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Release date: 30 August 2005
Style: Progressive metal

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Disc I
01. Ghost Of Perdition
02. The Baying Of The Hounds
03. Beneath The Mire
04. Atonement
05. Reverie/Harlequin Forest
06. Hours Of Wealth
07. The Grand Conjuration
08. Isolation Years
09. Soldier Of Fortune [Deep Purple cover] [special edition bonus]

Disc II [Special Edition DVD]
+ Beyond Ghost Reveries: A Documentary
+ A 5.1 Mix Of The "Ghost Reveries" Album
+ The Director's Cut Of The video: "The Grand Conjuration"

The best Progressive Metal album of 2005
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Rating:
9.6
Last year, I was at a CD store and this album, for some odd reason, seemed to call out to me. Maybe it's because of the amazing cover art or maybe it was just me, I'll never know. I've only been a metalhead for a short time (2 years). The first real metal band that I listened to was Iron Maiden, then I heard about Slayer, and the Lamb Of God, Children Of Bodom, Tool, In Flames, Trivium, etc. Previous to being in the music store, I had heard about Opeth from a friend and I had actually heard two tracks from the new release, those being, GHOST OF PERDITION, and THE GRAND CONJURATION. I thought that these two tracks were absolutely mindblowing, and so as I was saying, the album called out to me, so I bought it. What a good choice I made.

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slayercult - 23.06.2010 at 22:29  
Rating: 10 Can't go wrong with this album. Brilliant effort from Opeth, You need to buy this album if you never heard it. I wish Opeth makes another album as good as Ghost Reveries. Watershed Sucks!
Fëanor - 23.06.2010 at 23:58  
 
Written by slayercult on 23.06.2010 at 22:29

Watershed Sucks!

Roro - 24.06.2010 at 17:04  
Rating: 7 Its not my fav. but still good as always
!J.O.O.E.! - 24.06.2010 at 21:05  
Rating: 7 I personally find all Opeth releases extremely enjoyable; very easy to listen to, digestible, but this is my least favourite. They made up for it on Watershed though in my opinion.
qlacs - 12.07.2010 at 10:32  
  Then we aren't on the same opinion. I personally think almost all Opeth songs are overwritten. I still enjoy the songs, but none of them are my favourite.
ErnilEnNaur - 10.09.2010 at 16:14  
  Listened to it at least five times, don't remember anything. Wasn't good enough to remember.
tea[m]ster - 12.09.2010 at 01:34  
Rating: 10 This is the first Opeth album I listened to. I had to check out the rest of their discography of course and although I like their other albums I was disappointed that I didn't find anything as good as this release - a classic, one of my favorite albums EVER.
ErnilEnNaur - 11.10.2010 at 21:17  
 
Written by Guest on 10.09.2010 at 16:14

Listened to it at least five times, don't remember anything. Wasn't good enough to remember.


Listened to it again after some time had passed. Had the complete opposite reaction. Ordered the album today. Will listen to it to death when I get it. Strange...
EtaArgus - 20.10.2010 at 19:58  
Rating: 10 My fav album from Opeth
K†ulu - 21.10.2010 at 01:01  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 11.10.2010 at 21:17

Written by Guest on 10.09.2010 at 16:14

Listened to it at least five times, don't remember anything. Wasn't good enough to remember.


Listened to it again after some time had passed. Had the complete opposite reaction. Ordered the album today. Will listen to it to death when I get it. Strange...

It took a month to sink in. It happens. But isn't it a great feeling when you start loving an album, which used to be totally weird or just bad? I think I had a similar experience with Ghost Reveries, and now it's one of my favorite Opeth albums.
ErnilEnNaur - 22.10.2010 at 00:10  
 
Written by K†ulu on 21.10.2010 at 01:01

It took a month to sink in. It happens. But isn't it a great feeling when you start loving an album, which used to be totally weird or just bad? I think I had a similar experience with Ghost Reveries, and now it's one of my favorite Opeth albums.


Indeed, it's a great feeling of discovery and appreciation. Now I am just afraid that Opeth might ruin every other band for me
mz - 20.12.2010 at 10:20  
Rating: 9 I think after blackwater park this is the best opeth album but clean tracks are not as good as early works of band
SauradipGhosh - 30.12.2010 at 11:26  
  Personaly speaking Ghost Reveries is Opeths finest album..da range is vast..starting with the Brilliant Ghost Of Perdition and then continuing the madness with Baying Of The Hounds and Beneath The Mire..the energy is orgasmic and then Opeth offers Their Ace..The Grand Conjuration..along with a some brilliant mellow pieces like atonement and isolation years..a priceless album indeed!
rasto - 09.02.2011 at 11:44  
Rating: 10 Masterpiece
Pyramid God - 22.06.2011 at 17:34  
Rating: 10 I, like almost everyone, am a giant Opeth fan and have heard it all multiple times.

