then you don't care about music or metal, you care about fashion. I don't understand why everyone is so upset with what label this album was released on. There may not be one other band on Road Runner's roster that I dig, but that has nothing to do with this album. There may be a lot of dorky teenagers who listen to those other Road Runner artists, but that has nothing to do with this album. I feel so sorry for Opeth, who have spent 15 years now making great records in a genre that cares more about what label a band is on than the music on their records. Case in point, Ghost Reveries was recorded before they signed to RR. And husbter...what the fuck? How many booklength posts are we going to get about how this is a shitty metal album but a brilliant prog album? Are you that obssessed with labels that you can't enjoy something without classifying it to death? And who cares about some kids you saw in the mall wearing Opeth t-shirts. How many of those same children sport Misfits and Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath shirts? Are we all supposed to stop listening to those bands? Is the music you enjoy so dependent on who else is listening to it. If every Dave Mathews fan on the planet started digging At The Gates would you stop? And what about Porcupine Tree? How many of you that loved In Absentia or Deadwing or Signify would hate those exact same albums and songs if Opeth had released them? I think a lot of people need to realise that they really don't care as much about music as they think they do.