Opeth Albums: Best To Worst


My ranking of all Opeth's studio albums. I included ratings as well as the best songs (my personal favourites) of each album.

Here are links to the full albums (Grooveshark):
1. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2. Opeth - Morningrise
3. Opeth - Still Life
4. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
5. Opeth - Orchid
6. Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
7. Opeth - Deliverance
8. Opeth - Watershed
9. Opeth - Damnation
10. Opeth - Pale Communion
11. Opeth - Heritage

Created by: Erik M. | 09.11.2012



1. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2001 / Rating: 10 / Best songs: Bleak, The Drapery Falls, The Funeral Portrait.
2. Opeth - Morningrise
1996 / Rating: 10 / Best songs: Advent, Nectar, Black Rose Immortal.
3. Opeth - Still Life
1999 / Rating: 9.5 / Best songs: The Moor, Moonlapse Vertigo, Serenity Painted Death.
4. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
2005 / Rating: 9.5 / Best songs: Ghost Of Perdition, Beneath The Mire, Reverie/Harlequin Forest.
5. Opeth - Orchid
1995 / Rating: 9.5 / Best songs: In Mist She Was Standing, Forest Of October, The Apostle In Triumph.
6. Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
1998 / Rating: 9 / Best songs: April Ethereal, When, Karma.
7. Opeth - Deliverance
2002 / Rating: 9 / Best songs: Wreath, Deliverance, Master's Apprentices.
8. Opeth - Watershed
2008 / Rating: 8.5 / Best songs: Heir Apparent, Hessian Peel, Hex Omega.
9. Opeth - Damnation
2003 / Rating: 8 / Best songs: Windowpane, Closure, To Rid The Disease.
10. Opeth - Pale Communion
2014 / Rating: 7 / Best songs: Cusp Of Eternity, Elysian Woes, Faith In Others.
11. Opeth - Heritage
2011 / Rating: 6 / Best songs: The Devil's Orchard, Häxprocess, Folklore.



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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26.08.2014 - 02:56
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Erik M. on 25.08.2014 at 22:54

For me "great" equals an 8, not a 9. A 9 would be excellent/amazing, while a 10 is brilliant/masterpiece. Of course those are my own definitions, so I don't expect everyone to use the same rating system. And yes, a 7 is indeed equal to "good", which makes me wonder what you would call an 8 since "very good" and "great" have almost the same meaning (to me, at least).

It surprises especially that you're not very fond of Morningrise. To me it's a masterpiece without a doubt.

I suppose you're right, great would correlate with a 8 rather than a 9. I was simply complementing the track without thinking too much. As much as I tried to enjoy that album, the cleans and distorted riffs put me off
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31.01.2015 - 20:23
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
I find Still life overrated, the songs doesn't have the strong personalities of their other records like my favourites My Arms, Your Hearse and Deliverance.
It just tries to be too technical and progressive most of the time.
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02.02.2015 - 18:23
Erik M.
Written by 3rdWorld on 31.01.2015 at 20:23

I find Still life overrated, the songs doesn't have the strong personalities of their other records like my favourites My Arms, Your Hearse and Deliverance.
It just tries to be too technical and progressive most of the time.


I totally disagree. If it wasn't for Face of Melinda and Benighted it would be my favourite Opeth album. All the other songs are brilliant. The fact that the "soft" (mellow) songs on BWP are better than the ones on Still Life makes BWP the superior album in my opinion.
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04.02.2015 - 17:36
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Written by Erik M. on 02.02.2015 at 18:23

I totally disagree. If it wasn't for Face of Melinda and Benighted it would be my favourite Opeth album. All the other songs are brilliant. The fact that the "soft" (mellow) songs on BWP are better than the ones on Still Life makes BWP the superior album in my opinion.

Ok. I am currently spinning all of their albums in random and really found Ghost Reveries and Deliverance outstanding, two of my favourites after their undistupedly best Blackwater Park. My Arms, Your Hearse has a great flow and very simplistic in its style and very effective. Orchid is a classic and a very strong debut with great acoustic parts. Deliverance is a brilliant one too. Even after 2-3 spins Still life isn't striking me as having any outstanding songs or parts (like the ending of Deliverance's title track, the ending of Karma from MAYH or the melodies of Ghosts of Perditions). Will keep spinning SL and MR more to find out if I finally "get" them.
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30.07.2015 - 20:13
AndreasSkalio
Heritage it's a masterpiece
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