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  • Caused me to buy three others, despite my hesitance to buy. I was introduced by a friend online about this time last year just after I got out of the shower in my dorm room. I remember him saying that he was checking out Opeth online and wanted to know what I thought. At first, when I heard it, I thought, “are you kidding me, music with growling?” I’m not really into death metal, Pantera was the heaviest stuff I’d normally listen to and usually only when I was pissed off. I’m not all that into heavy stuff. I just let it keep playing though and layed down on my bed in the sweet spot in between my speakers, where I do most of my intent listening, I became mesmerized enough that by the end of the first song, I downloaded the whole thing. By Harvest I was in a such a trance like state that I could have easily mistaken myself for being aleep. I was in such sheer bliss that I just let the sound take me where It wanted to. I had never experienced something like this from music before. It invoked some of the most beautiful feelings I had felt in a while, I was not on anything either. I love losing myself in music, I have only experienced this from classical music, which I love to listen to to become relaxed. Blackwater Park can relax me to the point where other, softer music fails to, perhaps because the complex melody and immaculate production of this album engages my mind at the deepest possible level. Open your mind to this stuff no matter which side of it you come down on, be it too heavy or too soft, and you will not be disappointed.

    Posted on November 20, 2009