The intro sucks? what the fuck is wrong with you, buddy? it's one of the saddest and most powerful intros that Opeth have ever composed. When the acoustic guitar joins the melody at 1:18 second, i explode.
"You people say "amazing" too much. Regardless, this is one of Opeth's finest, and very overlooked." - I'll take that over the "EPIC THIS! EPIC THAT!!" nonsense. But in regards to the song, it is quite the listen. Been a favorite of mine since early 2005.
It's a great song, but I don't really get the hipe about it. I guess, for me, this takes the fourth place after Serenity Painted Death (my fave), The Moor and Face of Melinda, while I put Godheads Lament and Moonlapse Vertigo both on the fourth place (can't decide =D).