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Opeth - Pale Communion album mp3
Pale Communion
Prog Rock
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Pale Communion' is an Opeth album. Take in that sentence in for a second, because without frontman Mikael Akerfeldt's demonic gutturals and Opeth's death metal dynamic, slighted fans may give 'Pale Communion' the 'Heritage' treatment. Despite complaints in response to the band's shift back into a softer prog sound with 'Heritage' in 2011, that disc was an Opeth album, and so is 'Pale Communion

The album saw Opeth's highest chart positions in the history of the band with Pale Communion debuting at number 19 in the US, number 3 in Sweden, and number 14 in the United Kingdom. It sold 13, 000 copies in its first week of release in the U. .Pale Communion was supported with more touring from Opeth. In 2015, Opeth played several concerts to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band.

Pale Communion" is the 11th full-length studio album by Swedish progressive rock/metal act Opeth. The album was released through Roadrunner Records in August 2014. There�s been a lineup change since "Heritage (2011)" as keyboard player Per Wiberg has been replaced by Joakim Svalberg. Pale Communion" is produced by Mikael �kerfeldt and mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) and not surprisingly the album is graced with a warm, detailed, and organic sounding production, which suits the music perfectly. The musicianship are as always of high class. The instrumental performances are organic and tight and Mikael �kerfeldt�s vocals are distinct sounding and delivered with conviction.

Pale Communion is the eleventh studio album by Swedish progressive rock band Opeth. The album was released on 25 August 2014 through Roadrunner Records. The album was produced by Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by Steven Wilson. Pale Communion is the first album with keyboardist Joakim Svalberg after the departure of Per Wiberg in 2011. The album sold 19,090 copies in its first week of release in the United States, debuting at number 19 on the Billboard 200.

Pale Communion is the sophomore album of Opeth's new sound, in which they improve upon the disappointment that was Heritage. Opeth’s influence by seventies progressive rock is far more pronounced than ever. If it were released during the era of Genesis, Pink Floyd, Yes, and Rush, it would not seem out of place. Pale Communion is certainly a step up from its predecessor but overall it doesn't sound 'innovative' and 'fresh' as words like these used to be synonymous with Opeth. While a much better homage to 70's prog rock than Heritage the basic body of work found here has been done before a million times by bands like Spock's Beard, King's X, Unitopia and Karmakanic.

Pale Communion", an observation by Opeth, was created from nothing in VI parts: I. Foundations laid to rest at Rockfield studios, Monmouthshire, Wales. II. Lead throat captured at Junkmail studios, Stockholm, Sweden. Hammond organ secured at Atlantis studios, Stockholm, Sweden. Pale Communion ‎(CD, Album + Blu-ray, Album, Multichannel + Dlx).


Eternal Rains Will Come
Cusp Of Eternity
Moon Above, Sun Below
Elysian Woes
Voice Of Treason
Faith In Others


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RR7573-2, 1686-175732, 1686-17573-2 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR7573-2, 1686-175732, 1686-17573-2 Europe 2014
1686-175731 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, 180) Roadrunner Records 1686-175731 US 2014
RR7573-1, 1686-17573-1, 1686-175131 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, 180) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR7573-1, 1686-17573-1, 1686-175131 Europe 2014
RR7573-1 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Roadrunner Records RR7573-1 Europe 2014
RR7573-1 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Red) Roadrunner Records RR7573-1 Europe 2014
RR7573-1 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Sil) Roadrunner Records RR7573-1 UK & Europe 2014
none Opeth Pale Communion ‎(8xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Roadrunner Records none US 2014
none Opeth Pale Communion ‎(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Roadrunner Records none 2014
HD016861754402 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(8xFile, WAV, Album, 96k) Roadrunner Records HD016861754402 Europe 2014
none Opeth Pale Communion ‎(Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, RP) Roadrunner Records none UK, Europe & US 2014
1686-175734 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(Box, Dlx, Ltd + CD, Album + Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Al) Roadrunner Records 1686-175734 UK, Europe & US 2014
1686-175732 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records 1686-175732 US 2014
1686-175632 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records, Warner Music Group 1686-175632 Argentina 2014
1686-175732 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records 1686-175732 Indonesia 2014
0016861757328 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records 0016861757328 Brazil 2014
WPCR-15732 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(CD, Album) Warner Music WPCR-15732 Japan 2014
1-75732 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records 1-75732 Canada 2014
1686175732 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records 1686175732 Australia 2014
1686-175735 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(CD, Album + Blu-ray, Album, Multichannel + Dlx) Roadrunner Records 1686-175735 US 2014
RR 7573-5, 1686-17573-5 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(CD, Album + Blu-ray, Album, Multichannel + Dlx) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR 7573-5, 1686-17573-5 Europe 2014
7573-5, RR 7573-5, 1686-17573-5, 1686175735, 1686- Opeth Pale Communion ‎(CD, Album + Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, Multichanne) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records 7573-5, RR 7573-5, 1686-17573-5, 1686175735, 1686- Europe 2014
RR7573-2 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Roadrunner Records RR7573-2 Russia 2014
R1 175732 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(2xLP, Album, Cle) Roadrunner Records R1 175732 US 2018
RR7573-2, 1686-175732, 1686-17573-2 Opeth Pale Communion ‎(CD, Album, RP) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR7573-2, 1686-175732, 1686-17573-2 Europe Unknown

