Opeth - In Cauda Venenum

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Artist:   Opeth
Album Name:   In Cauda Venenum
Genre:   Metal
Tracks:   10
Relase Date:   27 September 2019
Country:   USA

In Cauda Venenum (Opeth) Album Songs


Song TitleTime
1.Garden of Earthly Delights 3:28
2.Dignity 6:35
3.Heart in Hand 8:29
4.Next of Kin 7:08
5.Lovelorn Crime 6:34
6.Charlatan (English Version) 5:29
7.Universal Truth 7:29
8.The Garroter 6:45
9.Continuum 7:22
10.All Things Will Pass 8:33

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  • Lee lapeyrouse
    2 stars
    Yikes.. What started as a cool prog experiment with Heritage has mutated into this confused prog monstrosity. It seems like opeth wanted to write the most obscure album with bizarre and “challenging” melodies, but it all sounds very twisted, and not in a good way. Some of the songs are downright silly. I get the haunted house vintage antique gothic aesthetic , but the execution is just off. This might be their worst album.
  • General Juan Pablo
    2 stars
    A Hot mess. Just because you could doesn’t mean you should. Opeth seems Lost in Experimentation. Although there’s no doubting the musical genius spewing from all angles in the album, there’s no real flow. Perhaps Ego has it that “A Cappella” goes very overboard destroying any chance of the instruments to do there magic. The solos are Great, other then that, probably Ideal for a Hipster coffee shop serving Soy Latte’s
  • NordicDemon
    2 stars
    Another snoozefest. Man what happened to this band? We saw them on the last tour and I was falling asleep. Katatonia was like a speed metal band in comparison, they put Opeth to shame.
  • pfreak1
    1 stars
    Why are Opeth here?. Opeth hasn’t been a metal band in quite some time. Whether you like their transition or not, that much is true. They are progressive soft rock and don’t belong here anymore.
  • pete12cf
    2 stars
    I miss old Opeth. I’ve listened to Opeth since Orchid and have seen them in concert 3 times. They were so unique for death metal because of the light/dark juxtaposition in the vocals and music. I can’t get on board with the change, sorry guys. I applaud growing as an artist but this 70s direction doesn’t have the same emotion you had up through Blackwater Park. Some tracks on here harken the old days like Heart in Hand but no darkness can be found. I assume growling is tough on your throat which is why Mikael abandoned it. It would be a shame for him to loose his clean vocals. Musically Opeth is amazing but I can’t get past the 70s vibe of this.
  • matycee
    4 stars
    Loves me some Opeth. ...completely embrace the new direction while contiunally enjoying what they've done in the past. I'm a shameless fan of this band's talent. But while I've happily followed them over the last three pursuits(even if having to scratch my head briefly), with the band creating some bonafide classics, ICV strikes me as a little too intricate and meandering for its own good. Granted there is mastery here, just like what is found on every Opeth release and the production is nearly 100% spot on but there are just SO MANY ideas to absorb here. Perhaps misinterpreting some interview material, I was under the impression they might be simplifying... welcoming back an overall heavier, direct approach. I was exhausted by track 6. I hate to consider the notion that this is a band at the end of its life... a last gasp; putting everything it has into songwriting but for reasons I don't want to believe are true.
  • CVSmitty
    3 stars
    A Notched-Up Effort!. Though no one could accuse Opeth of returning to their hallmark death metal and folk sound, this release, In Cauda Venenum, sees the production and professionalism kicked up a good notch! With Opeth starting to master the blend of Queen and the Watershed track Hessian Peel, this album proves to be more cohesive and emotional (in both a heavy and soft way) than Sorceress, nearly bringing back many of the sounds of Heritage. In fact, fans of the Heritage tracks Face In The Snow and Famine will find a lot of acoustic and experimental soul to appreciate. Those who enjoy Sorceress’s title track or Pale Communion’s Eternal Rains Will Come will discover both chugging and sweeping vibes on the more upbeat tracks! The only downside is that a few off-kilter tracks manage to sound by-numbers and dull - think filler, like vocals put to a rock version of the Pale Communion track Goblin. The production, while the best since Heritage or Pale Communion, still manages to be cringe-worthy at times where clarity would be a better deal. Akerfeldt’s references to children are also starting to sound off-putting... However, with the most sampling since Watershed, there’s a lot of entertainment to offer, and brilliant moments, as though they were continuing the vein of Pale Communion’s Cusp Of Eternity or Faith In Others, are plenty abound. There’s even lyrical references to many previous Opeth albums! Enjoy!
