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Soldier Of Fortune

Soldier Of Fortune

6 Mar 2007
4.9 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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By Paul McNamee TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Oct. 2008
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How I see it, there are three top Opeth albums, and I'm hard pressed to pick a favourite. 2001's Blackwater Park is often considered the benchmark release, and is certainly definitive in terms of their sound. 2005's Ghost Reveries sees the band at their most diverse, and this year's Watershed is overflowing with moments of absolute sonic perfection. Seeing as its still 2008, I'll plump for Watershed for the time being. But there's no doubt that every time I revisit Ghost Reveries, I end up doubting myself.

The last album to feature the so-called classic line-up of Akerfeldt, Lindgren, Lopez and Mendez, aided by one Per Wiberg on keys, Ghost Reveries is a perfect, and I don't throw that word around lightly, swansong for those departing players, Martin Lopez and Peter Lindgren. Indeed, their work on here is without doubt the finest of their respective careers. The guitar work in particular stands out on this Opeth release, each and every song filled with luscious passages, varied playing styles, intriguing rhythm and lead sections: basically, plenty to make the CD worth any serious metal guitarist's time. Lopez' drumming too has never been better, most noticeable on tracks "Harlequin Forest" and slow-burner "The Grand Conjuration". His work on the latter song is a masterpiece of understatement balanced with sheer power, at once both timid and majestic. As and when his varies capabilities are needed, he never fails to impress.

As for those still in the fold, the praise comes just as readily. Mikael Akerfeldt is without question the best singer in all of music today. As a metal vocalist, he belongs to a select group who practice a style which is both as grim as they come and perfectly intoned and comprehensible.
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Raaarrgh chugga ghugga widdle widdle. Repeat ad lib. In the stale climate of modern metal, it is sometimes hard to find a breath of fresh air, something to renew your faith in metal's originality and relevance.

Enter Opeth. The Swedish quintet has returned, releasing their first album proper since Deliverance and Damnation. And the wait, let me assure you, has been worth it. `Ghost Reveries' starts with dulcet guitar tones giving way unexpectedly to meandering death metal which grasps from the off. However, this particular brand of death is more accomplished than most. Progressive, Experimental, call it what you will, but the inclusion of actual melodies and singing interests the listener far more than straight growling. There are even a couple of songs of the eight on the album that dispose entirely with distortion. `Hours Of Wealth', a chilled out blues piece and `Isolation years', the closing acoustic ballad, break up the action and stop the muscles moving but excite the brain. Hopefully Opeth will see fit to include one of these on their forthcoming tour, as Mikael Aerfeldts' clean vocals are too good to pass over.

This new, expanded edition of Ghost reveries includes a 5:1 surround sound option also. Having owned both albums, you can definitely feel (and I do mean feel) the difference. The mix alone would not be worth buying the album again for, however. The DVD that is also included is. Overall, with Opeth as one of my favourite bands, I can honestly say that this is my favourite album of the eight. Five stars. And long live Opeth!
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the first CD is the classical ghost rev. as we know it except that a cover song called soldier of fortune is added. The second disc is what makes this edition for ghost reveries so valuable. First, the making of the album is very enlightening as you get to learn lots of information about the psychological state of the band of how Martin Lopez decided to leave the band. This documentary explains the whole story of the band during the recording of this album and within.

However, if you want this edition to be worth its price, you have to have a 5+1 stereo system at home to enjoy the new mix of the album.

The recording of the video of the single is also an awesome plus.

You should buy this version if you have a 5+1 stereo system and dont own the original version of the album...
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There are musicians, and there there's Opeth. One of only a handful of bands for whom the term artist seems more appropriate, Opeth are simply on a different level. They may do the same basic things that all bands do, like making albums and touring, but there the similarity ends.

'' Ghost Reveries'' has more thought and invention, not to mention vision, than most bands manage to put into their entire careers. A single song, any song, on this album covers more ground musically, (even Mikael Åkerfeldt's vocals alone), than a single album by most bands.

''The Baying of the Hounds'' is a perfect example. Death metal growls, but with an organ-led backing reminiscent of Deep Purple, which gives way to some hauntingly beautiful clean vocals from Åkerfeldt. A genre defining track certainly, but proof of this album's quality is that it's not even the best song on here.

That honour, (and the competition for it is fierce), is Reverie/Harlequin Forest. An ambitious epic, yet accessible to anyone who likes truly good music. Poetic lyrics, stellar vocals and some stunning acoustic guitar work, it has it all.

Although, that could easily be said about any song on this album. The heavy parts sound even heavier because they are balanced by clean vocals, proving Mikael Åkerfeldt to be one of the most versatile vocalists in any genre. Hellish death growls to ethereal, heartfelt laments, and with everything in between, his performance is a tour de force.

He's not too bad on the old guitar either, with his, (and also Peter Lindgren's), guitar work as varied as it is stunning, recalling such visionaries as Ritchie Blackmore, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix.
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