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Opeth is a Swedish heavy metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1989. The group has been through several personnel changes, but singer, guitarist and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt has remained Opeth's primary driving force throughout the years. Opeth has consistently incorporated progressive, folk, blues, classical and jazz influences into its usually lengthy compositions, as well as strong influences from death metal, especially in their early works. Many songs include acoustic guitar passages and strong dynamic shifts, as well as both death growls and clean vocals. Opeth is also well known for their incorporation of Mellotrons in their work. Opeth rarely made live appearances supporting their first four albums; but since conducting their first world tour after the 2001 release of Blackwater Park, they have led several major world tours.

Opeth has released twelve studio albums, three live DVDs, three live albums (two that are in conjunction with DVDs), and two boxsets. The band released its debut album Orchid in 1995. Although their eighth studio album, Ghost Reveries, was quite popular in the United States, Opeth did not experience major American commercial success until the 2008 release of their ninth studio album, Watershed, which peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard 200, and topped the Finnish albums chart in its first week of release. Opeth has sold over 1.5 million copies of their albums and DVDs worldwide, including 300,000 collective SoundScans of their albums Blackwater Park, Damnation and Deliverance in the United States.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 In Memory of Celtic Frost Various Artists 1
1998 A Call to Irons: A Tribute to Iron Maiden Various Artists 1
2002 A Tribute to the Beast Various Artists 2 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Metal Dreams, Volume 3 Various Artists 3
2001 In a Gothic Spirit Various Artists 1
2001 Peaceville Classic Cuts Various Artists 1
2002 The Metal Years: Progressive Metal Various Artists 1
2002 Loud Music for Loud People Various Artists 1
2002 Beauty in Darkness, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
2002 Full Metal Racket 2 Various Artists 1
2003 Primal Rock Various Artists 1
2004 Choosing Death: The Original Soundtrack Various Artists 1
2005 Cover It Up, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2005 ZilloScope: New Signs & Sounds 09/2005 Various Artists 1
2005 The Best Symfo Rock Various Artists 1
2006 Rautakanki 2 Various Artists 1
2006 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge Various Artists 2
2006 Bandit Rock, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2007 Gothic Spirits 5 Various Artists 1
2007 The Masters Various Artists 1
2008 W:O:A Full Metal Juke Box Vol. 4 - Preview 2008 Various Artists 1
2008 Zillo Dark Visions Compilation, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2008 Annual Assault 2008 Various Artists 1
2009 Metal Hammer: The Horror! Various Artists 1
2009 Roadrunner Undercover, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2009 Annual Assault 2009 Various Artists 1
2009 Metal Top 50 Various Artists 1
2010 Wondrous Stories: A Complete Introduction to Progressive Rock Various Artists 1
2011 Pure... Hard Rock Various Artists 4 1
2012 The Art of Sysyphus Vol. 63 Various Artists 1
2014 Roadrunner Records 2014 Summer Sampler Various Artists 1
2014 Pure… Metal Various Artists 1
2014 Das Beste aus 2014 Various Artists 1
2015 Eclipsed Rock Magazin Highlights 2014 Various Artists 1
2015 Graspop Metal Meeting 1996-2015 Various Artists 1
2016 The Art of Sysyphus Vol. 89 Various Artists 1
2017 Highlights 2016 Various Artists 1
Blackend: The Black Metal Compilation, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Blackend: The Black Metal Compilation, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
Firestarter Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Live at Wacken 2008 Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 God of War: Blood & Metal Various Artists 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Futile Porcupine Tree 2

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Rock Tribune September 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Roadrunner Rock Tribune Sampler Various Artists 1

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