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Old December 2nd, 2007, 12:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Favourite Opeth Solo/ Most Difficult Solo

So The question is what is your favourite Opeth Solo and what do you think is the most difficult solo to play. For me I cant just pick one Ill give my top list.

Leper Affinity 1st Solo
Fair Judgement Solos
Deliverance 1st Solo
When
Black Rose Immortal 1st Solo
Hours Of Wealth
The Drapery falls

I find Peter Lindgren solos are more difficult not saying his are better, cause a great solo aint about technicality, but about emotion. But lindgrens have more arpeggios and sweeps involved in his style, so more difficult to play. I am not familar with all the solos on Orchid, but thats when there were more technicality and speed to the solos so I think the hardest one I have encountered would be a solo from Orchid. Forest of October maybe
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 05:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've just come up to a year of guitar playing, I have a Jackson Kelly Pro Series 3. I agree with you, most difficult solo I've come across so far is the 1st solo from forest of october, I can play all of that song except that very first solo.

My favourite solo? If I had to choose one it would be hours of wealth, so much feeling.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 05:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I actually think i can pick a number one,the solo in Hours Of Wealth,it sounds very un-Opeth like in many ways. It also has this kind of timeless quality to it.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 06:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Most Opeth solos are fairly easy, so it's hard to pick one. The one that took me longest to get down back in the day was The Leper Affinity first solo though (Mike's one). Main reason is that he has so much fluency and expression in his playing. It's hard to match.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 06:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 09:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Don't know about the most difficult but by far my favorite Opeth solo(s) is/are in White Cluster.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 09:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I think the White Cluster solos are some of the hardest in Opeth's catalogue. Fast stuff. I don't find Mike's solo on the Leper Affinity super difficult, although it is hard to get it as fluent as on the record, as Moonie pointed out. That Leper Affinity solo is one of my favourites though, along with the SPD solo. Epic.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 09:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Can't think of any that are particularly hard to play, but my favorite solo is from "To rid the Disease", very tasteful and well phrased.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 10:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Don't know about the most difficult but by far my favorite Opeth solo(s) is/are in White Cluster.
It would be better if I could actually HEAR it...
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 10:15 AM   #10 (permalink)
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There's probably more and better examples, but I just listened to The Funeral Portrait and the last solo is really really nice.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 02:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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when is not hard actually but i like peter work in it very much..
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 02:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My favourite is the clean one in Bleak. That section should have been so much longer.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 03:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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that short section in bleak is the highlight of the song
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 05:04 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 05:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'd have to say my favorite is A Fair Judoment. It's just amazing (both Mike & Peter)

Don't know about difficulty, since I don't play guitar...
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 06:55 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Sorry, I actually meant White Cluster.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 07:14 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I'd have to say my favorite is A Fair Judoment. It's just amazing (both Mike & Peter)

Don't know about difficulty, since I don't play guitar...
Ah, I never understood the lyrics, but now I see
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 08:41 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I wouldn't say it's my favorite, but I like how the solo at the end of Ghost of Perdition really punctuates the song. It's got attitude.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 11:28 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Last solo in Deliverance (leading into the acoustic part) and A Fair Judgement are the only ones I can think of at the moment...
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 11:38 AM   #20 (permalink)
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i could not agree with you more.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 11:38 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Sorry, I actually meant White Cluster.
i couldnt disagree with you more
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 11:56 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Best solo's: Wreath, Drapery, deliverance,
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 03:28 PM   #23 (permalink)
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The Drapery solo is piss easy mate.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 04:32 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Yeah, the first part of Mike's solo in Wreath is pretty darn fast too.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 05:44 PM   #25 (permalink)
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It's hard for me to choose between the two solo portions in The Funeral Portrait, but I'd have to say the outro solo is my favorite to play. The way the arpeggios in the beginning match up with the cymbal and bass drum hits is killer. As far as the most difficult to play, I'd say it's definitely White Cluster
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