Sorceress (album)

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Sorceress
Sorceress Album Cover.jpg
Cover art by Travis Smith
Studio album by Opeth
Released 30 September 2016 (2016-09-30)
Recorded Rockfield Studios
Genre
Length 56:35
Label
Producer
Opeth chronology
Pale Communion
(2014)
Sorceress
(2016)
Singles from Sorceress
  1. "Sorceress"
    Released: 1 August 2016
  2. "Will O the Wisp"
    Released: 4 September 2016
  3. "The Wilde Flowers"
    Released: 21 September 2016
  4. "Era"
    Released: 23 January 2017
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic81/100[4]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[5]
Blabbermouth.net7.5/10 stars[6]
Exclaim!7/10[7]
The Guardian5/5 stars[1]
laut.de (GER)5/5 stars[8]
Metal Injection8.5/10[9]
Pitchfork6.7/10[2]
PopMatters8/10 stars[10]
Sputnik Music4.1/5[11]

Sorceress is the twelfth studio album by the Swedish band Opeth.[12] The album was released on 30 September 2016 via record label Nuclear Blast and the band's own imprint Moderbolaget.[12] The album was produced and mixed by Tom Dalgety and recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales.[12] Following the album's release, the band embarked on a world tour with bands The Sword, Sahg, and Myrkur as supporting acts.[13][14] The album was streamed via SoundCloud on 29 September.[15]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Mikael Åkerfeldt, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Persephone"1:51
2."Sorceress"5:49
3."The Wilde Flowers"6:49
4."Will O the Wisp"5:07
5."Chrysalis"7:16
6."Sorceress 2"3:49
7."The Seventh Sojourn"5:29
8."Strange Brew" (Åkerfeldt, Fredrik Åkesson)8:44
9."A Fleeting Glance"5:06
10."Era"5:41
11."Persephone (Slight Return)"0:54
Limited edition bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
12."The Ward"3:13
13."Spring MCMLXXIV"6:11
14."Cusp of Eternity" (live with The Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra)5:44
15."The Drapery Falls" (live with The Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra)10:23
16."Voice of Treason" (live with The Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra)8:10
Total length:1:30:18

Personnel[edit]

Opeth[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[16] 7
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[17] 10
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[18] 16
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[19] 20
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[20] 13
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[21] 11
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[22] 3
French Albums (SNEP)[23] 29
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[24] 1
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[25] 18
Italian Albums (FIMI)[26] 12
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[27] 28
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[28] 8
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[29] 17
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[30] 20
Scottish Albums (OCC)[31] 10
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[32] 31
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[33] 7
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[34] 6
UK Albums (OCC)[35] 11
US Billboard 200[36] 24

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b O'Connor, Andy (8 October 2016). "Opeth: Sorceress". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
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  4. ^ "Sorceress by Opeth". Metacritic. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ Jurek, Thom (30 September 2016). "Sorceress - Opeth". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Gorania, Jay H. "Opeth - Sorceress". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  7. ^ Slingerland, Calum (22 August 2014). "Opeth - Sorceress". Exclaim!. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  8. ^ Berger, Manuel (30 September 2016). ""Sorceress" von Opeth". laut.de. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  9. ^ Ulrey, Jeremy (1 September 2016). "OPETH - Sorceress, A Track-by-Track Review". Metal Injection. Retrieved 7 July 2017. 
  10. ^ Blum, Jordan (27 September 2016). "Opeth: Sorceress". PopMatters. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  11. ^ Kuettel, Ben (28 September 2016). "Review: Opeth - Sorceress". Sputnik Music. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  12. ^ a b c Hartmann, Graham (18 July 2016). "Opeth Unveil Data, Album Art + Track Listing for 'Sorceress'". Loudwire. Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  13. ^ "Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt: What Fans Can Expect From 'Sorceress' Tour". Blabbermouth.net. 19 August 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  14. ^ "Opeth adds supporting acts to their Sorceress World Tour". 8 November 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016. 
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  29. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
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  31. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  32. ^ "TOP 100 ALBUMES — SEMANA 40: del 30.09.2016 al 06.10.2016" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
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