Opeth is a Swedish progressive metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990. Though the group has been through several personnel changes, singer, guitarist, and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt has remained Opeth's driving force throughout the years. Opeth has consistently incorporated progressive, folk, blues, classical and jazz influences into their usually lengthy compositions, as well as strong influences from black metal and death metal, especially in their early works. Many songs include acoustic guitar passages and strong dynamic shifts, as well as both death growls and clean vocals. Opeth rarely made live appearances supporting their first four albums; but since conducting their first world tour after the 2001 release of Blackwater Park, they have led several major world tours.
Will everyone know if this is fake or not.
Already downloaded and through about half-way through… It is definitely a real leak.
I downloaded it from Mediaboom; the leak is real, and the music is fantastic
I got the album leak, and it sound great.
…But I hate the fact that once again, ‘Eternal Rain Will Come’ sounds cut off.
I’m listening to it!!
Was not expecting this early of a leak
Up on the scene releases
same shit as Heritage… if you didn’t like that don’t bother downloading this one
Wow! Such an incredible album! For me it’s way better than Heritage.
River is one of my all-time favorite Opeth songs. Damn, this album is really a masterpiece :)
It’s true that the omission of growls really does make them a different band in an entirely different genre. I was a fan of Heritage, but considered it an Akerfeldt solo album. Pale Communion is light years better, much more solid and cohesive. Great production, as usual. Very dynamic. Great vocals, although, is it just me or is he over singing in some parts. He’s singing like an American Idol contestant.
This is much more diverse and upbeat than Heritage, a step in the right direction imo.
A 320 kpbs version leaked a couple days ago for those interested.
Definitely my album of the year!