Opeth - Still Life

9.1 | 1735 votes |
Release date: 18 October 1999
Style: Extreme progressive metal


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01. The Moor
02. Godhead's Lament
03. Benighted
04. Moonlapse Vertigo
05. Face Of Melinda
06. Serenity Painted Death
07. White Cluster

Top 20 albums of 1999: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 15

Mikael Åkerfeldt - vocals, guitars
Peter Lindgren - guitars
Martin Lopez - drums
Martín Méndez - bass

Additional info
Recorded at Maestro Musik and Studio Fredman studios.
Produced and engineered by Opeth.
Sound settings and additional engineering by Fredrik Nordström and Isak Edh.
Mastered at The Mastering Room by Goran Finnberg.
Booklet design by Travis Smith and Opeth.
Photos by Harry Välimaki and Travis Smith (special thanks to Siggi Blasey).
Logo designed by Timo Ketola.

Remastered version by Jens Borgen was released in 2008 through Peaceville Records which included reworked artwork, 5.1 surround sound, and a video of "Face Of Melinda" taken from "The Roundhouse Tapes".

Staff review by
Thanks to Still Life, I have become an Opeth fan, simply because it has all I ask: at the same time violent and calm, heavy and melodic, metal and acoustic, the long songs, the wonderful singing, the perfect musicians, the sublime quality of the songwriting... I still wonder how can one not give the highest rating to an Opeth album, and especially to this one, which is for me their best.

published 18.09.2003 | Comments (29)

Staff review by
Technicality, Progression, Complexity, a lot of solos, and some other good things describe Opeth's music, Still Life is one of those albums that everyone loves, that everyone talks about, so I decided to buy it, actually I have this album since 2000 but anyway that does not matter.

This album is generally good, of course for those persons that consider Opeth's music as Death Metal this album will be hideously boring and dull, but dudes Opeth is not only death metal, in fact the best thing in Opeth is their versatility and flexibility in the music they create, of course also the complexity and everything else is brilliant, but the main thing is their adaptability.

published 21.01.2005 | Comments (18)

Guest review by
I don't know a lot of bands who, like Opeth, progress so much after each album and stay so good. Alongside the brutality of death metal, which is the fuel of Opeth, there is a very strong progressive side which are of past generations, old and even obscure rock and metal bands from he '70s. Their progression was short lived, but thanks to Mike Akerfeldt, their soul lives on in Opeth.

published 10.08.2006 | Comments (19)

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27.10.2015 - 14:56
Rating: 10
I wish I heard this on release. This album is pretty close to flawless imo. If I had a choice i'd swap Benighted for another acoustic song or omit it entirely, but as it stands this is still a very rewarding indulgence from beginning to end. They really had the magic touch when it came to riffs and overall song balance.
30.11.2015 - 20:28
Rating: 10
My friend listened to this album while high, and his head exploded in sheer amazement.
22.12.2015 - 20:10
Rating: 9
Fuck yesss
15.01.2016 - 01:05
Rating: 10
This album is perfect in every sense i'm not an old fan of opeth, i discovered them about 3 years ago, but they blew my mind instantly. Ghost of perdition was my first song, and this album in particular is the one i've been listening non-stop. I was lucky enough to save the money and i got to saw them live 18th of July in Argentina it was awesome
27.01.2016 - 21:31
Rating: 9
Faaaaaaaaaaar from perfect. It lacks the consistence of Blackwater Park and the dark atmosphere of Morningrise. It's still very good though.
I'm derp.
27.01.2016 - 21:49
Mr. Doctor
Written by Maco on 27.01.2016 at 21:31

Faaaaaaaaaaar from perfect. It lacks the consistence of Blackwater Park and the dark atmosphere of Morningrise. It's still very good though.

I'm starting to Think this is superior to Blackwater Park. Some tracks from BWP have some sections I dont really care about while I love mostly everything going on here.
Then again, I gave them both a nine so what the heck.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.

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