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Favourite Opeth Solo/ Most Difficult Solo

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by BlackRoseImmortalWaterPark, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. BlackRoseImmortalWaterPark

    BlackRoseImmortalWaterPark Black Ros Mortal!! METAL!

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    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
     
  2. AllYourWordsAreMisgiven

    AllYourWordsAreMisgiven New Metal Member

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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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    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.
     
  4. Ermz

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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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    Carta's Carta's > Sex

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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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    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.
     
  8. xDetonatorx

    xDetonatorx Experimental Guitarist.

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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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    Frosties Blind @ heart

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    It would be better if I could actually HEAR it...
     
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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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    when is not hard actually but i like peter work in it very much..
     
  12. duncang

    duncang Ultimate-Guitar Reviewer

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    My favourite is the clean one in Bleak. That section should have been so much longer.
     
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    all_sins_undone New Metal Member

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    that short section in bleak is the highlight of the song
     
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    holy mother of long usernames...
     
  15. Mr. Bland

    Mr. Bland Hey look, its MR BLAND!

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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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    Sorry, I actually meant White Cluster.
     
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    DarkGift ov Doom

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    Ah, I never understood the lyrics, but now I see :)
     
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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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    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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    HoursOfDebt Perfect Tantrum...

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    i could not agree with you more.
     

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