  • MetalBlaster69
    5 stars
    Awesome album, not old school though. I got into these guys just a year or two ago so I am not an old school fan that grew up with the early stuff. However I can understand old school fans not being into the last few albums because the musical direction has definitely changed. I'm an old school Metallica fan and when the black album came out followed by Load and a bigger Load I remember how much I hated that switch, even though the band picked up so many new fans. So I defintely get it. I actually like the old school Opeth better than their last few releases as well. But I am not offended that they switched directions... they have so much old stuff out there for me to dig through and I definitely get not wanting to growl like satan every night into your 40's and 50's. So if you can accept the fact that there are 2 Opeths, then this is their best release of their 'prog' era. This album has so much atmosphere and vibe. Lots of different styles going on and Akerfeldt's voice is really highlighted on this album. He is singing incredibly these days. No one else is writing music like these guys. It is not a headbanger so if you are looking for old school Opeth, skip this. But if you kind of dig their newer stuff but feel like they haven't really peaked in that style yet, this is getting closer. Good stuff here.
  • Strwbryflds
    5 stars
    If you want old Opeth, listen to old Opeth. Wake up... this isn't the 90s. Opeth is a prog band now, not a scream-o death metal band.
  • Anslasax666
    5 stars
    I’ve grown with these guys!. It was the best I ever heard in 1996 and it is true to this day. I’m glad that I got to grow up with the Death Metal band that played bard like songs to the turn after Ghost R. to what we have now thank you Opeth for your inspiration and imagination through out these 20+ years!
  • Robmeister metal
    5 stars
    Hell yes!!!. Best album since Watershed
  • DannickTetronis
    2 stars
    Strange direction. The last 4 Opeth albums have taken a strange turn. I keep giving each one a chance only to be disappointed. I miss the days of Still Life and MAYH and even Ghost Reveries. Even when Mikael was singing clean vocals back in the day on Still Life and Damnation for example the songs had great melodies, hard and light sections and a general arch. Now their music is disjointed and experimental and I just can't get on board. I wish they would return to their roots on the next album but I'm not holding my breath.
  • vXEtherealXv
    2 stars
    Meh. Yes, I prefer the old Opeth but it isnt because the growls. I dont care about the growls as Mikael has a great clean singing voice. Having said that the last 4 records just all sound the same to me. Each of the last 4 prog records has maybe 1 or 2 songs I like, but there isnt anything real interesting about them.
  • Grvc4
    4 stars
    Impressive. I’m that rare Opeth fan that heard the newer prog material before their earlier Death Metal releases. The first album I heard was “Heritage” so I have a different perspective than the long time fans. I love classic prog (Rush, Yes, etc.) so I was immediately impressed. Their earlier metal offerings are just so-so, with some great moments here and there. Akerfeltdt does have a great death growl! In Cauda Venenum is chock full of great guitar work, including some absolutely beautiful acoustic passages. You won’t be disappointed.
  • yghjggj
    5 stars
    It’s very...Opeth-y.. I’ve only listened to this album once so far, but i definately like it. I get what a lot of ppl are saying about the last four albums being so different. But the funny thing for me is, it’s opened my mind up to music I would’ve never listened to if I had given up listening to Opeth with Heritage. And I’m glad it has. It may be because I am about the same age as these guys and we are just getting too old, but I still love to hear new Opeth.
  • Charvel111
    5 stars
    Opeth!. This album is amazing, guitars, keys, drums, voice, bass, it’s on point. 5/5
  • FTW88NY
    1 stars
    Getting worse and worse. I have been a fan of Opeth for a very long time I remember when they use to sound good every album after watershed turned out trashy it doesn’t sound like how they used to sound I am deeply upset I am hoping one day they will return back to there roots the music is almost experimental at this point kinda jazzy but really sounds like they rushed to get the album out just to say hey we have a new album come buy it!if u like the crap they have been pumping out since watershed then go buy it if ur like me and like the older stuff I would not but listen to the samples yourself and you will see!getting worse and worse!
