What do you think? I one of the greatest things about Opeth is contrast. Black metal with growly vocals to soaring beautiful melodies, sometimes to two intertwining... but this is just. Well beautiful music with a very melancholy feel. Pretty without the less pretty. Don't get me wrong, I really like the album, and I consider it great, but I'll admit, at first I was like... and the distortion kicks in... now!... now! NOW! Then I realized it wasn't coming... then I started to dig it. I'm personally glad they did it, just to show that they could do it, and boy they did it. Fantastic songwriting all around. If you think you'd like Opeth if it weren't for that damned distortion, this is the album to get. It's a very, I need to mellow out album and I like that. Thoughts?