  • Ranterl
My "limited press" sounds poor))) FLAC sounds better and its not the equipment reason.
  • Still In Mind
This pressing sounds amazing. Not a whole ton of surface noise to speak of either.
  • Jelar
I can only second that. Its quite and just sounds absolutely awesome.
  • Togor
So how can I tell which is The version to get? I want the Lp but don’t want the crap pressing.
  • JOIN
Hi there, if somebody is not bothered about this press how it sounds, I am offering my vinyl free - just pay for shipping. Let me know.
  • Milleynti
I've just send you a message!T h a n k s
  • Minnai
What would the shipping be for the United States?extra words for comment
  • Burisi
I have the same problem, very poor quality. Noise, especially the last track.
  • Awene
My copy of this this is dead quiet and sounds really good. Dating the matrix info may lend some insight as to multiple runs of this album to second heartbroken said.
  • Enalonasa
I'm looking to get this album on vinyl, but am concerned about the discrepancies about the sound quality. How can I go about asking sellers to date the matrix info?
  • Purestone
This is something else. Starting off with a weird mix of drums, breakdowns, hammond organ and whatnot, it becomes a great track with beautiful soloing. One of my favourite Opeth tracks(Eternal Rains Will Come).”Moon above, sun below” is another favourite, with great acoustic parts, and when Mikael hits those high notes it’s really stellar. But to me, “River” is the best song off the album. Not that it’s complex, but the opposite. Beautiful vocals, and a very distinct guitar sound. And “Faith In Others” is perhaps the saddest song Opeth has ever written.
  • Lli
My copy has a ton of surface noise in the quieter areas
  • Kanrad
I'd have to agree with Nilo82, I had no idea there's two separate variations of this pressing. Luckily, I own the second variation, and I'd have to agree it does sound absolutely phenomenal. 5/5
  • Tcaruieb
Totally agree. The mastering and pressing on this one is unreal. One of the best sounding records I own.
  • Gravelblade
Since this album seems to have sound issues with many pressings: got the version with the 2nd Matrix variation; sounds stellar.
  • Hamrl
Maybe it's the US version that had issues. Mine has no issues whatsoever. One of the better sounding Opeth albums on vinyl imo.
  • Grinin
I bought a new US copy two day ago. (PLX) Totally flat quiet and with incredible sound. No non-fill problems at all. Maybe this is a new batch different that the first one.
  • Vetibert
My first copy was in so bad shape that I had to return it. The sleeve was damaged and the 2 LP's had scratches on them. I return it and had to wait 4 months before receiving my other copy, it was back order. The second copy is better visually, but the sound is not very good. Roadrunner records seem to press their records at a poor record plant. I own a lot of records from Roadrunner like Dream Theater, Trivium, just to name a few and they are all American edition and they all sound bad. My guess is that they use digital master to cut the LP's... Too bad, it's a great album but don't want to pay another 40$ to buy an UK-Europe edition...
  • Utchanat
Hi!Not a review as such...the album itself is an absolute gem, really loving it, but does anyone else have any sound/quality issues with this silver pressing of Pale Communion? My feeling is that the overall sound quality of this pressing is not entirely top notch, actually to my mind it's quite poor in some places. How's the standard black vinyl version, is it a good pressing?? Thanks!
  • Dead Samurai
I don't have any sound problems with mine. Here are two short clips from my copy. &
  • Peles
Poor quality pressing. It's off center and has nonfill surface noise area. Stay away from domestic US Roadrunner vinyl pressings. It's a shame becuase the music/sound quality is strong. Oh well. I've already ordered a copy from
