Swedish metal band with a strong progressive and folk influence.
Originally formed as a death metal band in 1990, they shifted their musical style to incorporate progressive and folk elements into their music, while also incorporating many acoustic instruments. Their music spanned many different genres and was highly varied in its tempo and instrumentation.
They have released seven studio albums, two live albums, and two box-sets. Their latest album is Sorceress and they are currently touring the world in support of it.
Their music is characterized by long songs that often have different musical themes. They also use quite epic chord progressions that make the songs very interesting to listen to.
Sweden’s leading prog-metal/rock group, OPETH, is set to release their 13th full-length studio album, In Cauda Venenum on September 27 via Moderbolaget and Nuclear Blast. The record will be available in a Swedish and an English version.
The Swedish band has been through several lineup changes over the years, but frontman Mikael Akerfeldt has remained a constant throughout the bands career. As a result, he is the only member of the band that has been with the group since its formation in 1990.
In 2011, Opeth changed their sound dramatically with the release of their ninth studio album, Heritage. On this album, they completely dropped the death metal growls that had been used on their previous works and instead used a much more melodic approach.