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Opeth / Roundhouse Tapes, The
Album:Roundhouse Tapes, The Collection:General
Artist:Opeth Added:01/2008
Label:Peaceville Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-02-10 Pull Date:2008-04-13 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:2 Mar17 Feb
Airplays:11

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 01, 2008:public noize racket
Blackwater Park
2.Feb 13, 2008:Brownian Motion
Bleak

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2008-02-06 
Double live album from the very talented Swedish "progressive death metal" band. They've added a keyboardist to make them a bit more 70's sounding. Although the Death Metal parts are still there - especially in Mr. Åkerfeldt's vocals. Plus, lots of drunken English 'edbangers yelling during the quiet parts.

Disc I
(((((1))))) Intro/sample by Popol Vuh (!), then heavy yet melodic DM with nice guitars and keyboard fills & banter.
(((2))) Jagged, rather heavy DM, drags on far too long.
(((3))) (FCC "fucking" in intro). Mid-paced, steady and bombastic shifting
over to a moody breakdown. Not bad. (Stage banter: "This has lyrics that are absolute Black Metal nonsense.")
((((4)))) Slow-ish but picks up with a really good main riff and the melodic
breakdowns are nice, too.
((((5)))) (FCC in outro:"shut the fuck up") Very mellow intro then
mid-paced metallic prog, sounds like Camel crossed with modern metal.
(((6))) So-so riffs & structure, the little legatos/flourishes are nice
though.

Disc II
((((1)))) Straight up 70's prog with airy vocals, nice solos and a very
strong influence from Camel.
(((2))) (FCC laced banter from 12:40-18:59, you can fade it out at that point) Strong main riff with more Death Metal mixed with the prog. Vox are
little too murky, tho'.
((((3)))) (Song ends a 6:46, rest is banter filed with FCCs). Heavy & thick riffage, really big sound and lots of interesting patterns. Their "hit" song.

Track Listing
1.When 5.Face Of Melinda
2.Ghost Of Perdition 6.The Night And The Silent Water
3.Undert He Weeping Moon 7.Windowpane
4.Bleak 8.Blackwater Park
 9.Demon Of The Fall