Once again, Opeth has done it. The music is complex, conjuring dark, gloomy atmospheres. The acoustic sections are priceless. Mikael is a genius and I do not use that word lightly. Mikael has the ability to growl, but has a real, honest to God melodic voice; not the stereotypical alarm-clock vocals. Martin Lopez's drumming is still amazes me. It's very tight and dominant. Thank God he's no longer in Amon Amarth... It's nice to see Per Wiberg in the band now. He definately adds a new demension to Opeth's sound.
I was frightened that Opeth, now on a major label, would lose its musical integrity. I hope Roadrunner/Universal realize they have a gem here and to concentrate on the music; not the "almighty" dollar.
Opeth is a leader, not a follower. Support metal and buy all their albums. "Morningrise" and "Still Life" rule!