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Thanks mate!

I have to admit that it took me a couple of listens before I started enjoying it and now it's really growing on me. I have a feeling I'll like it even more in the context of the whole album.

Yeah the first listen it threw me off a bit.
 

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I absolutely love the new track. I feel like they're going for a bit more of a jazz-esque feel to their music, which is pretty amazing. I'm looking forward to seeing how the rest of the album sounds.
 

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Have to say I was thrown initially but its actually a good song. The Mastodon and stoner vibes on it are quite a new direction for them and its a grower.

Heaviness without the growls is something I'm glad they could achieve.


Bassists rejoice!!! Great bass opening. I like the new direction this song is taking and how the music and melody actually follow the song's story.........weirdness = Sorceress' spell ;)

I'm excited to see how and where this song fits into the new album. Will the whole album be clean? Actually, I'd like to hear some guttural vocals within some heaviness...
 

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Bassists rejoice!!! Great bass opening. I like the new direction this song is taking and how the music and melody actually follow the song's story.........weirdness = Sorceress' spell ;)

I'm excited to see how and where this song fits into the new album. Will the whole album be clean? Actually, I'd like to hear some guttural vocals within some heaviness...

I am curious about the vocals too but I have doubts that he will use growls but who knows? They surprised me with this song pleasantly and will on the rest of the album.
 

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I am curious about the vocals too but I have doubts that he will use growls but who knows? They surprised me with this song pleasantly and will on the rest of the album.

They've been making some consistently great albums, so I don't doubt this one will be great. Pale Communion is very light on the growls, if any, and it's one of my favorite albums by them.
 

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I am curious about the vocals too but I have doubts that he will use growls but who knows? They surprised me with this song pleasantly and will on the rest of the album.

I feel like the new song is teasing some heaviness, so perhaps there will be some growls after all? According to Fredrik Åkesson (guitarist) the album is darker and heavier than the other two!

We'll see...
 

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I am curious about the vocals too but I have doubts that he will use growls but who knows? They surprised me with this song pleasantly and will on the rest of the album.

They've been making some consistently great albums, so I don't doubt this one will be great. Pale Communion is very light on the growls, if any, and it's one of my favorite albums by them.

I feel like the new song is teasing some heaviness, so perhaps there will be some growls after all? According to Fredrik Åkesson (guitarist) the album is darker and heavier than the other two!

We'll see...

:***::uh: dudes no matter what album/song still cannot get into them why hmmm don't now!
 

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:***::uh: dudes no matter what album/song still cannot get into them why hmmm don't now!

They are just not for you which is fair as they ain't for everyone's liking.
 

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:***::uh: dudes no matter what album/song still cannot get into them why hmmm don't now!

Riff is right, Opeth is not for everyone and perhaps you will never get into them. On the other hand, they are the kind of band that needs time and attention to really appreciate, especially if you are trying to get into them at this point in their career with 11 albums behind them and a new one coming out soon.

I'd say give "Blackwater Park" a spin, from start to end. Pay attention and if you're not converted by the end of it, just move on. **** happens. :oyea:
 

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