Still Life (studio album) by Opeth

Still Life by Opeth
Year: 1999
Overall rank: 1,836th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 210 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1999 (37th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (339th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,836th)
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Still Life is ranked 3rd best out of 18 albums by Opeth on BestEverAlbums.com.

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 210 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 77.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.6.

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80/100
From 02/23/2021 23:48
Guttural vocals alongside vocal melodies. Tranquil rhythms one minute, brutal metal the next. Opeth are masters of musical blending and do it so well. Great album from start to finish. Gets better every time I listen to it.
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90/100
From 04/08/2020 17:55
This was actually my least favorite album upon first listening when I started listening to Opeth. Now it's probably my favorite by them. It's Opeth at their best, mixing beauty and brutality seamlessly. The way the first track, The Moor, builds is perfect and is one of their best songs. Serenity Painted Death is the only song that I'm not infinitely enthusiastic about, but it does not diminish my enthusiasm for the rest of the album. If you're a fan of progressive rock and/or death metal, I absolutely recommend this album. And band.
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From 04/15/2018 10:26
My favorite Opeth record by far, and one of the most underrated metal albums of all time. It combines the best parts of the My Arms, Your Hearse and Blackwater Park and every song is masterful.
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From 03/12/2018 09:36
A nadie le pilla de sorpresa si digo que Mikael Akerfeldt es uno de los grandes genios que ha dado la historia del Metal. Opeth es su mesa de operaciones, y 'Still Life' una de sus mejores obras. Un álbum conceptual alrededor de la figura de Melinda, cuyo amado es desterrado de la comunidad por su ateísmo y ella es obligada a profesar devoción divina. Se puede entender esto como una crítica hacia la Iglesia, con la música como principal arma para desarrollar esta trágica historia. El espectro musical de 'Still Life' abarca desde el Death Metal hasta el Rock Progresivo, convirtiendo al grupo en una amalgama de sonidos espectacular, con un gusto exquisito y una habilidad espectacular por parte de Mikael para combinar las voces limpias con los guturales. En Suecia nace una de las bandas con más personalidad y originalidad de la historia de la música. Opeth, una oda a la perfección.
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95/100
From 11/24/2017 03:29
Probably my favorite metal album of all time. There's a magical and medieval feel all across the album that's unlike any other metal album I've heard and it's GREAT
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From 06/29/2017 20:40
Agree with the one above me. It can't get why this isn't in the top 1000. Opeth's best along with BWP.
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From 02/26/2017 09:55
Opeths second best album. It kinda falls apart after the opening track, but it works well as a prog and death metal album. Freaking awesome, overall.
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From 05/06/2015 10:41
Criminally underrated on this site, this is Opeth's best along with Blackwater Park.
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From 08/02/2012 16:36
Dark, heavy and hugely enjoyable. My preconceived notions of the album were shattered.
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