Opeth - Orchid

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Release date: 15 May 1995
Style: Extreme progressive metal


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01. In Mist She Was Standing
02. Under The Weeping Moon
03. Silhouette
04. Forest Of October
05. The Twilight Is My Robe
06. Requiem
07. The Apostle In Triumph
08. Into The Frost Of Winter [2000 and 2003 re-release bonus]

Mikael Åkerfeldt - vocals, guitars
Peter Lindgren - guitars
Anders Nordin - drums, piano, percussion
Johan DeFarfalla - bass, backing vocals

Additional info
Recorded at Unisound Recordings.
Produced by Opeth.
Engineered by Dan Swanö.
Mixed & produced by Opeth & Dan Swanö.
Photos by Torbjorn Ekebacke.
Layout by Opeth and Torbjorn Ekebacke.

Due to a mastering error half of "Requiem" track had been cut off and joined with the "The Apostle In Triumph".

In 2003, the album was re-released in a limited edition tin box.

The original Century Media pressing in the US had the band logo printed on the cover (much to the band's dismay).

Released by Candlelight as a 2xLP picture disc, limited to 2000 copies.

Guest review by
Kap'N Korrupt
Opeth's debut album Orchid released in 1995 is a keeper. It isn't mentioned much by Opeth fans but it is certainly a lost treasure. New fans will stray from the album as more reviewers simply write the album off as being 'brutal' and 'sloppy' or 'solid death metal' as what I have read. The thing is that Orchid is just as diverse as Blackwater Park or their latest release, Ghost Reveries. Presented in Orchid is what will become of Opeth on a grand scale: brutal, melodic, acoustic, alternative, emotional and heartfelt by placing melodic death metal alongside acoustic and clean electric guitar rock.

published 17.08.2006 | Comments (33)

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15.04.2020 - 18:13
Rating: 8
Listened to this in the first time in probably 5 years, if not more, today. Overall, it's still too rough around the edges compositionally to appeal to me in the way that Still Life-Ghost Reveries period does, or even Morningrise, but Forest of October's pretty special. Stands out by a mile here for me

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