Ghost Reveries

Opeth - Ghost Reveries
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2005 Ratings: #7 / 458
User Score
Based on 179 ratings
2005 Ratings: #3
Liked by 9 people
August 30, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Roadrunner / Label / Website
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Opeth's "Ghost Reveries" is an outstanding piece of music. A piece of art even. Every riff is amazing and insanely well written and work extremely well with the drumming, singing and just everything. Every clean section of this album is done amazingly and this is backed by the amazing clean vocals. Every heavy section is done amazingly and this too is backed up by the extremely good screams and growls. Basically to sum this up, its good.

Best Songs: Ghost of Perdition, Hours of ... read more
Yeah, I think this is now my favourite Opeth record. After the very hit-or-miss double album Deliverance/Damnation, I really didn't have a clue where the band would go next. I thought that Deliverance was far too samey and just sounded exactly like every other release from them beforehand, while Damnation showed them change their sound completely, which I liked but made me nervous for the future of their work. But Ghost Reveries put me at ease with that, delivering one of the best prog metal ... read more
With Ghost Reveries, Opeth fully embraces the pristine and sets their sights on experimentation and theatrics rather than blunt, musical sorrow. Along with a lot of Opeth's later releases, GR is somewhat disjointed and not quite as fleshed out as it could be, both in lyrical concept and musical execution.

However, much of GR is of unparalleled elegance in their discography ("Ghost of Perdition," "Reverie / Harlequin" and "Isolation Years" are all ... read more
After their double album, Opeth returned in 2005 with Ghost Reveries, and it is up their as one of their best but I personally wouldn't put it up alongside of Blackwater Park or Still Life but Ghost Reveries is still a fantastic Progressive Metal record with an epic fantasy story line and a nice contrast of softer vocals and acoustic guitar with heavy hitting and chaotic moments to make a compelling and dense listen.

Track Review

Ghost of Perdition 9.5/10
The Baying of the Hounds ... read more
Ghost of Perdition - 10/10
The Baying of the Hounds - 10/10
Beneath The Mire - 09/10
Atonement - 08/10
Reverie/Harlequin Forest - 09/10
Hours of Wealth - 08/10
The Grand Conjuration - 08/10
Isolation Years - 07/10

Nostalgia Rating - 10/10
Rating: 8,8
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