Label: Music for Nations
Together with the likes of Therion, Apocalyptica and a very few others, they have taken the genre to new levels of musicality. This CD only contains 6 tracks, but within many of these tracks is such a degree of variety that more breaks are not needed. Deliverance is the first of a two-CD set, featuring the harder darker edge of Opeth, while the forthcoming Damnation will contain their mellower Floyd-esque material. Opeth is certainly not for everyone, but if you like your metal with a degree of sophistication then this lot are for you. Venom it ain't, but it does retain some of its death metal under-pinnings. This is simply stunning stuff, highly recommended.