The intricacies of Opeth’s material lend themselves to symphonic embellishment, something the Philadelphia-based musical collective Table for 26 highlight in their new orchestral interpretation of “Atonement” by the Swedish prog-metal band. The group released a video for their cover on Christmas Eve.
“Atonement” is an excerpt from Opeth from the LP 2005 of the group directed by Mikael Akerfeldt, Ghost reveries. (It’s Opeth pictured above around the same time.) Now, over 15 years later, Table for 26 has rolled out a string section and two drummers – plus guitar, bass, vocals and more – to make it their own. their melody. This is their first song.
Watch the video towards the bottom of this article.
The band says of their cover of Opeth: “The twisty, twisty Phrygian dominant melody flows over a tight, syncopated rhythm section with a few places to catch a breath along the way. Our cover has a few additions throughout that reduce the tone slightly. song different path from its original path. “
Table for 26 is called a “large-scale musical collective from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, seeking to bring the darker side of pop and alternative music to the main stage with six string players, two guitarists, two percussionists, saxophone, flute, bass, keys and vocals. “
Since releasing their cover of Opeth, Table for 26 has released an additional cover, “Shades”, originally from Icelandic indie-folk group Arstidir. See below.