Ghost Reveries is my favorite. Its the most polished and listenable album and I love every freakin' second of it.
musicalkaratekid - 11.07.2011 at 01:20  
Rating: 10
Written by Guest on 10.09.2010 at 16:14

Listened to it at least five times, don't remember anything. Wasn't good enough to remember.

You still gave it a 9 out of 10....
ErnilEnNaur - 11.07.2011 at 01:58  
 
Written by musicalkaratekid on 11.07.2011 at 01:20

Written by Guest on 10.09.2010 at 16:14

Listened to it at least five times, don't remember anything. Wasn't good enough to remember.

You still gave it a 9 out of 10....


You should read to the end of the page before quoting, mate. I didn't erase the comment where I expressed my dislike for the album after I acquired the taste for it and changed my mind. Instead I quoted myself and said what I now thought of them. I never pretend that I didn't say something I did.
Vod52 - 01.03.2012 at 20:59  
Rating: 10 Surely the second best Opeth opus
Korah - 04.03.2012 at 21:37  
Rating: 10 The most inaccessible by Opeth for the best work accomplished.
Dentura - 10.06.2012 at 01:41  
Rating: 9 Truly amazing album and one of my favorites by the band. Very nicely balanced sound between the death metal and jazz/prog influences.
Jaeryd17‍ - 06.09.2012 at 12:29  
Rating: 9
Written by slayercult on 23.06.2010 at 22:29

Can't go wrong with this album. Brilliant effort from Opeth, You need to buy this album if you never heard it. I wish Opeth makes another album as good as Ghost Reveries. Watershed Sucks!


At first I thought the same thing, but after a few listens of Watershed, everything seemed to click. Watershed, Ghost Reveries, Blackwater Park, and My Arms, Your Hearse are definitely my favorite Opeth albums, and that's saying a lot, because I love every single album they have and think that they're all goddamn masterpieces.
coolcritic89 - 01.11.2012 at 09:10  
 
Written by Fëanor on 23.06.2010 at 23:58

Written by slayercult on 23.06.2010 at 22:29

Watershed Sucks!




GTFO
coolcritic89 - 01.11.2012 at 09:15  
 
Written by qlacs on 12.07.2010 at 10:32

Then we aren't on the same opinion. I personally think almost all Opeth songs are overwritten. I still enjoy the songs, but none of them are my favourite.


how are they overwritten? if u are talking about the length of the songs: its progressive stuff. the songs are meant to be long and take u on a journey (an enjoyable fulfilling one at that), its not meant to be super-duper catchy and super-duper easy accessible where u digest it right away. i assume u are not a huge fan of progressive stuff but if u are i dont see how opeth overwrites anything that isnt well-thought out.
R Lewis - 29.06.2013 at 15:23  
Rating: 9 I usually don't like extreme metal, but Opeth is one of the few bands I really enjoy.
And this album makes no exception.
EtaArgus - 27.02.2014 at 21:25  
Rating: 10 The first album I heard from Opeth. Just blew my mind. Perfect in every fucking possible way. I think the performance of clean vocals here is the best in all Opeth albums.
Daniell - 28.02.2014 at 00:01  
Rating: 9 If all songs were as good as Ghost of Perdition, this would be my favourite album ever.
Ace Frawley - 28.02.2014 at 03:50  
Rating: 7
Written by Daniell on 28.02.2014 at 00:01

If all songs were as good as Ghost of Perdition, this would be my favourite album ever.


I agree that is the high point of the album. The rest is a bit of a let down after that brilliant song.
InnerSelf - 28.02.2014 at 19:29  
Rating: 9 Reverie/Harlequin Forest is my personal favorite but I love every other song on this album the same.
tea[m]ster - 28.02.2014 at 21:39  
Rating: 10
Written by InnerSelf on 28.02.2014 at 19:29

Reverie/Harlequin Forest is my personal favorite.


Mine too, with The Baying Of The Hounds a close second.
Mattybu - 07.03.2014 at 02:31  
 
Written by InnerSelf on 28.02.2014 at 19:29

Reverie/Harlequin Forest is my personal favorite but I love every other song on this album the same.


I agree with all of that. I believe The Grand Conjuration was the first I heard off of it, and that song amazed me too. But overall I really see a level of consistency in songwriting quality on this album; the whole thing is great to listen to (which I can't say the same for about some of the other Opeth albums).
The Hammer33 - 31.03.2014 at 23:10  
  Some great songs on this album, but it tapers away towards the end. Ghost of Perdition and Baying of the Hounds are great tracks for long solo driving trips (be warned you may lose your voice!)
Erik M. - 06.06.2014 at 23:11  
Rating: 10
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 24.06.2010 at 21:05

I personally find all Opeth releases extremely enjoyable; very easy to listen to, digestible, but this is my least favourite. They made up for it on Watershed though in my opinion.


