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Opeth Streaming New Track "Eternal Rains Will Come"

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The second track to officially see release off the upcoming Opeth album "Pale Communion" is now available online for streaming.

Check out "Eternal Rains Will Come" in the YouTube player below, which follows the previous release of the track "Cusp Of Eternity" (you can hear that song at this location).

"Pale Communion" is due out via Roadrunner Records on August 26th, and pre-order info can now be found here.

The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Eternal Rains Will Come
2. Cusp of Eternity
3. Moon Above, Sun Below
4. Elysian Woes
5. Goblin
6. River
7. Voice of Treason
8. Faith in Others

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1. Critic writes:

That makes 2 flops thus far. We were told heavier than Heritage, not a sequel. Now we know that at least 25% of the album blows.

# Aug 1, 2014 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. coldiem writes:

Well, there's about a minute of song there at the end. And 5 minutes of more of the pointless, meandering crap that ruined what good was left of Heritage.

# Aug 1, 2014 @ 1:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RememberMetal? writes:

As such a long time, die hard fan of "Morningrise", "Ghost Reveries" and every album in between, I can't help but feel disappointed on first blush. This isn't like "Damnation" where despite the lack of metal, the album was a beautiful and gripping journey with each song being a masterpiece.

Some albums demand time and patience. But this music isn't especially challenging or impenetrable, to take coldiem's word it "meanders". There was a logic and payoff to the wandering nature or Opeth's older albums. "Watershed" was when things seemed to begin going awry.

That being said, I liked this better than 90% of "Heritage". I just don't know if I like it enough... Repeat listens may bear fruit.

# Aug 1, 2014 @ 2:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. eggnog writes:

While I actually do enjoy this song, it is perhaps among the "weaker" tracks off of Pale Communion. Just hold out for the full album. It is indeed more intense than Heritage, much more cohesive, with some of Mikael's greatest vocal performances thus far. Moon Above, Sun Below is quite a journey much like Harlequin Forest was.

# Aug 1, 2014 @ 3:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. HeyGuys writes:

Well, that's prog for ya. I suppose someone who's into '70s Prog will really appreciate this record to be honest.

One thing's for sure, these guys an play their instruments. In my opinion, getting into King Crimson, Yes, Gentle Giant etc etc. will really help appreciating this song more.
On a personal level, I'm glad Opeth is going prog

Can't wait to buy it !!!

# Aug 2, 2014 @ 12:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Drum_Junkie writes:

It's not Prog. It's retro. The sounds are all 70's inspired. Creating something derivative of King Crimson and the like is not being progressive. Copying 70's prog in 2014 does not make this prog.

Likes:
Solo
Organ sound
Snare ghost notes (just not the tuning)

Dislikes:
Drum sound
Guitar tones
Chorus vocals (dampens the emotion in the lyrics)
Lack of an overall light/dark dynamic.

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