  • Knights from Bernin
I've come to the conclusion that Opeths Pale Communion is for me the best album of 2014 so far, and the best Opeth album till date. Dark, profound, melancholic, melodic. This band has come a long way since their death metal/progressive rock struggle which often sounded flakey and incoherent (imho). This album is fascinating from beginning to end. Did I mention the vocal harmonies that remind me of Abba? (They are swedish band, you know) A masterpiece.
  • Chankane
anyone in the usa get a defective bluray from roadrunner online?
  • Llallayue
Be advised. The 5.1 tracks on the Blu-ray in the original release have an authoring/mastering error. The LFE and FL channels are out of phase with the rest of the channels. As of 9/4/2014 there is no word of a recall or disc replacement program. If you own this please e-mail Roadrunner and ask them to address the issue. Thanks!
  • Thetalune
I realize Opeth's last endeavor Heritage was bound to alienate many longtime fans. Even Mikael Åkerfeldt would admit to that. Especially when he drops those growling vocals and go a more prog oriented route. It's not that they went the Yes or Genesis route, more of a heavier end of prog, included some Mellotron and other vintage keyboards, and perhaps a tamer approach than before. But whatever fans they lost with Heritage would probably cry "treason" with Pale Communion. Åkerfeldt still loses the growling vocals, the band goes further into prog territory, and to many long time fans worst nightmare: the presence of strings on some of the songs. But as a lover of prog rock in general, Opeth succeeds, and in fact makes a better album than Heritage, as it's less disjointed, has a better flow, and better compositions overall. "Eternal Rains Will Come" sounds like a proggy version of Crosby, Stills & Nash, with some nice organ from newcomer Joakim Svalberg (who already played on one song on Heritage). Mellotron is also used. "Cusp of Eternity" has a heavier feel, so there is some of that metal still left, but no growling vocals. "Moon Above, Sun Below" is a lengthier piece alternative between heavier passages and gentler, more acoustic passages. "Goblin" is in honor of the Italian band Goblin (most famously heard on Dario Argento horror flicks like Suspiria). The band really got that Goblin sound down, even Joakim Svalberg attempting Claudio Simonetti's style of keyboard playing. "Voice of Treason" has a more Middle Eastern feel to it, while the heavily orchestrated "Faith in Others" is a nice closing piece. As I suspected here, it's the same strings heard on Steven Wilson's The Raven That Refused to Sing, as it too was conducted by Dave Stewart of Egg, Hatfield & the North, National Health (but not the Eurythmics for which a different Dave Stewart is responsible for, and often called David A. Stewart to avoid confusion with the Canterbury prog keyboardist). I don't think I was too surprised the Opeth would end up playing more genuine prog rock. Mikael Åkerfeldt had always been open about his love of prog rock (as much as he does for metal) so he's letting his prog side show more in these last couple of efforts. All I have to say, if you love death metal, you'll probably end up disappointed with Pale Communion. If you love prog, you'll be loving this.
  • Anyshoun
Did anyone find that there pale communion 7 inch was titled Var Kommer Barnen In as well?
  • Damand
Mine was too. It was too much trouble to fight with Roadrunner about it.
  • Bys
Anyone´s got an idea, how "limited" this version is?
  • Faebei
Can't be too limited, I ordered from omerch ten days after it was released and got a copy with the signed insert.
  • Miromice
This limited version; 2-LP 180 gram Black Vinyl in Gatefold Jacket plus signed and numbered limited 12" x 12" print. No any other special.