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Damnation [CD]

Opeth Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
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In a metal scene glutted with traditionalists and bandwagon jumpers, Opeth continue to create epic, iconoclastic music, inventing the rules as they go along. From the jazz-inflected rhythms and acoustic embellishments of their 1994 debut, Orchid, to the Middle Eastern flavors and stoner metal riffs of 2001's Blackwater Park, these Swedes continue to venture where others couldn't fathom ... Read more in Amazon's Opeth Store

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  • Audio CD (3 Jun 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,986 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best quiet album ever 30 April 2005
Format:Audio CD
People think that to listen to slow quiet music sissy, but Damnation is one in a million. The music and vocals are beautiful. Mikael Akerfeldt is a true genious. Damnation is one of those albums where it`s hard to pick a favourite song, because each song has a unique feature example: to rid the diease has the brilliant keyboard solo and windowpane has the legendary guitar solo. My personal favourite is windowpane. Damnation is easily one of the best albums ever written. The only thing that could make it better is if `Harvest` was on it too.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly beautiful 30 Aug 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is my favourite Opeth album. The music sounds like it's always been around but yet somehow Opeth make it sound ethereal. Lovely lyrics and a variety of sounds blended together to make molten musical heaven. An album to get lost in. If I had more than two thumbs I'd hold them all up. But I don't. So two for Opeth.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A surprising classic 19 Feb 2006
Format:Audio CD
I'd listened to Opeth before, mostly on video media, and this was the first album I got hold of of theirs. It's a lot mellower than I expected it to be. There's no death, it's all prog, but so well-crafted there aren't really any moments where it lags. This is already one of my favourite rock albums - I've regained my faith that good, original rock music can still be written. I honestly can't think of any better rock album from the last decade, one of those which you listen to and think, every single one of those songs was genius. It's probably the subtlest album I own too, though at the same time there are some complex structures and new sounds here which make it psychadelic and almost hypnotic. A truly great and unique band are Opeth. I defy anyone who's into contemporary music, no matter how hardcore, to dislike this album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not your usual Opeth - but rather good indeed 4 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
This in not the album to introduce you to Opeth. From the opening notes, its clear that this is going to be a different direction. And so it is.
Its worth bearing in mind that this album almost makes a pair with preceeding work 'Deliverance'. Deliverance was a very heavy, riff-ridden and scream filled album, and was quite excellent. Its only after listening to Deliverance that you can really appreciate Damnation.
In contrast to Deliverance, this album is mellow and melancholy all the way through. With no screams from the lead singer, and barely a distorted guitar to be heard (save for a touch on Closure), this is Opeth on a new path. To describe its atmosphere, imagine the lighter parts of Deliverance heard on songs such as 'Absent Friends' and 'Fair Judgement' and make them into an album.
This should not be your first Opeth purchase, and the lack of heaviness means this is not typical Opeth. It still works brilliantly, though. The songs are still thoughful and meaningful, and the lyrics still carefully considered. Taken for what it is, it is very impressive and no track is a filler. Certainly not something to mosh to, save this one for a grey sunday. Excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Astounding!!!! 27 April 2003
By Mr. George Johnson VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I was never a massive fan of Opeth's material, having listened to the "Arms" album, but I bought this and I was blown away.
Ok so first off it's a massive departure from the usual Opeth offerings but a welcome break and I congraulate the record company for having faith in their artist to release it.
The album basically consists of 8 semi-acoustic tracks, the clarity of which really allows the musicians to show their talent. If you think Alice in Chains unplugged but without the live pressure and audiance. This album is absolutly perfect for that wind-down on a Sunday morning drive the morning-after-the-night-before after a major hardcore gig. The slow pace and beautifully crafted songs really make you feel good, that's not to say Opeth have lost that dark edge, the lyrics themselves are as dark as any Goth's dream, wonderfully depressing!
So highlights for me have to be the wonderfully melodic first track "Windowpane" and the very ominous "To Rid the Disease" with it's hideously "Tell-Tale Heart" bass-line that drills into your brain.
If your a hardcore metal fan and you appreciate that musicians sometimes need to slow down and get that garbage out of their heads, get this album. Get it for those moments when the amps need to be unplugged and lights put down, but you still need a dark driving heart in your music.
At the moment, I can't get through my day without a quick blast of this album!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure pleasure for Opeth fans and others 8 Feb 2009
Format:Audio CD
If you like some jazz, blues, unplugged sesions, and good spaced-out santana vibes THIS album is for you.

Put the CD on, light the candles and incense, switch off the lights get yourself a glass of wine and enjoy the music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting, melancholic, depressed...amazing. 23 April 2003
Format:Audio CD
Firstly, the amazon review is right- Opeth have said that Damnation is 'softer' but still has elements of the light/heavy trademark Opeth style, but it must be said that compared to Deliverence, the two are chalk and cheese- albeit chalk and cheese that go well together- if you know Blackwater Park (and you should!)- you will know what i am talking about.
The songs are beautifully crafted, full of atmosphere, have a distinct haunting quality, and are just so adept at hitting you right where they intend to. The highlight to me is the second track 'In my time of need'- the chorus is pure genius.
To be honest there is little more to say, to all music lovers, metal or not, who like dark, honest, atmospheric music i can't recommend this album enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this album but.....
I love this album but have never got into any of their other stuff that I've heard as I'm not into their death metal sound and all the growling. Read more
Published 2 months ago by jw/mana
5.0 out of 5 stars Best thing I ever heard since years!
Either you will love or hate this album. So decide first, if you are after metal work then look for other Opeth albums. Read more
Published 5 months ago by O. A. Tan
5.0 out of 5 stars sublime
What a contrast not a growl to be heard. Listen to this blind and you would never think it was the mighty opeth. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Richard Edward Palmer
5.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't disappoint.
Very good piece of music. As a fan of Opeth I know the album well, positively surprised with quality of sound on Kindle.
Published 7 months ago by Magda Curtis
5.0 out of 5 stars A great album, the first of Opeth's albums to be devoid of heavy riffs...
Damnation is the seventh full-length studio album by Opeth. Produced by Steven Wilson, it was released five months after Deliverance, which was recorded at the same time. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mr. A. J. Tennant
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Superb album, just so much going on it musically.
I have it on cd but is best listened to on vinyl.
Published 19 months ago by MR Douglas R Young
5.0 out of 5 stars A review from someone who isn't a massive metal fan
I bought this album after a friend who loves death metal told me to listen to some Opeth. I listened to blackwater park and liked parts of it - especially the more melodic parts. Read more
Published 19 months ago by MrSammyh
4.0 out of 5 stars Exellent album!
First - this is a great album! I was pleased to buy the LP, and I feel rewarded for maintaining my vinyl rig all thes years...... Read more
Published 21 months ago by DeLiland
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime.
I downloaded this album after listening to it on Spotify. I'm a big Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson fan and wanted to check out the stuff he'd produced/collaborated with other... Read more
Published 21 months ago by super nanny ogg
4.0 out of 5 stars Damnated Damnation
This is my second Opeth album, I was pleasantly very surprised at first to find No Growly vocals and an abundance of dreamy keyboards and pretty guitar work, along with calm... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Cubby Kovu
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