Blackwater Park (studio album) by Opeth

Blackwater Park by Opeth
Year: 2001
Overall rank: 828th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 419 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2001 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (130th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (828th)
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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 419 votes)
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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 78.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 20.3.

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95/100
From 09/25/2022 22:55
One of the best progressive metal albums ever released that never slows, keeping you enthralled for the full run time. Every song on here is a star in its own right with each track feeling unique and just packed full of energy. The aggression and power leaps at you from the album and it literally feels like it is engulfing you the whole time. It is very hard not to get completely lost in the music on this album. Instrumentally, it is a marvel with every member of the group giving stellar performances that is tough to even find a tiny fault with. The guitar steals the show though with those killer solos that feel so electric and commanding. Even the slower moments on the acoustic guitar are so well executed that they slot into the album brilliantly and feel like a perfect tension builder for the heavier moments. The vocals on here are fantastic as well and are very intelligently used with the softer side perfectly complimenting the dominant growls we get on other tracks. It makes for a nice contrast that feels so rewarding when they switch between the two. Like I said earlier, there are no weak tracks on here but just like the user mrmcrook said The Funeral Portrait is a personal favourite of mine that sounds even more phenomenal through headphones. Overall, this is not only right up there with the best prog metal records of all time it is right up there with the greatest albums ever made and it truly deserves its place amongst the elite.
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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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80/100
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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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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100/100
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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