Totally disagreed. Well, it's subjective obviously, but for me this is a lot better than Watershed... as my rating should indicate.
!J.O.O.E.! - 06.06.2014 at 23:13  
Rating: 7
Written by Erik M. on 06.06.2014 at 23:11


Totally disagreed. Well, it's subjective obviously, but for me this is a lot better than Watershed... as my rating should indicate.

This one feels very forced at a lot of points for me and lacked a sense of flow. That's about it really
Erik M. - 06.06.2014 at 23:17  
Rating: 10
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 06.06.2014 at 23:13

This one feels very forced at a lot of points for me and lacked a sense of flow. That's about it really


I'm curious as to which songs on here are your favourites. I'd say Reverie/Harlequin Forest and Beneath The Mire are the highlights (especially the former). I think I like The Grand Conjuration the least, though at this point I'm unsure since it's been a long while since I fully listened to this album.
!J.O.O.E.! - 06.06.2014 at 23:18  
Rating: 7
Written by Erik M. on 06.06.2014 at 23:17

I'm curious as to which songs on here are your favourites. I'd say Reverie/Harlequin Forest and Beneath The Mire are the highlights (especially the former). I think I like The Grand Conjuration the least, though at this point I'm unsure since it's been a long while since I fully listened to this album.

I'll have to listen to it again before I can tell you. This album has not seen much attention in recent years
Mr. Doctor - 06.06.2014 at 23:20  
Rating: 7 I kind of agree with both of you. I like this album but it lacks consistency. Some tracks are just "eh" to me while others are pretty fucking good.
But... Watershed ain't that big of a deal either. Basically same idea. Some moments are brilliant and others I feel indifferent about.

Both still good albums though.
Erik M. - 06.06.2014 at 23:21  
Rating: 10
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 06.06.2014 at 23:18

I'll have to listen to it again before I can tell you. This album has not seen much attention in recent years


Fair enough. Same here, as I said. Spun it a ton of times over the years though. In any case, I still regard Reverie/Harlequin Forest as one of their best songs ever... like top 10 songs.
Erik M. - 06.06.2014 at 23:25  
Rating: 10
Written by Mr. Doctor on 06.06.2014 at 23:20

I kind of agree with both of you. I like this album but it lacks consistency. Some tracks are just "eh" to me while others are pretty fucking good.
But... Watershed ain't that big of a deal either. Basically same idea. Some moments are brilliant and others I feel indifferent about.

Both still good albums though.


Well, I disagree with what you say about GR, but agree about Watershed. A few songs on there (Coil and Porcelain Heart especially) are really boring in comparison to the really awesome songs on the album (Heir Apparent, Hessian Peel and Hex Omega... undoubtedly the highlights for me).
mz - 06.06.2014 at 23:29  
Rating: 9 Both watershed and GR are fucking masterpieces.
!J.O.O.E.! - 06.06.2014 at 23:31  
Rating: 7 And once again, Opeth divide the people
MechanisT - 07.06.2014 at 13:36  
Rating: 10 Ghost Reveries > Watershed.
Uldreth - 07.06.2014 at 14:13  
  Yeah I also like GR more than Watershed. Watershed does have some great stuff but some of them are really forced and some even almost cringe-inducing at times, while GR is consistently good.

Also Harlequin Forest and Isolation Years are some of my favourite Opeth tracks.
Fallen Ghost - 09.06.2014 at 14:51  
Rating: 10 This is my favorite Opeth album, every song is great!
Troy Killjoy - 11.06.2014 at 03:54  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 06.06.2014 at 23:31
And once again, Opeth divide the people

My high school art teacher once told me the key to being successful as an artist is to bring out an emotional response in the viewer (or in this case, listener), be it good or bad.

She hated my artwork and failed me as a result. One of life's little ironies.
!J.O.O.E.! - 11.06.2014 at 12:33  
Rating: 7
Written by Troy Killjoy on 11.06.2014 at 03:54

My high school art teacher once told me the key to being successful as an artist is to bring out an emotional response in the viewer (or in this case, listener), be it good or bad.

She hated my artwork and failed me as a result. One of life's little ironies.

What a bell-end. You should have shat on the table in front of her and shouted: "There's some art, bitch."
Ace Frawley - 11.06.2014 at 13:22  
Rating: 7
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 11.06.2014 at 12:33

Written by Troy Killjoy on 11.06.2014 at 03:54

My high school art teacher once told me the key to being successful as an artist is to bring out an emotional response in the viewer (or in this case, listener), be it good or bad.

She hated my artwork and failed me as a result. One of life's little ironies.

What a bell-end. You should have shat on the table in front of her and shouted: "There's some art, bitch."


That probably would have resulted in a pass grade (strong emotional response in the viewer) but an expulsion from the school.

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