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post Sep 11 2008, 07:17 PM
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Any opeth fans out there? To me Mikael Akerfeldt is a Riff genious.

He comes out wit hsome of the coolest riffs and 8+ minute songs that haave me on the edge of my seat at times.


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post Sep 11 2008, 07:34 PM
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post Sep 12 2008, 12:34 AM
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post Sep 12 2008, 12:50 AM
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Yes, Opeth has much love around here, As they should smile.gif

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post Sep 12 2008, 01:01 AM
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They used to be good for the first 4 albums until that muppet from Porcupine Tree got hold of their songs. Now they sound as pop as the Spice Girls. The last album was dire. Sends me to sleep. I'd rather listen to static on my TV.

But that's just my opinion. Much better music out there than the Opeth yawnfest

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post Sep 12 2008, 04:42 PM
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Opeth = awesome

The "Damnation" album is in my top 10 of all time.



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post Sep 12 2008, 07:51 PM
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Id have to say "Blackwater Park" would be mine.

No yawnfest there...


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post Sep 12 2008, 08:18 PM
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I only like Opeth from Orchid to maybe Still Life. The rest is a snorefest for me.


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post Sep 12 2008, 08:58 PM
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Opeth is awsome I like all of their albums !
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post Sep 14 2008, 02:09 AM
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Opeth is awesome, there is no other band like it. Favorite album is probably either Blackwater Park (best coverart ever), Deliverence or Ghost Reveries.
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post Dec 17 2008, 03:09 PM
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A guy I know recently described Opeth as:

Pink Floyd plus The Devil.


That's strangely accurate.

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post Dec 17 2008, 03:11 PM
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Awesome. lol tongue.gif


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post Dec 17 2008, 04:23 PM
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just started listening to them, but only got watershed but i thinks it's really good smile.gif


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post Dec 17 2008, 04:30 PM
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Opeth, along with Carcass, is what got me into Death metal and I have been "true" to them ever since.

However I must admit that I was a little disappointed regarding Watershed but that's probably due to the abnormal expectations I had for this album.
Ok, it's a great album but it would be an direct illegal act to compare Watershed to Blackwater Park, Deliverance, Damnation or Ghost Reveries smile.gif

Anyone else who shares my point of view in this?

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post Dec 17 2008, 04:33 PM
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QUOTE (gibsonmatte @ Dec 17 2008, 10:30 AM) *
Opeth, along with Carcass, is what got me into Death metal and I have been "true" to them ever since.

However I must admit that I was a little disappointed regarding Watershed but that's probably due to the abnormal expectations I had for this album.
Ok, it's a great album but it would be an direct illegal act to compare Watershed to Blackwater Park, Deliverance, Damnation or Ghost Reveries smile.gif

Anyone else who shares my point of view in this?

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I dont really compare albums. To me they are all different enough to warrant a status of that they are all good.
But my favorite has to be Blackwater Park with Watershed a close behind.


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post Dec 17 2008, 04:36 PM
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Its hard not to think that Watershed is more "accessible" to new Opeth fans.

But thats how you grow your fan base. A sell out? Absolutely no. Thats the cool thing about them, they are a versitile band.

I like them all. I'd really like to hear the older stuff redone with todays tones.


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post Dec 17 2008, 04:44 PM
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QUOTE (jer @ Dec 17 2008, 10:36 AM) *
I like them all. I'd really like to hear the older stuff redone with todays tones.


That would be killer... cool.gif



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post Dec 17 2008, 04:47 PM
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Don't get me wrong guys. Opeth isn't a sell out band in anyway and I agree with you that it could be hard to compare albums but for me Watershed was almost like... Can't think of any other good examples. To even mention Chinese Democracy in this topic is a crime in itself but I guess my expectations were a little too high for this one as well.

I tried to explain myself but it didn't work I see now smile.gif I'll let this be now and simply conclude that OPETH KICKS A**!!!


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post Dec 17 2008, 05:26 PM
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I follow ya 100%. I wasnt trying to say you thought they sold out.

Some would though based on some of the music being a big move towards "accessible". Especially with the video for "Burden".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5BoMiEo7z0

It is a big change for them. They've had softer songs with clean vocals before. Even on heavier albums. But Burden and Coil especially sound much more polished and like they are aimed at capturing a wider audience.

They are diverse enough to be able to pull it off without die hard fans going "WTF is this?????"


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QUOTE (jer @ Dec 17 2008, 05:26 PM) *
I follow ya 100%. I wasnt trying to say you thought they sold out.

Some would though based on some of the music being a big move towards "accessible". Especially with the video for "Burden".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5BoMiEo7z0

It is a big change for them. They've had softer songs with clean vocals before. Even on heavier albums. But Burden and Coil especially sound much more polished and like they are aimed at capturing a wider audience.

They are diverse enough to be able to pull it off without die hard fans going "WTF is this?????"


I totally agree!


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