Opeth - Damnation
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Based on 126 ratings
2003 Ratings: #10
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April 22, 2003 / Release Date
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Okay, Opeth. Okay. Yeah, this is actually really good.

So, after hearing Deliverance - one of their most beloved releases to date, as well as the first part to a double album, this being the second half - I really wasn't impressed. Nor was I too excited to get too much further into their discography at that point. Not only did I not really have hopes for the second part of the double album, but this is also the point where fans start to say that their quality declines. While I still didn't go ... read more
EDIT: i've listened to this again and i take my words back , this is not boring at all.

Good atmospheric album but not as good as i thought. Sometimes i found it boring.
One of their better albums, this is where they admitted to being first and foremost a prog act - I think I like this one because it reminds me a little of Anathema’s ‘Judgement’ and the best output of Porcupine Tree.
In the midst of all this horrible stuff happening worldwide due to the Coronavirus, to try and keep my mental health in order I thought I’d review something — so I thought Opeth’s Damnation album would be a good one. It’s an album that, even while it’s melancholic and sombre, and can be a little depressing in its lyrics/imagery, the album is also soothing, heartfelt, and very mellow. Although Opeth is known as a progressive metal/death metal band and their music is ... read more
This album caught me really off guard. It’s strange to see a band like Opeth switch their style this drastically for an entire album so deep into their career. That being said, Damnation is a very refreshing, engaging listen and quite possibly my personal favorite of theirs.
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Track List

  1. Windowpane
  2. In My Time of Need
  3. Death Whispered a Lullaby
  4. Closure
  5. Hope Leaves
  6. To Rid the Disease
  7. Ending Credits
  8. Weakness
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Added on: March 22, 2015