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Opeth – Lamentations – Vinyl re-release

by:
Opeth
Version:
Vinyl
Price:
£30.99

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On July 13, 2016
Last modified:July 13, 2016

Summary:

Overall a fantastic and nostalgic release, and a perfect way to attempt to remain patient whilst waiting for the release of Sorceress at the end of this year.

I was so excited on hearing that Opeth were putting ‘Lamentations’ out on vinyl; I still can’t quite believe that iconic show was thirteen years ago at Shepherd’s Bush Empire.  This is a really special one for me to revisit; fifteen year old me was handed ‘Blackwater Park’ by a friend and asked if I wanted to come see them live the following week.  I was absolutely amazed and hypnotized at the first listen; such an incredible fusion of beauty and brutality.  For weeks it was all I listened to, and after the show I went out and grabbed the whole back catalogue.

The show itself was incredible featuring two sets, the first being the softer ‘Damnation’ side of Opeth and the second being a mixture of Deliverance/Blackwater Park; the heavier side I was more accustomed to at the time.  The re-release captures everything perfectly, I can lose myself in the music and relive one of the most incredible concerts I have ever attended. Every moment of pure musical perfection and the excitement and respect from the audience can be felt from start to finish. It is a great addition to the collection of Opeth lovers out there especially those like me that adore vinyl.

It’s hard for me to chose a favourite track especially as there are such different styles with the two sets. After much contemplation it has to be ‘The Drapery Falls.’ This track has always just been utter perfection to me. One of the few songs that gives me goosebumps still every time I listen to it; it also shows off both sides of Opeth in near eleven minutes of bliss, which is a mid-length track for Opeth!

Overall a fantastic and nostalgic release, and a perfect way to attempt to remain patient whilst waiting for the release of Sorceress at the end of this year.

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. Harvest
9. Weakness
10. Master’s Apprentices
11. The Drapery Falls
12. Deliverance
13. The Leper Affinity
14. A Fair Judgement

Links

http://www.opeth.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Opeth/

Overall a fantastic and nostalgic release, and a perfect way to attempt to remain patient whilst waiting for the release of Sorceress at the end of this year.

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