Black Collar Workers


  • Axl Rosenberg

watershed.jpgBy now, many of you are probably aware that a new Opeth song, “The Lotus Eater,” has been made avail for free download (we’ve included it below to make your life easier.). It’s the first time the world has gotten to hear official, studio quality new music from the band’s so-highly-anticipated-it’s-ridiculous forthcoming release, Watershed.

Now, I spoke to someone last week who allegedly heard this album, the word they used was “disappointing.” And I already don’t like this song nearly as much anything from the band’s back catalogue, including the group’s last album, Ghost Reveries. Still, it’s not a bad song by any stretch of the imagination, and Opeth music generally greatly benefits from repeat listens. So for now, I choose to remain optimistic about this one.

We’ll know for sure when Roadrunner releases Watershed on June 3. In the meantime, I think it’s pretty cool that they’re just giving this song away; just posting it on the band’s MySpace page would have led to lots and lots of illegal downloading anyway, so why not just make it easy for the fans?

Opeth, “The Lotus Eater” – from Watershed (Roadrunner Records) 


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