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Reggie’s Top 100 Favorite Albums of All Time #30-26

As we journey down the path to my number 1 favorite album of all time, you will likely see more and more classic metal albums appearing on the list.  Many of these albums have been my favorites for decades while some are relatively new….only came into my life in the last couple of years.  This all-time list is an ongoing effort started by our friends at The History of Metal page on facebook.  Each day we list another album until we get to the end which should take us just up to the end of the year.  Below is my next list of five as we near our way to #1.  Enjoy!

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Theme Thursday – Opeth Challenge

Now that Opeth has released an album that is both highly coveted and criticized (Heritage), I thought I would put you to the challenge.  Opeth is a band that records some epic pieces.  If you were take your favorites and cram them all into one CD which songs would  you pick?  It is easier said than done because most of their songs tend to be quite long.   Will you go for quality or quantity?  Taking into consideration you may not have heard Heritage, let’s only choose Opeth songs prior to the release of Heritage.

Here are my picks.  If you agree or disagree by all means tell me/us why.  What would you pick?  A two disc set would be too easy, so what would you select for your 1-CD Opeth best of…?

Here are mine in order I have on my CD:

1.  Reverie/Harlequin Forest off Ghost Reveries

2.  The Leper Affinity off Blackwater Park

3.  Heir Apparent off Watershed

4.  Hope Leaves off Damnation

5.  Coil off Watershed

6.  When off My Arms Your Hearse

7.  The Grand Conjuration off Ghost Reveries

8.  Burden off Watershed

9.  Benighted off Still Life

These are my choices for Opeth’s favorites to fit on one CD.  It was a tough choice because they have such a great library to choose from.  If you have it, how would you factor Heritage on this mix?