  • Messi MrFifa
    5 stars
    OPETH. They’re Opeth so it’s a masterpiece
  • Drmthtr2112
    3 stars
    Huge Opeth fan! But.... Just listened to the whole album. I must say, a bit let down. I’m always excited for new Opeth. It’s like Christmas for me. But this album lacks...something. Interesting instruments and arrangements but nothing to hold on to for me. Some decent tracks, but I feel they’re losing me a little. I loved Pale Communion and even Sorceress, and of course the old stuff, but In Cauda Venemum is an ehhh for me . Maybe because it was originally written in Swedish.
  • SPIKE....
    1 stars
    Hate it. I absolutely hate the direction this band has gone with the last 4 albums. I don’t need screaming, or crunchy guitars. I just want to hear the great melodies that they used to write. Now, it’s all weird notes, odd instruments, prog jazz, and pretentious songwriting. It’s bereft of beauty, and designed to sound pompous and bombastic in a retro 70’s jazz way. I’ve officially given up. If they wanted a jazz band, they should have formed one as a side project! If you enjoy it, I’m truly happy for you. I just can’t get into it no matter how hard I try.
  • Meatball2112
    4 stars
    Opeth and Autumn. Always count on Opeth to deliver at the perfect time of the year!
  • Stealer13
    5 stars
    Here's Y?. I've got ALL of the OTHER albums, so why woundn't I BUY THIS 1 TOO? Click yes if you agree!!
  • Vanar
    5 stars
    Excellent first track release. I instantly liked Heart in Hand complex, melodic, 8+ minutes long, with a beautiful ending. I'm glad for the clean vocals, because I'm getting really tired of growling.
  • Un-origin
    4 stars
    Promising first track. I’ve been an Opeth fan forever, and I’ve given every album since Watershed a chance despite the shift in style because they are tremendous musicians. They’ve still left me scratching my head on most of the newer albums. To me they’ve just been ok. This first track is different again and I’m liking it. Definitely a heavier vibe while maintaining the clean vocal sound of Mikael’s amazing voice.
  • LiamN9
    5 stars
    Amazing. Based on just the first track "Heart In Hand", this should be a great album. This song has everything you'd want from Opeth and the production sound really good. Can't wait to hear the rest.
  • MrHusker
    5 stars
    The Gods of Prog Return. Opeth- Simply the greatest band that has ever existed. It's going to be a long 2 months waiting for the next classic album from these giants
  • FeRnoir
    5 stars
    The best. Opeth is the BEST! Preordered
  • Lee lapeyrouse
    2 stars
    Yikes.. What started as a cool prog experiment with Heritage has mutated into this confused prog monstrosity. It seems like opeth wanted to write the most obscure album with bizarre and “challenging” melodies, but it all sounds very twisted, and not in a good way. Some of the songs are downright silly. I get the haunted house vintage antique gothic aesthetic , but the execution is just off. This might be their worst album.
  • General Juan Pablo
    2 stars
    A Hot mess. Just because you could doesn’t mean you should. Opeth seems Lost in Experimentation. Although there’s no doubting the musical genius spewing from all angles in the album, there’s no real flow. Perhaps Ego has it that “A Cappella” goes very overboard destroying any chance of the instruments to do there magic. The solos are Great, other then that, probably Ideal for a Hipster coffee shop serving Soy Latte’s
  • NordicDemon
    2 stars
    Another snoozefest. Man what happened to this band? We saw them on the last tour and I was falling asleep. Katatonia was like a speed metal band in comparison, they put Opeth to shame.
  • pfreak1
    1 stars
    Why are Opeth here?. Opeth hasn’t been a metal band in quite some time. Whether you like their transition or not, that much is true. They are progressive soft rock and don’t belong here anymore.
  • pete12cf
    2 stars
    I miss old Opeth. I’ve listened to Opeth since Orchid and have seen them in concert 3 times. They were so unique for death metal because of the light/dark juxtaposition in the vocals and music. I can’t get on board with the change, sorry guys. I applaud growing as an artist but this 70s direction doesn’t have the same emotion you had up through Blackwater Park. Some tracks on here harken the old days like Heart in Hand but no darkness can be found. I assume growling is tough on your throat which is why Mikael abandoned it. It would be a shame for him to loose his clean vocals. Musically Opeth is amazing but I can’t get past the 70s vibe of this.
