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    Posted: April 08 2014 at 11:45

Out June 17th, track listing and everything is official. Now, I'm just looking forward to that single


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And for some reason, the hyperlink isn't working.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/news/opeth-pale-communion-20140408


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http://www.metalinjection.net/reviews/first-impressions-of-the-new-untitled-opeth-album-a-track-by-track-review

Metalheads are gonna CRY SELLOUT, but the funny things, prog is even more underground than metal!Thumbs Up

And Heritage is highly rated by people like us!Cool


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Ha I was thinking about posting a similar thing, but you've already got it under control, so no need! Good on you Smile
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I disliked Heritage a lot, so I look to this with skepticism, but it does sound better on paper.
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Super excited about this! Oh, and this is my first post... :)

Here's a nice snippet from Steven Wilson:

The new Opeth album Pale Communion was mixed into stereo and 5.1 at my studio in February. I also sang harmony vocals. It’s by no stretch of the imagination a metal record but it’s still plenty heavy and a great piece of work - for me the epic orchestrated ballad “Faith in Others” that closes the album is Mikael Åkerfeldt's finest achievement to date. Pale Communion is released by Roadrunner Records on 17th June. It’s also the first Opeth album to be recorded and mixed in higher resolution 96/24. I hope Roadrunner will release a high res format, but I don't know their plans on that.


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=731520626868202&set=a.121603464526591.14146.114657261887878&type=1&stream_ref=10





I'm sure there will be a deluxe edition. Perhaps it will be Opeth's first Blu-ray release, since the studio mixes in stereo and surround are 24/96.

Below is a link to the first review/preview of the album from a listening session. There weren't any song titles or even an album title at the time of the write-up:

http://www.metalinjection.net/reviews/first-impressions-of-the-new-untitled-opeth-album-a-track-by-track-review

Enjoy!


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I'm really looking forward to this album. As it's been described, it's the Opeth album I've been waiting them to release, since I do like Metal and heavy music a lot, but don't like grunting at all.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Daysbetween Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 09 2014 at 03:19
Originally posted by Dellinger

I'm really looking forward to this album. As it's been described, it's the Opeth album I've been waiting them to release, since I do like Metal and heavy music a lot, but don't like grunting at all.
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There's one track, fittingly enough titled "Goblin", which he described as sounding much like a certain Italian band. That is something I am very curious to hear

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Those two are so bros.

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Originally posted by stonebeard

I disliked Heritage a lot, so I look to this with skepticism, but it does sound better on paper.

What's there not to like about Heritage?


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It should be a good one. I'm excited too!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stonebeard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2014 at 04:12
Originally posted by King of Loss

Originally posted by stonebeard

I disliked Heritage a lot, so I look to this with skepticism, but it does sound better on paper.

What's there not to like about Heritage?


-I don't like jazz in my metal
-I don't like organ in anything but Deep Purple or VdGG
-The songs meander with few hooks
-It's just kinda bland throughout
-I actually liked growls and heavy riffs, but apparently Opeth's not down with that anymore
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Smurph Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2014 at 06:14
Originally posted by stonebeard

Originally posted by King of Loss

Originally posted by stonebeard

I disliked Heritage a lot, so I look to this with skepticism, but it does sound better on paper.

What's there not to like about Heritage?


-I don't like jazz in my metal
-I don't like organ in anything but Deep Purple or VdGG
-The songs meander with few hooks
-It's just kinda bland throughout
-I actually liked growls and heavy riffs, but apparently Opeth's not down with that anymore


I want them to find a solid middle ground between Ghost Reveries and Heritage. Mmm
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^That is precisely how I've seen Pale Communion described.

Let's hope it's more like Ghost Reveries than Heritage.  Heritage was decent, but I just feel they have lost a little too much of what I love about Opeth.  I wasn't overkeen on the production either.  Ghost Reveries on the other hand was amazing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote King of Loss Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2014 at 08:54
Originally posted by stonebeard

Originally posted by King of Loss

Originally posted by stonebeard

I disliked Heritage a lot, so I look to this with skepticism, but it does sound better on paper.

What's there not to like about Heritage?


-I don't like jazz in my metal
-I don't like organ in anything but Deep Purple or VdGG
-The songs meander with few hooks
-It's just kinda bland throughout
-I actually liked growls and heavy riffs, but apparently Opeth's not down with that anymore

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5. I do too, but Heritage has some brilliantly done melodic parts like that solo in Haxprocess or the part in Nepenthe with the drumming and the mellotron!


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Post Options Post Options   Quote stonebeard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2014 at 09:32
Originally posted by Roj

^That is precisely how I've seen Pale Communion described.

Let's hope it's more like Ghost Reveries than Heritage.  Heritage was decent, but I just feel they have lost a little too much of what I love about Opeth.  I wasn't overkeen on the production either.  Ghost Reveries on the other hand was amazing.


Yeah I'd be ok with this. Overall it depends on the songs, though. There's really not a lot separating Ghost reveries from Watershed except the quality of the songs, in my opinion.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sleeper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2014 at 11:36
Originally posted by stonebeard

Originally posted by King of Loss

Originally posted by stonebeard

I disliked Heritage a lot, so I look to this with skepticism, but it does sound better on paper.

What's there not to like about Heritage?


-I don't like jazz in my metal
-I don't like organ in anything but Deep Purple or VdGG
-The songs meander with few hooks
-It's just kinda bland throughout
-I actually liked growls and heavy riffs, but apparently Opeth's not down with that anymore


I fully agree with the 3 points in bold. I don't mind so much if they're not going back to the Death Metal thing again, but less widdly compositions would be an improvement.
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