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1. In mist she was standing 14:09 1. In mist she was standing 14:09
2. Under the weeping moon 9:53 2. Under the weeping moon 9:53
3. Sillouette 3:07 3. Sillouette 3:07
4. Forest of october 13:05 4. Forest of october 13:05
5. The twilight is my robe 11:02 5. The twilight is my robe 11:02
6. Requiem 1:12 6. Requiem 1:12
7. The apostle in triumph 13:01 7. The apostle in triumph 13:01
8. Into the Frost of Winter 6:21
total time 65:29 total time 71:50

In Mist She Was Standing

Seven milestones...
Under a watching autumn eye
Contorted trees are spreading forth
The message of the wind

With frozen hands I rode with the stars

With anger the wind blew
Giving wings to my stallion
Clouds gathered across the moon
Blazing the white light

Passing the lake I know so well
I am near, yet so far away

I saw her shadow (standing) in the darkness
Awaiting me like the night
Awaits the day
Standing silent smiling at my presence
A black candle holds the only light

Darkness encloses
And the candle seem to expire
In her cold, cold hand
And as a forlorn soul
It will fade away

Touching her flesh in this night
My blood froze forever
Embraced before the dawn
A kiss brought total eclipse

And she spoke
Once and forever
I am so cold
In mist enrobed the twilight
She was standing...

Under the Weeping Moon

Once again I've cried
Unto the moon
That burning flame
That has guided me
Through all these years

The lake from which you flow

With eyes of fire
Once unlit but now alive
This energy, sparkling
Like a morning star

The morning star

Riding the fires of
The northern gold
I've searched the eye
I laugh under the weeping moon

I am the watcher in the skies
Nor the emeralds know my mark
Glisten to mark their presence
Set the enigma ablaze

Burn the winter landmarks
That said I was there
Burn the spirit of cold
That travel through my soul

Forest of October

The memories that now rests in this forest
Forever shadowing the sunrise of my heart
Wings leave their nests at my coming
Swaying away unto the cold glowing sky

Dreaming away for a while
My spirit sighs in peace
Gazing unto the stars
Please, take me there

I am so alone, so cold
My heart is to scarred to glow
I wish the sunrise to come
Take my soul (away)
From this cold, lonely shell
I am free

From the eternal sea I rose
Veiled in darkness on either shore
Lost my pride, lost its glow
For me the sun rose no more

The forest of october
Sleeps silent when I depart
The web of time
Hides my last trace

My blaze travel the last universe
Like the sights of magic
Wrapped in aeons
My mind is one with my soul
I fall alone
While leaves fall from the weeping trees

The Twilight is My Robe

Unto you I whisper
The wildest dreams

In the coldness of night

Shrouded in crystals
Through a frosty dusk
Souls of the fullmoon awaits
Their shadows ablaze

We are all bending
Our tired leaves over your empty shell
In the sign of true esteem
Are you beloved lord
Sighing deep under these waterfalls?

The birds of the sun
Seperates these dark clouds
While the winds of winter sleeps gently around
I am sworn to the oath
To breathe...

At the waters I dwell
The waves are still whispering
Ancient lullabies
I die....
While our mystic brothers still seek

Under your command I will obey
In my vision
You are the embodiment of pure freedom
But through my eyes you are made of stone

The Apostle in Triumph

In solitude I wander...
Through the vast enchanted forest

The surrounding skies are one
Torn apart by the phenomenon of lightning
Rain is pouring down my (now) shivering shoulders
In the rain my tears are forever lost

The darkened oaks are my only shelter
Red leaves are blown by the wind
An ebony raven now catches my eyes
Sitting in calmness
Before spreading its black wings
Reaching for the skies

In this forest
Where wolves cry their agony unto the moon
My spirit is hidden
In the form of wisdom
Carved on a black stone

The only way to follow

Open your soul
Redeem, I am immortal

Blinded by a light
My soul is held up high in glory
I engulf the skies
The apostle in triumph

Through the eternal flame I travel
As the rain keeps falling...

Lyrics in plain text format

Line up

Mikael Åkerfield - Electric and acoustic guitars, lead vocals
Johan de Farfalla - Electric and acoustic bassguitars, backing vocals
Anders Nordin - Drums and percussion, piano
Peter Lindgren - Electric and acoustic guitars


Recorded at Unisound recordings, March 1994
Produced by Opeth
Engineered by Dan Swanö
Music by Opeth
Words by Mikael
Photos by Torbjörn Ekebacke
Layout by Opeth and Torbjörn Ekebacke

Band Contact:
Opeth c/o Åkerfeldt, Vedevågslingan 34, 12474 Bandhagen, Sweden


This first album of Opeth is a very cool kind of black / death / doom metal. I think there's something in their music that would appeal to every metal fan. Though if you only like extreme fast black or only slow doom you'd probably don't like it. But if your taste is as diverse as Opeth, you've got to like this one... Only negative thing is that the short intro's aren't that interesting.

Rating: 7 out of 10

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