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Opeth vs. System of a Down
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Opeth vs. System of a Down – March Metal Madness 2014, Round 2

There is no band in the world quite like Opeth and there is definitely no band in the world like System of a Down. In our quest to find the greatest metal album released so far in the 21st century, these two heavyweights have advanced in March Metal Madness 2014 to face off in a massive Round 2 battle!

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Opeth vs. Between the Buried and Me
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Opeth vs. Between the Buried and Me – March Metal Madness 2014, Round 1

True progression in modern metal has been embraced by the fans of these two acts like almost no others. One hails from Sweden while the other comes straight from the U.S., but both have composed some of metal's most recent long-form masterpieces. Which one of these discs will advance in our March Metal Madness tournament to find the best 21st century metal album?

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Mikael Akerfeldt vs. Chuck Schuldiner
Opeth: Official Site / Nuclear Blast

Mikael Akerfeldt vs. Chuck Schuldiner – Greatest Metal Frontman, Round 1

From humble beginnings to revolutionizing their stranglehold in their respective death metal helms, Mikael Akerfeldt and Chuck Schuldiner are legends in their own right.

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Chuck Schuldiner / Ozzy Osbourne / James Hetfield

No. 8: Opeth, ‘Orchid’ – Best Debut Metal Albums

Nearly 20 years since the release of 'Orchid,' Opeth's debut album still retains its individuality along with its overall quality.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

New England Metal + Hardcore Festival 2013 Day 2 – Recap and Exclusive Photos

As Boston was able to finally catch its breath, metalheads continued to make their way to the Palladium for Day 2 of this year’s New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Saturday (April 20).

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Opeth Perform Acoustic Set at Newbury Comics for Record Store Day 2013

For Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt, every day is Record Store Day, but for the actual April 20 holiday this year, Opeth traveled to Newbury Comics in Leominster, Mass., for an awesome acoustic performance.

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Opeth Guitarist Fredrik Akesson Promises Next Album ‘Will Be Different’ From ‘Heritage’

When Swedish progressive metal giants Opeth released 'Heritage' in 2011, the band received a surprisingly mixed reaction from fans. Opeth separated themselves from their death metal-infused past with 'Heritage,' with frontman Mikael Akerfeldt ditching his iconic guttural in favor of clean singing, while the rest of Opeth experimented with low distortion levels and '80s prog elements.

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Pantera vs. Opeth
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Pantera vs. Opeth – March Metal Madness 2013, Round 1

It's March Metal Madness 2013! To find the best metal album of all time, we're leaving it up to you to vote for your favorite records throughout the history of the genre. We've got two more innovators on the block in this Stage Dive region Round 1 matchup, with one of metal's most aggressive acts taking on one of the most eclectic acts in modern metal.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Trivium Frontman Matt Heafy Performs Acoustic Cover of Opeth’s ‘Harvest’ in New Video

Trivium frontman Matt Heafy has been covering the Opeth song 'Harvest' at some recent solo acoustic shows, including one in New York that Loudwire reviewed. Now, a video of Heafy performing the song in a studio has been released. (watch below)

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Opeth + Katatonia – 2013 Must-See Metal Concerts

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