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Release date: 30 August 2005
Style: Progressive metal

Rating:

9 | 1751 votes

Owners:

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92 want it
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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
Top 20 albums of 2005: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 29

Review
Lyrics (9)


Line-up
Mikael Åkerfeldt - vocals, guitars
Per Wiberg - keyboards, backing vocals
Peter Lindgren - guitars
Martin Lopez - drums
Martin Mendez - bass

Guest review by
spirit_inblack

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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published 12.07.2006 | Comments (57)

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lenirI - 18.12.2014 at 12:53  
 
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.

7 is not at all a true value for this album...do you even know how to analyze music ?
lenirI - 18.12.2014 at 12:53  
 
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.

7 is not at all a true value for this album...do you even know how to analyze music ?
!J.O.O.E.! - 18.12.2014 at 12:54  
 
Written by lenirI on 18.12.2014 at 12:53

7 is not at all a true value for this album...do you even know how to analyze music ?

Oh yeah, you're the new idiot around town.

Hey.
!J.O.O.E.! - 18.12.2014 at 13:50  
  Can't be bothered to reply to this guy's PMs, so I'll just leave them here because they're hilarious.

Quote:
I am objective and I say that you're wrong ! Your opinion does not matter to me because what I say is almost the absolute truth. That album is a total masterpiece - one of the best albums created in the metal scene in this fucked up world.

Your way to analyze music is wrong...not realistic at all - you're like cancer that it's good things. You just rate albums and give wrong ratings; you miss the very essential things.

You called me idiot just for criticizing you...that's wrong - cancer; I thought masses of people in that country you live are much more educated than in other places in this world.

Do you know what complexity, sound quality, artistry, lyricism, DEPTH, rhythm, album cohesiveness and originality is ? It seems that you don't know...
Ilham - 18.12.2014 at 14:03  
  People and their superior ways of analysing music.
InnerSelf - 18.12.2014 at 17:45  
Rating: 9 Why is your name not cancer yet Joe ?
To try and stay a bit on-topic (and repeating what I've already written on page 1); Ghost Reveries is one of my favorite Opeth albums, and although I can understand people refering to it as "progressive wankery", there is not a single moment on the album that bores me.
mz - 18.12.2014 at 18:11  
Rating: 9 Joe is definitely a cancer for not liking this as much as I. Seriously, this is a great record and I don't find any bad moment in it. The first two tracks are among the bests they've ever written.
Dima - 19.12.2014 at 04:42  
Rating: 9 Hardly any wankery in this imo
deadone - 19.12.2014 at 04:46  
Rating: 8
Written by lenirI on 18.12.2014 at 12:53

7 is not at all a true value for this album...do you even know how to analyze music ?



Do you even have any idea that people have different tastes? We're not all the same.
M C Vice - 19.12.2014 at 05:50  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 18.12.2014 at 13:50

Can't be bothered to reply to this guy's PMs, so I'll just leave them here because they're hilarious.

Quote:
I am objective and I say that you're wrong ! Your opinion does not matter to me because what I say is almost the absolute truth. That album is a total masterpiece - one of the best albums created in the metal scene in this fucked up world.

Your way to analyze music is wrong...not realistic at all - you're like cancer that it's good things. You just rate albums and give wrong ratings; you miss the very essential things.

You called me idiot just for criticizing you...that's wrong - cancer; I thought masses of people in that country you live are much more educated than in other places in this world.

Do you know what complexity, sound quality, artistry, lyricism, DEPTH, rhythm, album cohesiveness and originality is ? It seems that you don't know...


How can something be 'almost the absolute truth'? Is it like it would be true, except it's not?
God Buster 鬼 - 05.02.2015 at 06:09  
  The Baying Of The Hounds is really good, I can feel the old Opeth (Black Waterpark).
AlexanderTG - 22.03.2015 at 01:43  
Rating: 10 Amazing album, one of the best just a complete work of art from start to finish
Bad English - 22.03.2015 at 16:25  
Rating: 6 Album from year when my metalhead internet career(no fuck sake its nit career, its LIFESTYLE, since age 13 I like such music and I have not given it up and I am 30 now, I wont give it up, if I have not I wont) anyway 2005 was when I most start use I net for music IMO 1999 was when I got I net home and until 2003/04 it was dial up. After it when its 24h , it was possibilities and I spend hours digging, looking in doom metal.com , gothmetal.net, MS and MA ...

ok back on album, one of 1th what I dig up online, maybe because I saw music video, I dunno, I knew Opeth before, but that days I was like poser, I liked only what is '' TrOO'' I was not into any what is not TrOO (even nu , djen, mat most of prog sucks still) , I didn't like it than

Now its enjoyable album, great guitars, great calm clean vocal passage , I hate song The Grand Conjuration, but basically I like this album a lot now, rest is simply brilliant.

and yes I will listen this music until day I die , pension days be wonderful,

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