So yeah, Opeth. One of the most consistant and original metal bands of the last 10 years or so. One of the main reasons they are so brilliant I think, is because of their ability to incorporate progessive, folk and acoustic elements into metal songs and do so in a seamless manner.
Now, obviously a sticking point for a lot of people with metal is the dreaded heavy vocals. Well, this album is no exception. There are some heavy vocals but on the other hand there are some absolutely wonderful sung vocals as well. So there's the best of both worlds. And I do mean best, with Akerfeldt being quite possible one of the best vocalists I can think of.
Away, Watershed is brilliant. Will probably be some people's #1 by the end of the year so it might be worth you checking one of the stand out of the standout Metal releases of this year.
(for people who are put off by track two. It's easily the heaviest album on the track, if you flick forward there might be some less heavier stuff which catches your attention )