The Roundhouse Tapes
Style: Progressive Death Metal
Release date: November 2nd 2007

'The Roundhouse Tapes' is a cool live retrospect of Opeth recorded live on November 9th 2006 at The Roundhouse in London. Playing songs from most of their back catalogue, with songs from seven of their eight studio albums:

'When' ("My Arms, Your Hearse")
'Ghost of Perdition' ("Ghost Reveries")
'Under the Weeping Moon' ("Orchid")
'Bleak' ("Blackwater Park")
'Face of Melinda ("Still Life")
'The Night and the Silent Water ("Morningrise")
'Windowpane' ("Damnation")
'Blackwater Park ("Blackwater Park")
'Demon of the Fall' ("My Arms, Your Hearse")

They have sadly enough neglected their masterpiece from 2002 "Deliverance". Opeth has been caught on a good night; the sound is good and the band is tight, and the audience is excited and energetic. Highlight of the set is the brilliant or as Mikael Åkerfeldt so carefully puts it: "The song that will get us chicks back-stage"; "Windowpane", but also the old black metal tunes gets a breath of fresh air and sounds awesome live.

'The Roundhouse Tapes' is a good live recording by one of the most unique metal bands around, and it shows the variety in their music. Essential for Opeth fans and a cool way to be introduced for 'non-believers'...

  Disc One
01. When
02. Ghost of Perdition
03. Under the Weeping Moon
04. Bleak
05. Face of Melinda
06. The Night and the Silent Water
  Disc Two
01. Windowpane
02. Blackwater Park
03. Demon of the Fall
Label: Peaceville Records
Distribution: VME (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: November 16th 2007
Website: www.opeth.com