Well, what have I got to say, ok, well 6-7 years ago, when i was around 13, my friend introduced me to this band, but by that age I was into Slipknot and the likes... It took a bit of time for me to like this band, because after a while I started disliking Death/Black Metal, and eventhough today I really find Death Metal boring and repetitive and stupid, and lacks any sense and it's sjut bangbang and more bang well OPETH is JUST TOO incredible! First I think a song like BLACK ROSE IMMORTAL (my favortie of the band and my favorite song EVER) to be able to play for 20 minutes straight! Who can say they arent good, and jsut the way he can go from the "Demonic" screaming to that soft emotionnal voice is so touching! MORNINGRISE should be bought, it is a MUST for any METAL compilation, and for ppl that dont like metal, listen to a song like TO BID FAREWELL and let me know if it isnt jsut ... INCREDIBLE... the sound the voice, it's jsut, it gets to your heart and youw ant to cry and pour your eyes out! FACE OF MELINDA (on the STIIL LIFE album is just marvelous, i'd play it as a slow at a wedding!) and then the album DAMNATION, simply irrisistable, because it isnt even HEAVY METAL anymore, it shows to waht extent this band is a REAL band!
And yes I have to agree, the songs are SLLLLLOOOOOOWWWW, but what better then to lsiten to OPETH on a rainy day, a sunny day, a happy day, a depressing day? they have songs for any of my moods!
and right this afternoon, I am going to buy MY ARMS, YOUR HEARSE (hopefully the store has it!)
And to anyone out there looking for the greatest metal band ever, please at least take the tiem to downlaod a song or two, download : BLACK ROSE IMMORTAL, TO BID YOU FAREWELL, FOREST OF OCTOBER, THE DRAPERY FALLS, at least try ti, and then go BUY the CD's!!!