All of you who are comparing Opeth to acts like Korn and Slipknot are just being idiots and need to open up your tastes. Neither band has called themselves Death Metal, or Black Metal, or Progressive Metal, or compared themselves to Opeth, and you really shouldn't either. Retards.
That being said, Opeth is a very good band, even though I've only heard one of their albums. They're not the best band in the world but they do come close and have a lot of talent.
Opeth was formed in Sweden by Lindgren and Åkerfeldt, bla bla bla.
For more detailed info, go talk to the nu-metal-haters who post here.
Progressive Death metal band formed in 1990; known for their blend of folk, metal, and progressive 70's rock, and Mikael Åkerfeld's brutal death growls and beautiful clean vocals. One of the most talented extreme metal bands around today.
Opeth is a very good band.
A truly talented and intelligent band which creates original music. Probably can't be understood by most nu-metal kids because the songs aren't 3 minutes of complaining about how much their life supposedly sucks.
Opeth kicks your ass.
The Gods, indeed. Every album is GENIUS. Especially the first four.
Some metal *d00d* - Hey, don't ya think KoRn are da best, innit!
Opeth fan - No. Be quiet, cockmonkey. Opeth ownz j00 b0'/0
Absolutely the best death metal band ever. Their style of metal is unlike any other, incorporating folk and soft melodies into their music. Opeth is a band that doesn't care about image and hide their faces under masks.
Man 1: Dude Slipknot is so awesome!
Man 2: *shoots him*
Swedish 4-piece band that can make a 10minute+ song sound like it's only 4 minutes. The very extreme thought of putting Double kick drums, acoustic guitars, and deep growls in the same song was unheard of. Until now. The Drastic changes from death metal to melodic melodies gives me chills just thinking about it. Absolute metal (and all music as far as that goes) geniuses. Period.
Black Rose Immortal
Demon of the Fall
The night and the silent Water
Serenity Painted Death
The face of Malinda
Under the weeping Moon
What you get when you take folk, prog, and death metal and mix in a blender of musical talent. When you listen to this music, the chills that go up your spine are astounding. Imagine standing on a windswept moor in the middle of nowhere, walking anyplace. The kind of desolate longing and anticipated dread that this style of scene conjures up is the essence of Opeth.
Face of Melinda
Death Whispered a Lullaby
For Absent Friends
best metal band to ever grace the earth with its presence.
the moor is fucking amazing. so is demon of the fall and deliverance.