The potion of brutality, progression and beauty hit its peak in the 2000s with Swedish metal masters Opeth. Having existed since 1990 and releasing their first full-length, 'Orchid' in 1995, Opeth were already experts in breaking new ground, and the Swedish outfit has continued in doing that until this very day.

As Opeth evolved with various major style changes throughout the 21st Century, the band has approached each new direction with impeccable care. With six albums unleashed since the year 2000, picking just one song is an arduous task, but when examining every element of Opeth's music, the group's many strengths can all be discovered within the song 'Blackwater Park.'

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