1992 and includes some sections that were reused in the studio track "Advent" as well as "In Mist She Was Standing" off of the previous album Orchid. Also re-released in limited tin box in 2003.

Guest review by
marco
Rating:
10
Before we get to this album, I would like to get an answer to a rather difficult question. Exactly what is Opeth's style ? The riffs are similar to progressive, but Opeth also has death vocals mixed with clean ones and acoustic guitars, plus on top of that the whole album has a dark atmosphere that surrounds the listener each time he/she listens to it. Here you will find everything, aggression and emotion, calm and anger, heaviness and mellowness, everything in one song, yet never sounding like different parts, but always in a flow.

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published 18.09.2003 | Comments (23)

Guest review by
Talvi
Rating:
10
Actually, many people know Opeth. It is a love it or hate it band. You can love how the music flows without following typical structures. You won't expect those heavy riffs after the relaxing acoustic break. But you can hate how each song looks like some random riffs put together. Well, this review is from one who does love, at least, this album.

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published 22.07.2006 | Comments (27)

Guest review by
ToMegaTherion
Rating:
9.0
Many questions have been asked of the style and coherence of Opeth's music. Yet despite the debate and questioning Opeth remain one of the world's leading metal bands. The first of a long line of excellent albums by Opeth was released following their debut Orchid the year before. Morningrise is often regarded as the defining album for the band with a diverse range of sounds, often confusing in composition but nevertheless contrived expertly. It is an epic album full of epic songs, with elements of Death Metal and acoustic blues to mix things up. The album progresses and weaves through a barrage of riffs, solos and an undying unprecedented patience and passion for the music expressed by Mikael Akerfeldt.

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published 01.10.2009 | Comments (19)

Guest review by
andreosokin
Rating:
8.1
Morningrise is considered to be an iconic album for death metal fans, but the word iconic also applies to Opeth's history, because it certainly gave them that boost of popularity in the underground metal scene of the '90s. Just look at the album ratings on various music database sites and you'll see what impact it had on the listeners.

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published 01.11.2016 | Comments (10)

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15.11.2021 - 19:35
Rating: 6
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by RaduP on 15.11.2021 at 19:34

Written by F3ynman2000 on 15.11.2021 at 19:34

progressive death metal
Better?

No.

Oh. So you just don't like the bands? I don't get it
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15.11.2021 - 19:40
JoHn DoE

Written by F3ynman2000 on 15.11.2021 at 19:35

Written by RaduP on 15.11.2021 at 19:34

Written by F3ynman2000 on 15.11.2021 at 19:34

progressive death metal
Better?

No.

Oh. So you just don't like the bands? I don't get it


they are not progressive at all.
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15.11.2021 - 19:47
Rating: 6
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by JoHn DoE on 15.11.2021 at 19:40

they are not progressive at all.

Hmm. OK. I guess I'm still struggling with the exact definition of "progressive" metal.
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15.11.2021 - 19:48
Rating: 9
doez
Hallucigenia
Written by F3ynman2000 on 15.11.2021 at 19:34

progressive death metal
Better?

I'm not sure that you know what progressive means
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15.11.2021 - 19:49
Rating: 6
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by doez on 15.11.2021 at 19:48

Written by F3ynman2000 on 15.11.2021 at 19:34

progressive death metal
Better?

I'm not sure that you know what progressive means

Yeah an explanation/definition would be nice
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15.11.2021 - 20:01
Rating: 9
doez
Hallucigenia
Written by F3ynman2000 on 15.11.2021 at 19:49

Yeah an explanation/definition would be nice

To be fair it's not the easiest genre to define, but it's usually stuff that expands upon pre-existing metal genres by incorporating new elements and influences as well as longer songs with uncommon chord progressions or time signatures. Its original goal was to break boundaries and as already stated expand upon metal to make it something different and more intricate (the first prog metal band was Watchtower and what made them prog is that they were absurdly technical from the time). There's also a lot of inspiration from prog rock, which did the same for rock.
It's a pretty vague definition but I tried my best haha
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15.11.2021 - 20:06
Rating: 6
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by doez on 15.11.2021 at 20:01

To be fair it's not the easiest genre to define, but it's usually stuff that expands upon pre-existing metal genres by incorporating new elements and influences as well as longer songs with uncommon chord progressions or time signatures. Its original goal was to break boundaries and as already stated expand upon metal to make it something different and more intricate (the first prog metal band was Watchtower and what made them prog is that they were absurdly technical from the time). There's also a lot of inspiration from prog rock, which did the same for rock.
It's a pretty vague definition but I tried my best haha

Alright thanks for clearing things up a bit
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