  • matycee
    4 stars
    Loves me some Opeth. ...completely embrace the new direction while contiunally enjoying what they've done in the past. I'm a shameless fan of this band's talent. But while I've happily followed them over the last three pursuits(even if having to scratch my head briefly), with the band creating some bonafide classics, ICV strikes me as a little too intricate and meandering for its own good. Granted there is mastery here, just like what is found on every Opeth release and the production is nearly 100% spot on but there are just SO MANY ideas to absorb here. Perhaps misinterpreting some interview material, I was under the impression they might be simplifying... welcoming back an overall heavier, direct approach. I was exhausted by track 6. I hate to consider the notion that this is a band at the end of its life... a last gasp; putting everything it has into songwriting but for reasons I don't want to believe are true.
  • CVSmitty
    3 stars
    A Notched-Up Effort!. Though no one could accuse Opeth of returning to their hallmark death metal and folk sound, this release, In Cauda Venenum, sees the production and professionalism kicked up a good notch! With Opeth starting to master the blend of Queen and the Watershed track Hessian Peel, this album proves to be more cohesive and emotional (in both a heavy and soft way) than Sorceress, nearly bringing back many of the sounds of Heritage. In fact, fans of the Heritage tracks Face In The Snow and Famine will find a lot of acoustic and experimental soul to appreciate. Those who enjoy Sorceress’s title track or Pale Communion’s Eternal Rains Will Come will discover both chugging and sweeping vibes on the more upbeat tracks! The only downside is that a few off-kilter tracks manage to sound by-numbers and dull - think filler, like vocals put to a rock version of the Pale Communion track Goblin. The production, while the best since Heritage or Pale Communion, still manages to be cringe-worthy at times where clarity would be a better deal. Akerfeldt’s references to children are also starting to sound off-putting... However, with the most sampling since Watershed, there’s a lot of entertainment to offer, and brilliant moments, as though they were continuing the vein of Pale Communion’s Cusp Of Eternity or Faith In Others, are plenty abound. There’s even lyrical references to many previous Opeth albums! Enjoy!
  • MetalBlaster69
    5 stars
    Awesome album, not old school though. I got into these guys just a year or two ago so I am not an old school fan that grew up with the early stuff. However I can understand old school fans not being into the last few albums because the musical direction has definitely changed. I'm an old school Metallica fan and when the black album came out followed by Load and a bigger Load I remember how much I hated that switch, even though the band picked up so many new fans. So I defintely get it. I actually like the old school Opeth better than their last few releases as well. But I am not offended that they switched directions... they have so much old stuff out there for me to dig through and I definitely get not wanting to growl like satan every night into your 40's and 50's. So if you can accept the fact that there are 2 Opeths, then this is their best release of their 'prog' era. This album has so much atmosphere and vibe. Lots of different styles going on and Akerfeldt's voice is really highlighted on this album. He is singing incredibly these days. No one else is writing music like these guys. It is not a headbanger so if you are looking for old school Opeth, skip this. But if you kind of dig their newer stuff but feel like they haven't really peaked in that style yet, this is getting closer. Good stuff here.
  • Strwbryflds
    5 stars
    If you want old Opeth, listen to old Opeth. Wake up... this isn't the 90s. Opeth is a prog band now, not a scream-o death metal band.
  • Anslasax666
    5 stars
    I’ve grown with these guys!. It was the best I ever heard in 1996 and it is true to this day. I’m glad that I got to grow up with the Death Metal band that played bard like songs to the turn after Ghost R. to what we have now thank you Opeth for your inspiration and imagination through out these 20+ years!
  • Robmeister metal
    5 stars
    Hell yes!!!. Best album since Watershed
  • DannickTetronis
    2 stars
    Strange direction. The last 4 Opeth albums have taken a strange turn. I keep giving each one a chance only to be disappointed. I miss the days of Still Life and MAYH and even Ghost Reveries. Even when Mikael was singing clean vocals back in the day on Still Life and Damnation for example the songs had great melodies, hard and light sections and a general arch. Now their music is disjointed and experimental and I just can't get on board. I wish they would return to their roots on the next album but I'm not holding my breath.
  • vXEtherealXv
    2 stars
    Meh. Yes, I prefer the old Opeth but it isnt because the growls. I dont care about the growls as Mikael has a great clean singing voice. Having said that the last 4 records just all sound the same to me. Each of the last 4 prog records has maybe 1 or 2 songs I like, but there isnt anything real interesting about them.
