Opeth – “The Leper Affinity” Live at Royal Albert Park in 2010

“The Laper Affinity” is taken from Opeth’s 5th studio album “Blackwater Park” (Koch, 2000)

* This great live footage is a sample taken from their DVD “Opeth: In Live Concert At The Royal Albert Hall” (Roadrunner, 2010) filmed their performance at Royal Albert Park on 5 Apr 2010. BUY NOW!!

Opeth is Swedish Progressive heavy metal band formed in 1990. Until now they released 10 studio albums and 3 live DVDs, and got a major commercial success by their 9th album “Watershed” (Roadrunner, 2008).

Opeth’s musical style is characterized by fusion of death metal, progressive rock and folk music. We can see this character in their frontman and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt’s singing. He uses powerful growl and clean beautiful voice with impressive melodies.

Lineup

  • Mikael Åkerfeldt – Vocals, Guitars, Acoustic guitars
  • Peter Lindgren – Guitars
  • Martin Mendez – Bass
  • Martin Lopez – Drums

Lyrics

We entered Winter once again
Naked, freezing from my breath
Neath the lid all limbs tucked away
This coffin is your abode from now and onwards

Your body is mine to avail
Such a tragic sight you are
Slave under my creed
Spurring me with those tears

I am beyond death
Midst a dreaming affinity
Saving strength now, faint whispers
Come erotic communion in its splendour

Fever mirrored ghosts
Night time consolation, cross the line
Draw murder into art
Sleep inside through days

In the wake of this relief
Shivering, longing for more
Insanity at it’s peak
Love me to my death

Lost are days of Spring
You sighted and let me in
Keep the beast inside
Shackled within my hide
Screaming out too late
Losing to my hate
Grew together with your skin
And paced the trails of sin

Your gaze covered with virgin snow
Rigid features
It’s the shallow deeds who is to blame
Deafening shrieks pierced the night

A step from oblivion
Moving into the dim lights
Hiding within a reverie
It was worth it for the wait alone

Your body is mine to avail
Such a tragic sight you are
Slave under my creed
Spurring me with those tears
—————-
written by Mikael Åkerfeldt
© Koch Records

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