Before Damnation was released in 2003, all of Opeth's albums were known for the contrasting black and white, violent and delicate, heavy and light aspects in their music. On Damnation however, they abandoned this concept of short musical interludes separating the band's explosions of black metal fury and progressive rock.
Except for brief moments in "Closure" (with producer Steven Wilson on Mellotron) the listener can't find one distorted power guitar chord, nor a pounding bass drum or growled vocal on this album. The album is filled with only mellow melancholy, reflective and alluringly mournful tracks like "Windowpane", "Death Whispered A Lullaby", "Hope Leaves," and "Ending Credits."
After the first release, Opeth fans needed time for this novelty to sink in but when it did it became an absolute new successful chapter to the band's repertoire.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- First 1.000 pcs on clear vinyl SOLD OUT! Available on black
- Produced by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree)