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This was my first Opeth experience, a long time ago now, there are no faults on this album at all, from beginning to end every song is carefully crafted and shaped in to an epic exceeding 10 minutes in every case, dark, cold, atmospheric and stunningly professional.
Opener "Advent" is my favourite Opeth song, it fades in to a brilliant riff, leading to a series of acoustic passages followed all by another heavy riff. The bass work by Johan is outstanding, being a bassist I like to sit and play along with this album, I'm getting there!
"The Night and the Silent Water" is another masterful work of riffs and acoustic passages, the first of which really catches me, one of my favourite on the album.
"Nectar" is an unpredictable song, this is true of many Opeth songs, it is not restricted to the usual "verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus" song structure, and still a brilliant song.
Now comes a 20 minute long song called "Black Rose Immortal", this an enormous epic, heaviness and acoustic both included, only twice as long as your average Opeth song, simply brilliant. This is where I feel "Morningrise" beats "My Arms Your Hearse", sheer beauty. "Black Rose Immortal" does not even for one second get boring, the whole 20 minute experience is a vast musical ride, worth every second, second only to "Advent".Read more ›
It’s hard to explain to the non-Opeth fan what it is that is so special about the band, but one of their finest aspects is the constant sense of contrasts that runs through their music. From acoustic balladeering to virtually Death Metal riffing, soulful singing to vicious growling, often within the same song, there is no band around who can match what they do. The music is rarely over-technical but it just always works so perfectly it is a delight to listen to. Virtually all of their songs extend well over the ten minute mark (some reach double that), allowing the band to explore the sense of light and shade within the song.
One of the main reasons that Morningrise is my favourite Opeth album (a view held by many other of their fans as well) is the presence of their masterpiece “Black Rose Immortal”. The twenty-minute long epic incorporates more fine ideas than most bands have during their entire careers, and is one of the finest songs ever recorded by any artist in any genre.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the second album by opeth...
pros: the acoustic sections are exellent, some of the riffs are very addictive
cons: black rose immortal is way to long for what... Read more
Jaw dropping riffs a and hooks there is not another band like this out there. One minute the music is summarising and the vocals could be the voice of Satan. Read morePublished on 22 Dec. 2013 by Richard Edward Palmer
Morningrise is the second studio album by Swedish progressive metal band Opeth. It was released on 24th June 1996 in Europe by Candlelight Records and on 24th June 1997 in the... Read morePublished on 30 Sept. 2013 by Mr. A. J. Tennant
As someone who has been into Opeth for some years now, I still cannot see the major appeal this album holds. It's an improvement over Orchid in terms of songwriting at least. Read morePublished on 19 May 2008 by E Parry
Best Opeth album in my opinion. Definitely not an easy listening like Blackwater Park (or Damnation of course) so ask someone else first before you buy it because not all people... Read morePublished on 17 Dec. 2006 by Stefanos K27
In my opinion, this is one of Opeth's best albums (tying with "Still Life" maybe.) There are only 5 songs on the album, all stretching to at least 10 minutes, (or in the case of... Read morePublished on 16 Feb. 2006 by bandcandy
My three favorite bands in the whole world are opeth, pantera and led zeppeiln. I brought this album purely on the basis of the stunning online reviews here. Read morePublished on 1 Feb. 2006 by Master D MacKinnon
How this album hasn't won a stack of awards, I'll never know. It might be stereotyped into the death or black metal void, but that would be unfair, as there is enough musical... Read morePublished on 30 Jun. 2005 by Mr. D. A. Cure