  • Grvc4
    4 stars
    Impressive. I’m that rare Opeth fan that heard the newer prog material before their earlier Death Metal releases. The first album I heard was “Heritage” so I have a different perspective than the long time fans. I love classic prog (Rush, Yes, etc.) so I was immediately impressed. Their earlier metal offerings are just so-so, with some great moments here and there. Akerfeltdt does have a great death growl! In Cauda Venenum is chock full of great guitar work, including some absolutely beautiful acoustic passages. You won’t be disappointed.
  • yghjggj
    5 stars
    It’s very...Opeth-y.. I’ve only listened to this album once so far, but i definately like it. I get what a lot of ppl are saying about the last four albums being so different. But the funny thing for me is, it’s opened my mind up to music I would’ve never listened to if I had given up listening to Opeth with Heritage. And I’m glad it has. It may be because I am about the same age as these guys and we are just getting too old, but I still love to hear new Opeth.
  • Charvel111
    5 stars
    Opeth!. This album is amazing, guitars, keys, drums, voice, bass, it’s on point. 5/5
  • FTW88NY
    1 stars
    Getting worse and worse. I have been a fan of Opeth for a very long time I remember when they use to sound good every album after watershed turned out trashy it doesn’t sound like how they used to sound I am deeply upset I am hoping one day they will return back to there roots the music is almost experimental at this point kinda jazzy but really sounds like they rushed to get the album out just to say hey we have a new album come buy it!if u like the crap they have been pumping out since watershed then go buy it if ur like me and like the older stuff I would not but listen to the samples yourself and you will see!getting worse and worse!
  • Messi MrFifa
    5 stars
    OPETH. They’re Opeth so it’s a masterpiece
  • Drmthtr2112
    3 stars
    Huge Opeth fan! But.... Just listened to the whole album. I must say, a bit let down. I’m always excited for new Opeth. It’s like Christmas for me. But this album lacks...something. Interesting instruments and arrangements but nothing to hold on to for me. Some decent tracks, but I feel they’re losing me a little. I loved Pale Communion and even Sorceress, and of course the old stuff, but In Cauda Venemum is an ehhh for me . Maybe because it was originally written in Swedish.
  • SPIKE....
    1 stars
    Hate it. I absolutely hate the direction this band has gone with the last 4 albums. I don’t need screaming, or crunchy guitars. I just want to hear the great melodies that they used to write. Now, it’s all weird notes, odd instruments, prog jazz, and pretentious songwriting. It’s bereft of beauty, and designed to sound pompous and bombastic in a retro 70’s jazz way. I’ve officially given up. If they wanted a jazz band, they should have formed one as a side project! If you enjoy it, I’m truly happy for you. I just can’t get into it no matter how hard I try.
  • Meatball2112
    4 stars
    Opeth and Autumn. Always count on Opeth to deliver at the perfect time of the year!
  • Stealer13
    5 stars
    Here's Y?. I've got ALL of the OTHER albums, so why woundn't I BUY THIS 1 TOO? Click yes if you agree!!
  • Vanar
    5 stars
    Excellent first track release. I instantly liked Heart in Hand complex, melodic, 8+ minutes long, with a beautiful ending. I'm glad for the clean vocals, because I'm getting really tired of growling.
  • Un-origin
    4 stars
    Promising first track. I’ve been an Opeth fan forever, and I’ve given every album since Watershed a chance despite the shift in style because they are tremendous musicians. They’ve still left me scratching my head on most of the newer albums. To me they’ve just been ok. This first track is different again and I’m liking it. Definitely a heavier vibe while maintaining the clean vocal sound of Mikael’s amazing voice.
  • LiamN9
    5 stars
    Amazing. Based on just the first track "Heart In Hand", this should be a great album. This song has everything you'd want from Opeth and the production sound really good. Can't wait to hear the rest.
  • MrHusker
    5 stars
    The Gods of Prog Return. Opeth- Simply the greatest band that has ever existed. It's going to be a long 2 months waiting for the next classic album from these giants
  • FeRnoir
    5 stars
    The best. Opeth is the BEST! Preordered

Opeth - In Cauda Venenum Album Wiki

In Cauda Venenum (Latin for "Poison in the Tail") is the thirteenth studio album by Swedish progressive rock band Opeth, released on 27 September 2019 through Moderbolaget and Nuclear Blast. It was released in two versions: a Swedish language version and an English language version. The band will tour in support of the album throughout 2019..