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Bleak vs. Deliverance

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by B Crouch, Dec 2, 2004.

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Bleak vs. Deliverance

  1. Bleak

    56.0%
  2. Deliverance

    44.0%
  1. B Crouch

    B Crouch Human

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    This is my last poll, I promise! I go for Deliverance because of the last 3 minutes of the song, but Bleak has better clean vocals I think.
     
  2. Born Dead

    Born Dead Corpse Reanimator

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    Bleak is very good, and Deliverance isn't worse... but there is something in Bleak that attracts me a lot, I like that song, and that's the first Opeth's song I've heard, so i choose Bleak.
     
  3. Ermz

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    I've never really liked either song, so I'm finding it hard to vote. I think overall though, Bleak just has better dynamics, better songwriting and more experimentation.
     
  4. Nico

    Nico Onward!

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    I realy, realy don't like Bleak, and never have. Deliverance, on the othe hand, I did like at one stage, so I guess that wins.
     
  5. Luz

    Luz Cowgirl From Hell

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    Your last poll? :OMG: HELL NO!, I like this, keep doing more. At least we vote every day and keeps some dynamics to this forum. It ins't boring (not for me)

    I like Bleak, it has better songwriting. Deliverance is my least fave record. But it has some good songs there (A Fair Judgement and Master's Apprentices RULES!)
    \m/ :kickass:

    Luz.-

     
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    OGM ¥¥¥

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    Deliverance :)
     
  7. Evil Ernie

    Evil Ernie Ungodly freak, defiler

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    Bleak but.... why those two?
     
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    'Bleak' cuz it has more atmosphere than "de-li-ve-rance"
     
  9. Inconium Guard

    Inconium Guard An Apostle In Triumph

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    Deliverance, definitely....even though Bleak may be catchier and contain the best clean vocals in an otherwise heavy song Opeth has done IMO...Deliverance is never boring and truly an epic undertaking. Plus those last 3 minutes are brutal and hypnotic...


    Don't get me wrong I still really like Bleak though...the Arabian tinged riffs near the beginning (which are sadly only repeated once) are freakin cool
     
  10. Seance

    Seance Still Writes in Crayon

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    Bleak is amazing
    Deliverance is great too but i would probably pick Bleak over most Opeth songs
     
  11. [KOTNO]Narrot

    [KOTNO]Narrot Eats and spits corpses...

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    it took me really long to like bleak. while it has a great beginning i don't like the steven wilson part too much (and the way it is repeated). the melody/lead - spot after the break has a great vibe/tone tho. i kinda like the lyrics of the song too.

    deliverance on the other hand has a great riff (the second one), has an extremely cool solo (the one by peter) and great vocal parts (face down beneath the waterline... and the piercing sounds you make), i also really like the development the song takes. the outro is a bit too long (but immensly great in the DVD version, especially that mikael kinda fails at palm-muting during the last repetion...that sounds brute :) )


    --> all in all i prefer de-li-ver-ance
     
  12. Jinn

    Jinn Saint

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    Deliverance, if not only for the ending.
     
  13. B Crouch

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    Cheers! I'll keep doing it then, it is quite a boring forum at times!
     
  14. Seth'Peth

    Seth'Peth Pessimistic Prick

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    I second that...and did choose "Deliverance" for those reasons. I actually wasn't thrilled with "Bleak" all that much at first, but it really grew on me. Both excellent songs.

    Seth
     
  15. Khayman666

    Khayman666 Lord of the tomb

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    Deliverance!

    I think they're both amazing songs, but Deliverance is the one that really got me into Opeth. Been my favourite band since. Besides that, to me anyway, Deliverance has a much darker feel and is completely hypnotic.
     
  16. Necramentia

    Necramentia no stop go away

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    Bleak. it's funny that you chose these, the climactic distorted parts with clean vocals ('Devious movements in your eyes..' in Bleak, 'The piercing sounds you make...' in Deliverance) both do a Bminor to Dminor key change. But Bleak beats Deliverance, I love the spanish phrygian riffing in the first parts of bleak.
     
  17. harvest_moon

    harvest_moon The Progmaster General

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    Belak is better, there is ne'er a filler moment, unlike deliverance where my mind drifts away at some points.
     
  18. TehLeperAffinity

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    I picked "Deliverance", but then I started listening to "Bleak" which I haven't listened to in such a long time. It's ususally the only song off of BWP I don't play because I overplayed it when I first heard BWP. Now that think about it, Bleak is an excellent song and really sounds different than most other Opeth stuff. I really don't know what to pick.
     
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    Deliverance. Not too difficult, although Bleak is good too.
     
  20. AmirH

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    Bleak, because it's one of my favorites. Deliverence is a great live song though.
     

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