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The first Opeth album,
By A Customer
This review is from: Orchid (Audio CD)
This album is amazing it many aspects. There are some very outstanding songs on here such as Under The Wheeping Moon and Forest Of October (possibly hailed as being one of if not Opeth's finest song(s)) Opeth manage to create such a unique atmosphere on this album through duel guitar hamonies unlike most Death/Black/Doom metal bands if you listen the guitars will hardly ever be playing the same riffs. The songs on this album have a very dark, enchanting and mystical feel to them that is created through the dawning years of this amazing band. Also one stand out song is the piano instrumental Silhouette which I think is underminded but exeptionally beautiful in all aspects. It is a shame that Opeth didnt carry on in this style as in my opinion this, Morningrise and My Arms Your Herse (especially MAYH) possibly show Opeth fully showing there most creative and exitcing period ever I may be wrong but if you have heard Opeth's newer albums you may be discouraged from this band as I did so buy this or any of the 3 I mentioned above for a real shock!
So to conclude I would say that Orchid is possibly one of Opeth's finest works and if you are a fan of any type of metal or dark, ambient or progressive music I would buy this album well what are you waiting for you prude? Get off your arse and buy it!