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Old June 2nd, 2011, 03:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Opeth's new album cover

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Old June 2nd, 2011, 03:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 08:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The transition to 100% prog rock band is almost complete
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 07:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 03:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I smell a troll...
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 03:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Official cover. The album is about 56 minutes long and has no death vocals. (Matti Riekki, Inferno magazine)
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 10:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Well, it was good while it lasted XD

I like their acoustic stuff, but their death metal stuff is why I listen to them. Hopefully it's not as mellow as Damnation.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 10:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yup, Opeth (the metal band) is pretty much over sadly:

"We don't care what other people think" says Åkerfeldt. "and if the death metal fans don't like it, it's their problem".
The frontman also says he grew tired of the "growl metal" as early as the 90's, but can't really explain why earlier Opeth album have had growls in the songs.
The death metal days are over. At least for now.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 02:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
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fucking rad! i like it
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Old June 4th, 2011, 03:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
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on reflection it's very allegorical of opeth's career - while they have their roots in black metal and the underground, they've come out from dirt and grown into something so fruity and popular that everyone is queuing up to get a piece of it. what a masterpiece!
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Old June 4th, 2011, 07:15 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old June 5th, 2011, 04:10 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Old June 5th, 2011, 04:55 AM   #13 (permalink)
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hahaha
but it will be more like this

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Old June 8th, 2011, 09:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Looks like some creativity, talent, and brains put this cover together unlike many bands who put out effortless releases.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 01:20 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I actually think that, while Morningrise and MAYH are the two best metal albums ever made, it's time for Opeth to drop the death metal vocals once and for all. I also hope that the album wouldn't be just a throwback pastiche of the 70's prog sound.
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I actually think that, while Morningrise and MAYH are the two best metal albums ever made, it's time for Opeth to drop the death metal vocals once and for all.
Why on earth would you think that?

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41 I also hope that the album wouldn't be just a throwback pastiche of the 70's prog sound.
You know it will be. All the prog on the last two albums have been massive 70s cliches.
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Why on earth would you think that?

You know it will be. All the prog on the last two albums have been massive 70s cliches.
Well, the death metal part of the music has been a bit forced on their past two albums and I believe they could make a proper metal album with little to none death metal vocals. So, that would be the logical next step...but, as you said, the whole thing will probably be just no-holds-barred 70s worship. I'm pretty sure I will still like it, though
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If you don't like the Opeth death growls then you aren't no true Opeth fan.
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Old June 14th, 2011, 09:32 PM   #19 (permalink)
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a classic prog album would be sick
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Old June 14th, 2011, 09:51 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Im quite excited for it, can't wait to hear it.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 02:07 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Well, the death metal part of the music has been a bit forced on their past two albums and I believe they could make a proper metal album with little to none death metal vocals. So, that would be the logical next step...but, as you said, the whole thing will probably be just no-holds-barred 70s worship. I'm pretty sure I will still like it, though
I am sure I will too. I am not a die-hard fan, but I really like 70s prog rock. I just think that Opeth should remain a death metal band and a side project should be formed if Mikael wants to do 100% pure prog rock.

There's been a subtle yet increasing contempt shown by Opeth for death metal since the Wilson days. The subtext is that somehow it's inferior, crude and less artistically valid than prog rock. To that end it's been increasingly marginalised in their music (to avoid a sudden shock to their fan base), with the underlying message being that they've only really been doing death metal parts to keep their unsophisticated metal grunts on board. I guess now they've finally thrown off the shackles of a second-rate genre and can concentrate on true art (sarcasm).
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Old June 15th, 2011, 09:20 AM   #22 (permalink)
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There's been a subtle yet increasing contempt shown by Opeth for death metal since the Wilson days. The subtext is that somehow it's inferior, crude and less artistically valid than prog rock. To that end it's been increasingly marginalised in their music (to avoid a sudden shock to their fan base), with the underlying message being that they've only really been doing death metal parts to keep their unsophisticated metal grunts on board. I guess now they've finally thrown off the shackles of a second-rate genre and can concentrate on true art (sarcasm).
Totally this.

Pretentious Prog Rockers.
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