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Opeth Streaming "The Lotus Eater" Track Online

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OPETH are currently streaming the new track 'The Lotus Eater' from the band's forthcoming album Watershed at this location.

Watershed is due out on June 3rd. The tracklisting is as follows:

'Coil', 'Heir Apparent', 'The Lotus Eater', 'Burden', 'Porcelain Heart', 'Hessian Peel', 'Hex Omega'.

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RememberMetal?'s avatar

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1. RememberMetal? writes:

Wow. Broke down and listened....

I'm stunned, "Porcelain Heart" is just as good as "The Lotus Eater"...Dense, melodic and pummeling....Definitely a little more angular and less accessible than say "Ghost Reveries", "Damnation"....hell, even "Still Life"....

It'll be weeks from now before I fully appreciate everything that is going on in this thing. Axe and Akisson certainly prove their worth--I have zero reservations concerning Opeths newest members.

June 3rd is seems so far off.

Now Playing: Opeth - "The Lotus Eater"

# Apr 21, 2008 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. xFiruath writes:

I want to wait until the album comes out so I can digest the whole thing at once, but I don't think I'm going to hold out much longer with how awesome everyone is making these streamed tracks sound. The fact that RememberMetal says it's "less accessible" just makes me want it more - when bands like Opeth go into more "out there" territory they just get better.

# Apr 21, 2008 @ 9:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. coldiem writes:

That is a great song.

# Apr 21, 2008 @ 9:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. FocusShift writes:

I'm blown away, Opeth has never disappointed.

# Apr 21, 2008 @ 11:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Westfallen writes:

To add to the first post, a bit- yes....angular. And the end, round...curvaceous. A longer version of a good scotch.

# Apr 21, 2008 @ 11:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

I knew you would break down RM?. These two new songs are outstanding (hell that is an understatement). Mike A. understands prog metal better than anyone and it looks like this will be a prog masterpiece (more so than any other one of their albums). I can't wait to hear it from start to finish!! From the two tracks I have heard so far I don't know if it could be called their "best ever", but I think most of us Opeth fans will see as a major leap forward or writing a completely new chapter in their amazing history. After all, I think with this band it may be to hard to say there is a best in their album collection. Hell picking a favorite is hard enough.

To quote RM? "June 3rd is seems so far off."


Now Playing: "Fogdiver" by The Ocean

# Apr 21, 2008 @ 11:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RememberMetal? writes:

post 5

Scotch?....no, no, no. More brooding and erratic. More like a flask of Applejack on the fog laden meadows of colonial America at the break of dawn.

The song has less subtle and more jarring transitions than more recent Opeth. Agree? disagree?

Now Playing: Origin - "Void"

# Apr 21, 2008 @ 11:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. SonOfKalmah writes:

yes alot of quick transitions which is one reason why opeth are amazing and fun to listen to. but no one mentioned the blastbeats!! dude? opeth blastbeats?? holy sh**! thats a first. the song kicks a$$ as a whole but im a big fan of blastbeats and its an awesome transition from the very first note of the song(being melodic as well) and going into the heavier more aggressive sequence.

# Apr 22, 2008 @ 12:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. cruor writes:

Damn I'm trying really hard to do what RM? was trying to do but you bastards are making it hard, I might have to avoid all Opeth threads all together.

Now Playing: Moonsorrow- Jäästä Syntynyt / Varjojen Virta (did someone mention progressive?)

# Apr 22, 2008 @ 12:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Terminator writes:

i haven't broken yet...everyone's high praise is actually making it easier for me to avoid because i know it'll be worth it. its been a while since i got a new record that was so good i got goosebumps from start to finnish. hopefully this album will do just that.

# Apr 22, 2008 @ 12:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BeyondSanityXIII writes:

ugh! i want to look but i cant!!!! i said i'd wait and be surprised! haha

# Apr 22, 2008 @ 8:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Jarring transitions are always fun. I'm really p***ed I can't see them tour with 3 and Between the Buried and Me. That line up is one of the best I have seen in a really long time.


Now Playing: "Crimson" by Edge of Sanity

# Apr 22, 2008 @ 10:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
RememberMetal?'s avatar

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13. RememberMetal? writes:

Spoiler alert:

The Lotus Eater
Hum hum hum.....BLAST-BLAST-BLAST....awesome.
Then the blasts with clean vox riding bareback threw me off yet again, the prog/psych/electronic(?!?) passage close to the 6 min mark is a shock too...Finding I like it all more with each listen.

"Porcelain Heart"
A little more typical of Opeth...Has a trace of the slower parts of "Grand Conjuration"
it's slow burner most of the way through. Not expecting this one to grow on me as much but good nonetheless.

As much as I love "Ghost Reveries" I wasn't surprised by anything on it....Well Ackerfeldts first scream on 'Ghost of Perdition' the first time I heard it...Still, This is a welcome surprise.

Now Playing: Ashes Divide - "Enemies"

# Apr 22, 2008 @ 5:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Public Execution writes:

Wow, that song absolutely just blew me away. The blast beats with the clean vocals were impressive, and the whole song was very fast paced and well done. I definatly think this is one is better than the Porcelain Heart, although that one isn't bad either.

# Apr 22, 2008 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Dyggler writes:

Just what I thought it'd be...MIND BOGGLING!!!! Mike is the most Ballsy musician ever!! Every time I hear new Opeth, I have to listen to each individual song several times cause they dont grow on me at first (not that I dont like them) The songwriting is just so obscure it morphs into more brilliancy with each listen. Right now, in my opinion Opeth are the greatest musicians hands down, bar none in history!! there is no other band out there that holds a candle to there entire catalog. They are just too diverse.

# Apr 25, 2008 @ 12:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. cruor writes:

^That happened to me the first time I listened to Blackwater Park. However Ghost Reveries and My Arms, Your Hearst clicked pretty quickly.

# Apr 25, 2008 @ 12:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Andrew writes:

Blackwater Park I think is the most mind boggling album, it gets better everytime. I am really tempted at hearing these songs, I CAN'T HANDLE THE PRESSURE, I NEED NEW OPETH!!!!!!!

# Apr 25, 2008 @ 1:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. wsr81 writes:

Excellent, as always!

# May 20, 2008 @ 10:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. GOD writes:

yeah

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