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by The Staff on April 24, 2013


With 10 studio albums, many of which topped charts everywhere from Finland to the United States, Opeth are one of Sweden’s most enduring and popular progressive metal bands. Over the past 20 years, their style has walked the line between death metal and black metal, but their sound has always remained “progressive,” with fast, blaring beats, screeching electric guitar, and jarring changes of time signature.

Their last album, however, marked an interesting departure for a group of such stature: Many tracks featured double bass, piano, and Hammond organ, and renowned Swedish flautist Björn Json Lindh even made an appearance.

Opeth will play the Upstate Concert Hall (1208 Route 146, Clifton Park) on Sunday (April 28) at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $30. Call 371-0012 for more info.