Watershed - Watershed FLAC album
Opeth - Watershed (2008).
Watershed is the ninth full-length studio album by the Swedish progressive metal band Opeth. Released by Roadrunner Records, Watershed is the first studio album by Opeth to feature guitarist Fredrik Åkesson and drummer Martin Axenrot, who replaced longtime guitarist Peter Lindgren and drummer Martin Lopez. The artwork for the album was made by Travis Smith (who has created the artwork for eight previous Opeth releases) in collaboration with Mikael Åkerfeldt.
Авторы текста и музыки. Mikael Åkerfeldt, Fredrik Åkesson. WMG (от лица компании "Roadrunner Records"); SODRAC, UBEM, BMI - Broadcast Music In. União Brasileira de Compositores, UMPG Publishing, LatinAutor - UMPG, Kobalt Music Publishing, ASCAP, LatinAutor" и другие авторские общества (10).
Album Name Watershed. 版公司 Roadrunner Records. The album starts off with "Coil" which almost has an upbeat and romantic feel to it. Mike's voice then being replaced by a beautiful woman's.
Watershed is an intriguing exercise in discontinuity. Unlike Orchid, which was jagged because the band didn't know how to do otherwise, Watershed finds Opeth willfully flying their freak flag. An acoustic intro with pleasant male/female singing leads straight into barreling death metal. A piano wanders into "Hessian Peel" apropos of nothing. He sounds like your lovable Swedish uncle who once recorded a folk album. But Watershed has friction, and friction brings heat. Those left cold by metal's po-faced tendencies might well warm up to it.
On their 9th studio album Watershed they're combining their death metal elements with progressive structured music. It's critically acclaimed because of the alternation between slow melodic parts and dark heavy riffages. The folky clean vocal parts of Mikael Åkerfeldt and his harsh death growls have been growing over the years.
When we first started The Watershed project, we never expected to create such a quality, meaningful and heartfelt album. We couldn’t be more proud of what we have created with our bare hands, from writing, recording and producing the songs, to painting the album cover and making our own guitars.
Watershed opens up rather differently than Opeth's past works. Coil" is solely an acoustic track, but unlike the material featured on Damnation, it isn't quite as dark or depressing. That isn't to say that it's a light and fluffy song, as it retains some of the melancholic elements from Opeth's 2003 album, and combines it with slight Nick Drake-isms. Watershed isn't infallible, however. The band runs into trouble during the album's middle section, though not so much with "Burden" as it does with "Porcelain Heart". Perhaps the closest Opeth gets to 70s progressive rock, "Burden" isn't all that bad, but does have its drawbacks.
Instead, they opted to challenge themselves and their listeners, creating an album that can - at times - expose its true nature and scope slowly and - at other times - be jarring, as if it were turning itself inside out. Opeth take chances that many bands in the same situation would be too scared to have a go at.
|7||Defeated In Me||4:37|
|8||Time Is Now||5:56|
|10||1 Corinthians 13||3:55|
- Mastered At – Yes Master
- Manufactured By – Disc Makers, Pennsauken, NJ, USA
- Mixed At – Emerald Sound Studios
- Backing Vocals – Derek West , Matt Johnson
- Bass, Double Bass – Joe Esham
- Drums – Jamie Gladden
- Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Vocals, Mandolin, Harmonica, Backing Vocals – Pete Vinroot
- Engineer – Steve Wilson
- Keyboards, Accordion, Organ, Dulcimer [Hammered] – Kyle Doffey
- Mastered By – Jim DeMain
- Mixed By – David Hall
- Percussion – Dave Grant
- Percussion [Additional], Engineer – Donnie Boutwell
- Producer, Engineer – Derek West
- Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Flute, Backing Vocals – Ben Alston
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 825346500829