Cusp of Eternity

Album: Pale Communion (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • This was released as the first single from Pale Communion. Asked by Rocksverige why this song was chosen to lead the set, Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt replied: "That's the label's decision, basically. They wanted some type of promotional track, so they picked that song. I guess it's the most straightforward type of rocking song on the record, I think. And it was fine with us."

    "Me personally, I don't care what songs they're gonna promote as the single, so I was fine with that."

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