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Blackwater Park

a Studio release
by
Opeth

Release Year: 2001

Date Label Catalog # Comments
This cd was produced by Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree who also conbtributes on Guitar, Piano, and Vocals as well as Engineering and Mixing.
Blackwater Park, is named after an obscure 70's psychedelic rock band. But the lyrics to the album tell a twisted story involving a place of that name. Singing in first-person, the singer tells a morbid story of a leprosy outbreak in a community and the terrible actions the local inhabitants take to rid themselves of the disease forever.
This grisly tale's tragic conclusion takes place in the Park itself, but there are plenty of horrifying images, haunting accounts, and ghastly revelations before we get there.
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 5/23/2001 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 12/23/2016 2:25:00 AM by: DBSilver
  1. The Leper Affinity (10:23)
  2. Bleak (9:16)
  3. Harvest (6:01)
  4. The Drapery Falls (10:54)
  5. Dirge For November (7:54)
  6. The Funeral Portrait (8:44)
  7. Patterns In The Ivy (1:53)
  8. Blackwater Park (12:08)

Bonus tracks on 2CD edition:

  1. Still Day Beneath The Sun (4:34)
  2. Patterns In The Ivy 2 (4:12)
  3. Harvest - video clip
Mikael Akerfeldt
Vocals, Guitars
Peter Lindgren
Guitars
Martin Lopez
Drums
Martin Mendez
Bass Guitars
Steven Wilson
Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Markus Lindberg
3 Eggs

Reviewed by Marc on 01 Dec 2000


In an interview on DPRP, SW says that this bans plays true progressive music. Indeed the music is great and varied, the "normal" singing is quite good, but when they use this Death/Metal burping voice... a bit hard on my forty something ears.