Check out Damnation. That's a pretty mellow album from them.Light and Heavy. Brilliant idea. It worked for Zeppelin.
I've listened to Ghost Reveries quite a bit and really like the band, except for the cookie monster vocals they pull out sometimes. Fine group of musicians though, and they have some creativity.
Nice clip you posted.
I'd buy some new music from them (and a lot of other newer metal bands) if they put a sticker on the front that said "No cookie-monster vocals on this album".
I actually think that in the long run the band might be stronger with Åkesson and Axenrot. Opeth's always been Mikael's band and I personally think that the current lineup is more capable of producing whatever it is that Mikael comes up with.Love Opeth but they're just not the same without Peter Lindgren and Martin Lopez
But inconsistent live, unfortunately.I actually like Akkeson better but you can't replace Lopez, that guy was a monster drummer.