Originally Posted by Jabberwocky
"Still life" is as far as I go back with Opeth. That's still 5 albums, and enough for me right now. The way you felt about Exordium is kind of the way I felt about The Gathering: Mandylion. Gathering's album "Home" is one of my all time favorites, so mellow and filled with melody. Mandylion however, imho, showed that they are a much better mellow goth- rock band and need to stay away from heavy.
Mike: Is Lester Bowie's related to David?