Deliverance

Album: Deliverance (2002)

Songfacts®:

  • The title track of Opeth's sixth studio album, this song, along with several other of the tunes were inspired by a traumatic event that happened to the girlfriend of guitarist Peter Lindgren. Vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt recalled to Billboard magazine: "She and a couple of her friends were kind of held hostage by some crazy guy. He locked them inside his apartment, they were partying or whatever, and he started cutting himself and telling them that he's going to kill them and stuff like that. It didn't end badly -- they got out of there -- but the guy was obviously some type of lunatic, so that inspired that lyric [for] 'Deliverance.'"

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