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Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Opethian Samurai, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. To rid you disease

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    some people seem to think that shredding equals to bad no matter what. the mid tempo solo in lotus eater is imo extremely boring and possibly opeths worst, while I on the other hand think the heir apparent solo is great.
     
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    Nasty-Fire Discursion

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    Well I think shredding can be very good but it is very rare to hear shredding that has as much "feeling" as a solo like the one in Windowpane, for instance.
     
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    Exactly, that's not a blast beat, the riff is only a few seconds long, and I believe it builds tension beautifully to release with "Invisible King...". The drone (isn't that "palm-muted E drone" instead of "open E drone", btw?) simply sets up the next riff.

    (I still can't believe people get so hung up with a couple of 8-second sections)
     
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    Wasn't he planning to put out a solo record sometime in close future.
     
  5. Detective Clarence Beauregard

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    To be honest, while I love Symphony X and all, Romeo's guitar solos are my least favorite parts of many of their songs. Pinnella's keyboard solos have a much better choice of licks that don't drain the emotion of a song by traveling at 10,000 notes a second; the keyboard patches used are good, too, just like Per's in Opeth (and unlike Dream Theater's space-type shit as of recent).

    But that's beside the point. As you stated in your second paragraph, I applaud Opeth on their solos ACTUALLY FITTING the song's atmosphere. The overall feel of a song is far more important to me than all the guitar virtuoso tricks you can shove onto the fretboard. Has Mikael ever sweep picked in a solo? Who gives a shit, I say! I used to care a lot about technicality, but the more I listen to Opeth the more I realize that music is simply just not about that.

    I don't care if its technically not a blast beat - I still think it is out of place and that Opeth can do WAY better. And as far as the lyrics go, I could care less. Truthfully, Mikael does write great lyrics, and Heir Apparent, even with those few tormenting sections, is a decent song. But to me a great song depends on the music (and vocal melody) alone; if you can write a song with great music that is great even WITHOUT lyrics, you've done a great job.
     

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