SATURDAY SONGS TO GET HARD AND SOFT TO
No, that is not a reference to erectile dysfunction.
Remember back in the early aughts when the almighty Opeth released two albums mere months apart? Originally intended as a double album, their record label at the time opted instead to separate the project into two releases, which in retrospect made a lot of sense, considering Deliverance is perhaps their heaviest offering ever, while Damnation is undoubtedly their softest. This decision surely garnered more moolah for both the band and the powers that be’d (ahem…..show BUSINESS), not to mention gave the fans more to drool over, so let’s chalk this one up to win-win (win).
I wish I had gotten to see one of their legendary “heavy” and “soft” double set shows, but alas I was only just getting into these superb Swedes around that time. Soon after I became hooked and never heard progressive music the same. The rest is history.