Blackwater Park (studio album) by Opeth

Blackwater Park by Opeth
Year: 2001
Overall rank: 855th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 387 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 2001 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (142nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (855th)
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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 387 votes)
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05/02/2022 10:40 ssteve  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,94377/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.7/100, a mean average of 77.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 20.2.

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From 04/10/2022 10:17
I wish I would like this more because the vocals are awesome, both the melodic and the growl parts and has a great sound but the song-writting itself is seriously lacking, except The Drappery Falls which is just amazing.
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From 06/23/2021 17:44
Metal interessantíssimo, lindas alternâncias para os momentos calmos, mas o brilho está quando pesa as guitarras.
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85/100
From 03/08/2021 23:53
Great album, there is no song that's boring. A musical journey and one of the best prog metal albums of all time.

Highlights:
- The Leper Affinity
- The Drapery Falls
- Blackwater Park.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 09/20/2020 02:28
An ultimate metal album. The meshing of classic, death, prog into the blending pot has resulted in the sublime. Master musicians all round. Person favorite - 'The Funeral Portrait'.
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90/100
From 03/02/2019 16:44
Amazing album filled with a wonderfull mix of prog rock and death metal.
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95/100
From 08/12/2018 01:26
Overall Rank: 666..... :D
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From 05/11/2018 00:26
Probably the best prog metal album ever. Even if you don't like death growls there is still a ton to hear.
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95/100
From 04/23/2018 20:51
Lol 5/100, that guy hasn't listened to album. But really, it's easy to miss the beauty if you just look at the surface and think "death metal growls aren't for me".
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From 03/12/2018 09:37
¿La obra cumbre en la carrera de Opeth? Es difícil afirmar esto teniendo en cuenta la trayectoria de los suecos, pero de lo que no cabe ninguna duda es de que 'Blackwater Park' es un disco de Metal perfecto. Los sentimientos fluyen a lo largo de todo el álbum y la capacidad de emocionar al oyente es la principal cualidad de un trabajo cuidado hasta el más mínimo detalle. La aportación de Steven Wilson desde la producción y como un miembro más de Opeth es vital, llegando a acompañar a Mikael como vocalista en varios cortes del álbum. Como siempre, lo progresivo y lo extremo se abrazan sin complejos. Los pasajes acústicos son de una belleza incalculable, los cambios de ritmo asombrosos. Además, Peter Lindgren en la guitarra, Martín Méndez en el bajo y Martin Lopez en la batería forman una alineación de lujo ya rodada tras el lanzamiento de 'Still Life'.
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From 01/01/2018 08:22
I am not normally a huge fan of death vocals, but it so works with this album. My favourite song: Bleak
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