Exclusive Worldwide Premiere: Opeth’s New Song “Cusp of Eternity”
Opeth’s new album Pale Communion will come out on August 26 via Roadrunner Records, and if there’s one thing that’s clear from “Cusp of Eternity,” the first single from that album — making its worldwide premiere right here, right now on MetalSucks — it’s that Opeth have no plans whatsoever of looking backward, instead opting to continue the remarkable artistic evolution they began in 2011 with Heritage.
Fans hoping for a “return to form” — in quotes because Opeth never lost form to begin with — in the vein of Blackwater Park or Deliverance can look elsewhere. Death metal? Growled vocals? Been there, done that, completely conquered it and moved on. What’s so amazing and exciting about Opeth’s metamorphosis from death metal heroes into Yes and King Crimson-worshipping modern prog revisionists isn’t just that they do it so well, but that it still sounds unquestionably like Opeth. Sure, there’s Mikael Akerfelt’s sultry, sweet voice, recognizable anywhere. But it’s something else, too: how best to describe that quality other than simply “Opeth-ness?” It’s unmistakable when you hear it.
Stream “Cusp of Eternity” below. Pre-orders for Pale Communion will begin tomorrow, June 3 via the iTunes Store with all pre-orders receiving an instant download of “Cusp of Eternity” as well as second album track to be released on July 15. Multiple configurations will also be available via both the Roadrunner Records Webstore and O Merch.