on together by guitarists Peter Lindgren and Mikael
Akerfeldt in 1990, Opeth hit their native
Sweden by combining more of a progressive influences
to their brand of death metal. With an added jolt of
classical, jazz and acoustical incorporation's, it was
very common for an Opeth live set to fly in
several different musical directions -on top of an
average song lasting no sooner that 10 minutes.
Impressed by their originally while managing to not be
ostracized in their surrounding black metal scene,
Canalelight Records releases their debut full-length
in 1995 which was appropriately titled "Orchid."
Following a revolving line up of bassists and drummers
didn't stop the band from releasing their second album
"Morningrise" in 1996 and embarking
on a brief tour with Morbid Angel. Century
Media took notice and not only licensed Opeth's
first two albums for the United States, they also
planned on releasing their next album on both sides of
the Atlantic. With the recruitment of bassist Martin
Mendez and drummer Martin Lopez as their
settled in rhythm section, Opeth's third album
"My Arms, Your Hearse" was released in 1998.
"Still Life" was release in 1999.
Blackwater Park followed two years later.
Artist Website: www.opeth.com