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CA15 Opeth – Ghost Reveries

It’s Remfry’s pick on our deep dives into Classic Album territory and alongside Steve, he’s turning his attention to Swedish prog-metal legends Opeth and their eighth observation Ghost Reveries. Released in 2005, the album marked the band’s debut on Roadrunner Records, a move that idiots called controversial whilst sensible, level-headed folk simply shrugged and figured that a band of Opeth’s calibre had deserved a platform on what was almost certainly the biggest label dedicated to metal music for at least half a decade or so. 

It may not have been clear at the time but Ghost Reveries ushered in the end of an era for Opeth; 2008’s Watershed retained the heavy death metal growls that many miss in the Opeth of today but it undeniably took a very avant-garde turn that can now be viewed as ushering in the more prog tinged odyssey’s that Opeth explore today. As a marker in time, Ghost Reveries might represent the best album in the best era of Opeth’s career (yep … it’s better than Blackwater Park!). Available over on patreon.com/riotactpodcast

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Riot Act

67 – Killing in the Black Parade

It’s a mammoth week in Riot Act land as we begin part one or a two part catch up end of year spectacular. This time around, we’ve decided to split the catch-up picks between our two hosts and this week it’s Remfry’s turn to bring in records he feels we should have covered on the show this year. His picks are Julia Jacklin, Weyes Blood, Numenorean, Pile, The Callous Daoboys, Lightning Dust, Fink, Norma Jean, A Winged Victory for the Sullen and Schammasch. 

But before all that, Steve and Remfry discuss the reformations of My Chemical Romance and Rage Against the Machine, plus there are live reviews of a plethora of shows, including Opeth, Thrice & Refused, Creeper, Imperial Triumphant, Terror and Machine Head.

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60 – Why Are You Laughing at Rim Clicks?

Steve and Remfry review new releases by Opeth, Blink-182, Tides From Nebula and Soeur as well as the new song by Black Peaks. Plus, there’s yet more talk about ‘the most anticipated tour of next year’ The Hella Mega Tour and their rather extravagant VIP packages and Remfry went to see American Indie rock legends Pile.

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