Death Metal Fanboys are Gonna Hate Opeth’s New Song “Eternal Rains,” But I Love It
The Opeth camp has been pretty quiet leading into the release of their new album Pale Communion. Part of that could be that the album’s release was pushed back quite a bit (to August 26th from June 11th), and part of it could simply be that they figure anyone who’s a fan of Opeth knows full well the album is coming out. Preaching to the choir, ya know?
Back in the beginning of June MetalSucks premiered “Cusp of Eternity,” and that’s the only bit of new music we’ve gotten so far: until now. Check out “Eternal Ruins” below. If you dig the direction Opeth have been taking since Heritage into the less metal / more prog rock realm, you’ll surely like this, and if you’ve been grumbling that they’re not a death metal band anymore, well, you’ll probably continue to grumble. This track sounds more like a Blue Oyster Cult song than anything, but I think it’s absolutely fantastic: as I’ve said before, I love that Opeth are stretching out and evolving. And just because this track (and Pale Communion as a whole) may blatantly summon ’70s prog influences doesn’t mean it doesn’t sound distinctly Opeth: it couldn’t be anyone else. Check it out below: