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Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by BrandonS, May 4, 2005.

  1. BrandonS

    BrandonS Member

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    Many of you will remember me almost constantly saying "New opeth should have church organ" before they even entered the studio... well guess what?

    I don't really care for mellotrons on a heavy record, but it's good they took my suggestion for the organ (but i probably won't get credit... if they use bells though, i'm gonna take action! :tickled: cause the idea was for the organ, and bells... like church bell or whatever.)

    They said they recorded 9 tracks. I think they have taken the first step closer to the main stream. They're going to be putting in more catchy things and hooky song parts, possibly even a chorus every 45 seconds or so in the song. By my calculations of the average Opeth record, each song will be an average of about 6 minutes, or 6 and a half. This isn't too long for radio play, in fact I heard "Pull Me Under" by Dream Theater recently, plus all those Metallica songs I'm sure are atleast that long.

    So there you have it. Oh, and Roadrunner already announced that Opeth signed to them, or atleast was "inking up to" sign with them.... I think it's dissapointing that Opeth didn't just come out and say it even though it's fairly obvious by now. :cry: It's like people thought. Opeth will get popular to the point of it influencing their music. FOR EXAMPLE, a certain guitar lesson was recorded around 2001 or so from www.guitar.com with Opeth, where Mikael said something along the line of "there is still so much to explore on the guitar instead of getting a keyboard player".. 2 CDs later, they have a full-time keyboardist. I'm not saying Opeth is going to completely lose touch with their fanbase, and dissapoint everyone like in flames did... but its possible. And I like Per's keyboards and I think he's a funny guy, but I hope they don't get him to sing on the record... :loco: !

    - As an extra side note, I'd like to mention that Porcupine Tree is influenced by Opeth now, as it is possible that Opeth may be more influenced by bands like Porcupine Tree.
     
  2. R0l0

    R0l0 lol @ opeth tattoos

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    there's already an entire thread regarding the latest news update dude, no need to start a new one :rolleyes:
     
  3. Kenneth R.

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    lol "originally posted by Opeth"
     
  4. BrandonS

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    The thread wasn't regarding the news update, it was mostly regarding the organ and opeth selling out! I think I did the same thing when Damnation was coming, so eh. :)
     
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    BurningSky rxbandits.com

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    People like you should be bled nearly to death by papercuts, then sent down to the bottom of the ocean with your feet cemented.
     
  6. Jon Snow

    Jon Snow asoiaf afaict

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    ^Good to see you're still hanging around.
     
  7. Master_Debater

    Master_Debater Usurper of the Goat

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    Oinkness you tard, Mike said they were going to use a church organ and mellotron a LONG time ago, THEY DIDN'T TAKE YOUR FUCKING SUGGESTION. Who the HELL do you think you are??

    Other points are solid though.
     
  8. Jon Snow

    Jon Snow asoiaf afaict

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    Don't be encouraging.
     
  9. Rekkr

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    We can hope that a few of the tracks will be short instrumentals. God I really hope they aren't trying to go mainstream.
     
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    +1 :cry:
     
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    Remember, My Arms Your Hearse had 9 tracks (11 including the bonuses). Still Life had 7. Blackwater Park had 7 (9 including the bonuses).

    P.S. Per sucks at keys. I could do better.
     
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    I'm really sure Opeth decided to make every song 6 minutes long.
     
  13. sweet majestic darkness

    sweet majestic darkness The Metal Mama

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    Well, it's better to be looking down to begin with I suppose. Then when the album comes out it will kick your as even harder. Iam looking forward to this album and have no negative feelings about it. I have enjoyed listening to every album that Opeth has released, and I'm sure they aren't going to dissapoint me on this one.
     
  14. cthulufhtagn

    cthulufhtagn stop. just....stop.

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    i've been listening to green carnation's "light of day, day of darkness" a bit recently, and they managed to incorporate some hammond into heavy parts and it sounds pretty cool to me. i have the utmost confidence in the 4...er, 5 opethians of the apocalypse.
     
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    Fuck Im sick of the "Are Opeth selling out" thread on this board, this shit should be locked.
     
  16. Jinn

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    I swear, if Opeth's new album sucks....
     
  17. Kenneth R.

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    5 horsemen so if one of em sleeps in they can still orchestrate destruction
     
  18. saut

    saut He who goes without pants

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    I don't think Opeth could possibly "sell out." I really don't think it's possible, unless we see a huge departure from albums past, which I doubt. Besides, this is only pointless speculation. None of us can say for sure how many "real" songs there are on the album or how long each one is.

    On the subject of song length, didn't Mike announce that there were 90-100 minutes of music before the recording? Even if they scrapped a bit of that, they could still fill an 80 minute CD to the brim, which with 9 songs gives us an average of ~8+ minutes. I'm assuming there will be one fairly short song (~2 minutes, like Patterns in the Ivy) and one song around 5 or 6 minutes (like Harvest or Benighted). Subtracting that 8 minutes of space leaves us with 72 minutes of 7 long songs, which would clock each of those in at just over ten minutes each.

    That, my friends, is how one should speculate.
     
  19. Ermz

    Ermz ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    It must be really discouraging for the guys to read this on their own forum.
     
  20. Arnold Layne

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    And thats the reason you should lock this thread.
     

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