Pale Communion' is an Opeth album. Take in that sentence in for a second, because without frontman Mikael Akerfeldt's demonic gutturals and Opeth's death metal dynamic, slighted fans may give 'Pale Communion' the 'Heritage' treatment. Despite complaints in response to the band's shift back into a softer prog sound with 'Heritage' in 2011, that disc was an Opeth album, and so is 'Pale Communion
The album saw Opeth's highest chart positions in the history of the band with Pale Communion debuting at number 19 in the US, number 3 in Sweden, and number 14 in the United Kingdom. It sold 13, 000 copies in its first week of release in the U. .Pale Communion was supported with more touring from Opeth. In 2015, Opeth played several concerts to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band.
Pale Communion" is the 11th full-length studio album by Swedish progressive rock/metal act Opeth. The album was released through Roadrunner Records in August 2014. There�s been a lineup change since "Heritage (2011)" as keyboard player Per Wiberg has been replaced by Joakim Svalberg. Pale Communion" is produced by Mikael �kerfeldt and mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) and not surprisingly the album is graced with a warm, detailed, and organic sounding production, which suits the music perfectly. The musicianship are as always of high class. The instrumental performances are organic and tight and Mikael �kerfeldt�s vocals are distinct sounding and delivered with conviction.
Pale Communion is the eleventh studio album by Swedish progressive rock band Opeth. The album was released on 25 August 2014 through Roadrunner Records. The album was produced by Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by Steven Wilson. Pale Communion is the first album with keyboardist Joakim Svalberg after the departure of Per Wiberg in 2011. The album sold 19,090 copies in its first week of release in the United States, debuting at number 19 on the Billboard 200.
Pale Communion is the sophomore album of Opeth's new sound, in which they improve upon the disappointment that was Heritage. Opeth’s influence by seventies progressive rock is far more pronounced than ever. If it were released during the era of Genesis, Pink Floyd, Yes, and Rush, it would not seem out of place. Pale Communion is certainly a step up from its predecessor but overall it doesn't sound 'innovative' and 'fresh' as words like these used to be synonymous with Opeth. While a much better homage to 70's prog rock than Heritage the basic body of work found here has been done before a million times by bands like Spock's Beard, King's X, Unitopia and Karmakanic.
Pale Communion", an observation by Opeth, was created from nothing in VI parts: I. Foundations laid to rest at Rockfield studios, Monmouthshire, Wales. II. Lead throat captured at Junkmail studios, Stockholm, Sweden. Hammond organ secured at Atlantis studios, Stockholm, Sweden. Pale Communion (CD, Album + Blu-ray, Album, Multichannel + Dlx).
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