Swedish prog-death legends Opeth are finally streaming their new album Sorceress. After the long promotional cycle and the release of songs like "The Wilde Flowers," "Will O Th' Wisp," and "Sorceress," you can hear this beast in its entirety.

Sorceress is both typical of Opeth's post-Watershed output and something of a break from the past two albums Harvest and Pale Communion. Where those albums doubled down on classic prog at the expense of all else, the new album takes something of a simpler approach. Dealing in lush '70s era folk and dipping back into some death metal grooves on tracks like "Chrysalis" and the title track, Mikael Akerfeldt's songwriting here feels nicely unburdened, like he's really just writing what he feels like (which has probably always been the case, but there's a variety here that feels like a liberation from some of the high-concept material of recent albums). It's not the most consistent Opeth album, and there are a few clunkers, but it also contains some of their strongest songs in years ("Era" and "The Wilde Flowers" are particular highlights). Stream it here (via Rolling Stone):

Opeth of course have that giant tour coming up with The Sword (it actually starts tonight). They hit NYC for that special Deliverance/Damnation show at Radio City Music Hall this weekend (10/1). Tickets for that are still on sale.

All dates are listed below.

Opeth/The Sword -- 2016 Tour Dates
09/29 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/30 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
10/01 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall (‘An Evening Of Sorcery, Deliverance & Damnation‘)
10/02 Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/04 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
10/05 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
10/07 Detroit, MI – Fillmore
10/08 Akron, OH – Good Year Theater at East End
10/09 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater
10/10 Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
10/12 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/14 Austin, TX – Emo’s
10/15 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
10/18 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
10/19 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
10/20 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco (‘An Evening Of Sorcery, Deliverance & Damnation‘)
10/21 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
10/22 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
10/24 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10/25 Seattle, WA – Moore Theater
10/26 Vancouver, BC – Orpheum

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