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Label: Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast
Cat # NB45571
Condition: New & Sealed
Deluxe 180 gram double black vinyl LP set, includes booklet (English album version)
Sweden’s OPETH release their most important record to date with In Cauda Venenum. Certainly, fans and critics will have their opinion, but few records in the Swedes’ oeuvre are as engaging, delicate, panoramic, intense, and musical as OPETH’s lucky thirteenth. Sporting a clever Travis Smith cover – replete with inside jokes and a nod to KING DIAMOND – a masterful Park Studios (The Hellacopters, Graveyard) production, OPETH’s usual five-star musicianship, and lyrics entirely in Swedish, In Cauda Venenum raises the bar markedly.
While a record in Swedish is a first—there’s also an English version—for frontman and founding member Mikael Åkerfeldt, the 10 songs on offer feel and sound completely natural. As if years of listening to and being a fan of Swedish rock and hard rock has paid off. In a way, Opeth have come home. But the Swedish lyrics of the primary edition of »In Cauda Venenum« shouldn’t distract from the quality presented in OPETH’s new songs, the lot of which sneak up and take control after repeated listens. »In Cauda Venenum« is like that, tricky in its complicated simplicity, resourceful in its ability to charm with delightful if wistful melodies. Really, it’s just OPETH being OPETH.
HOW WE SHIP YOUR VINYL: To ensure your records arrive in pristine condition all our vinyl orders are promptly shipped using state of the art LP mailers designed for impact protection, ensure a snug fit with reinforced corners made from 150gsm ‘Kraft’ e-flute corrugated board (one of the stiffest known), and have paleading hot melt peel’n’seal / red tear-strip system for the most secure seal and easy opening. Plus, they are all 100% recyclable and FSC® certified / PEFC approved.
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