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Orchid


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  • Audio CD (Jan. 1 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Candlelight
  • ASIN: B00009W8N2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,520 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joel Andrews TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 17 2012
Format: LP Record Verified Purchase
Opeth - Orchid (Vinyl Edition).

Was very happy to see the LP edition available on Amazon, it is a limited run, so I was lucky to get a copy! The LP is of transparent orange, and the re-produced side sounds amazing, and the B side still in its original recording form is fun to listen to, to see how far Opeth has come!
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By Marc-Olivier on Jan. 2 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Ce premier album pour Opeth est parmi leurs meilleurs à mon avis. La pièce d'ouverture demeure à ce jour l'une de mes préférées du groupe.
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By Metal mania on May 22 2012
Format: Audio CD
La commande est arrivée selon les délais et les conditions donnés par la compagnie. On peut faire affaire avec cette compagnie sans problème.
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Format: Audio CD
I will agree with another reviewer in that this is the best debut album ever. You think I joke? Do yourselves a favor and buy this ASAP if you do not already because you're missing out on one of the best albums ever from IMO the best metal band ever. Long may Opeth keep making such beautiful music for us all! By the way, the guitar work on this album...some of the best I have ever heard!
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Format: Audio CD
This album would easily be on par with Opeth's later albums if Akerfeldt had combined his melodic vocals more with the heavier growling. Opeth is all about contrast. They do achieve the contrast on the instrumentals, but it becomes much more pronounced and perfected beginning with the album My Arms, Your Hearse, when they include more melodic vocal work.
In the Mist She Was Standing (7/10): What a great set of metal riffs to start your music career with! There aren't any vocals for a few minutes as they band goes crazy switching from one awesome riff to the next. Like many Opeth songs, this one goes from extremely heavy to light to heavy again. The first lighter interlude is both beautiful and depressing. Like every song on this album, it is weakened a bit by the lack of softer vocals to go with the heavier ones.
Under the Weeping Moon (8/10): The minor key accoustic stuff that starts it off is a greater tension builder for the rest of this song, which like the first track has several memorable riffs. Opeth has the monopoly on great metal riffs. The fade out of Akerfeldt's growl into the lighter part of this song is chilling. Opeth often have a tendency to let the repetitive lighter sections go on for a bit long, but I usually overlook this because of the impact of the contrast when the heavier stuff finally kicks back in. The finale sequence is incredible.
Silhouette (10/10): Simply put, this is one of the most beautiful and brilliant piano songs written since the days of Beethoven. Throughout the course of this comparably short song, the piano deftly weaves with fluttering grace up through scales in ways which build to climaxes and then release. Unlike many keyboard solos in the wide-ranging genre of progressive metal, this one is not an exercise in speed or complexity.
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By Brandon on April 21 2004
Format: Audio CD
this album should be required to enter the human race. I was shocked to see that the average customer rating wasn't 5 stars, ...hmm, i can see absolutely nothing wring with any song on this cd.
The opener, "in the mist she was standing" is breathtaking, near the end, it is completely mystifying and beautiful. This is how metal should be.
"The apostle in triumph":classic, violins, rough throat piecring vocals, similar to every Opeth song. but this one stands out with the violins.
"Forest Of October": around 7 munites into this is wheen the guitar solo sarts.. it is not for those with weak emotions, for it is electrifying and gorgeous.
"under the weeping moon":least favorite track, gets kinda long and drawn out, ironically shorter than the other epics on this CD. the experiemntalism in this track still is heavenly.
every song on this CD deserves recognition, "twilight is my Robe"...softer than the other epics, and...beautiful bass.
THIS CD SHOULD TURN INTO A REQUIREMENT FOR ALL HUMANS TO LISTEN TO, so that they can see how good music can sound
LONG LIVE OPETH! \m/
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By A Customer on March 27 2004
Format: Audio CD
The difference between Opeth's newer releases and their older releases is vast, and listening to Orchid is key in understand ingthe band's substantial development with each album. Their early stuff sounds like gothenburg-style melodic metal, with extremely long song lengths, and some acoustic interludes for flavor. Their new stuff is grandiose, with very fancy production, complicated, ingenious songwriting and amazingly moving instrumentals, vocals and lyrics. Opeth have improved (more or less) with each album they release, which means that Orchid is one of (if not the) worst of their albums, but it isn't by any means bad.
First time through, it'll feel like a bunch of good, albeit redundant forays into the melodic metal genre, with some pretty standard death vocals (mid-pitched rasping) with pretty dull production. The production isn't horrible, it's just nothing very interesting. I find that the guitars sound pretty good, while the drums sound ok, to downright awful (the bass drum sounds like a techno beat.) That being said, the songs are still very interesting, and upbeat. Compared to the new, slower, darker material with clean transitions into new territory, Orchid feels like a sporadic effort that's all over the place. Time signatures, melodies and riffs change at the drop of the hat without warning, which can come across as a result of undeveloped songwriting. I just see it as a different sort of songwriting, though, as the end result still sounds very pleasing.
The songs are long, and drag on for a while, lacking the focus and direction of their more recent releases (namely Blackwater Park and Deliverance) but it's hard not to appreciate that great riffage going on here.
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