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How did you all get into Opeth?

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by IanDork107, Sep 17, 2002.

  1. Gnuckell

    Gnuckell Honesty is underrated

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    A year ago my cousin playd me the BWP album, and i didn't really cared for it, as it was different from the music i used to listen to back then. Then some 6 months ago i got hold of Still life, and that was it. Eventually BWP grew on me, and now i have to listen to it every day. I'd say you need some patience to get into Opeth, and it's very well worth it.
     
  2. Ecto

    Ecto ...

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    my first album was morningrise...i bought it without listening before....i entered in the store and the album was on the table...i took a look and saw the songs lengths and shit...only five songs and it was not an ep...so, when i arrived home i really hated the album...after some weeks i payed more attetion to the songs to the lyrics and i said "hey, this is good!" and then a bought all the others in this order: orchid, still life, mayh and bwp.
     
  3. Static

    Static Manically depressed robot

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    My story is a simple one

    -I randomly decided to skim around a death metal review website, I skipped around random death metal band album reviews, bored. Then I clicked on Opeth, another band I assumed was more dreary death metal. The reviewer was cumming his pants over Orchid, Morningrise and My Arms, and I got interested from the sheer amount of praise he was giving Opeth. I browsed some more Opeth reviews, intruiged. After reading lots of good things, I went to the CD store, and listened to BWP, my 1st Opeth CD. Wondrous harmonies and growls swirled in my head.

    ....needless to say, obssessed since that beautiful first listen.
     
  4. 7 Dying Trees

    7 Dying Trees Bastard Albino Elf

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    My freind got me to listen to still life, and I wasn't really into it, then saw them at Wacken, thought it was damn cool, got transfixed by them, decided to give them another go, got still life, listened to it properly and went "cooool"
     
  5. Ermz

    Ermz ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    My mother bought me a copy of Revolver magazine :D. Anyway I looked through and I found this really nice looking scenic shot of this band that looked like 70s prog hippy style and thought 'dam that's gotta be Swedish'... and what do you know the key words in the article following the photo that caught my attention were 'progressive, metal, 10, minute, songs, sweden' etc. etc. and I just felt a real need to try the music with the way it was described... I really felt that just going by the description progressive music was the next step for me to take in terms of music listening... I got Blackwater Park from AudioGalaxy afterwards and NEVER looked back. It's still my favourite metal song of all time.
     
  6. Finnn

    Finnn ...for my demons

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    Back in 1994 around the time Orchid was released I read a tiny description for the cd in a mailorder catalogue.
    The catch phrase was something like "if you like Amorphis, you're going to like Opeth".
    Me being a huge fan of Amorphis' Tales of the thousand lakes ordered the CD without giving it a listen in the music store.

    I never regretted that decision. :)
     
  7. Cutter

    Cutter Fuck consensus reality

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    I got hooked the first time I heard them. My friend played In Mist to me one day and we both agreed, this was how metal should be. Angry and forthright yet honest and melancholic as well. I finally tracked down my copy of Orchid, and waited avidly for the release of Morningrise. I stopped listening to Opeth for a long time after MAYH came out, but have still purchased every album on the first day of its release since Morningrise. In fact, I think there was a long interval between MAYH and Still Life come to mention it. Anyway, I know its not the question, but these days, I pretty much love all of their albums.
     
  8. loudsilence

    loudsilence Empty

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    I was at the music store and I saw this cool cover, it looked dark and gloomy, gothic-like and I picked up Morningrise and have not looked back.
     
  9. demon talented

    demon talented enduring iconoclast

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    I heard about them from a number of people online. I had heard "Patterns In The Ivy" first, ironically, and it had not made an impression right away. One day, I played it out out the blue and my jaw nearly hit the floor. I d/led Harvest and loved that. I bought BWP, barely listened to it at first because of the death metal vocals. But after 5 listens or so, I was hooked. :)
     
  10. CablevisionSucks

    CablevisionSucks New Metal Member

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    Dark Tranquillity, then Opeth. A natural progression, don't you think? :)
     
  11. MadTinus

    MadTinus Language enthusiast

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    Around '94/'95 I was really into Underground stuff 'n all, read a lot of Underground magazines etc. which one time also featured Opeth. I read that they got signed to Candlelight because of a rehearsal tape (Opeth never recorded a demo) Ihsahn of Emperor gave to Lee of Candlelight. So if he signed the band based only on a rehearsaltape, they had to be good!

    So when I saw "Orchid" was released I took a quick listen in the store and on the first tones of "In Mist She Was Standing" I was hooked... The rest is history.
     
  12. Sargoth

    Sargoth Dimmans följeslagare

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    I read an article about them in a Swedish metal zine (Metal Wire), I checked them out and bought MAYH some weeks later...
     
  13. Sindustry487

    Sindustry487 Demon in Veins

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    Someone had told me to check out the song "Blackwater Park" because it was awesome he said. I downloaded it, after hearing it once I bought the album. Continued on from there.
     
  14. Till Fjalls

    Till Fjalls ¥¤ÆZµ

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    Back in the day, we had just recently gotten the internet in rural Newfoundland where i lived. I found out about mp3's (which by the way were encoded very crappily back then!!!) I never knew any extreme metal back then, only Death I guess. I found this online article about a band named Opeth. It was very unprofessionally written, and almst sounded like it was a friend of the band who had written it. I can remember something about them being on a patio, giong through a glass door or something (weird I know, I can only recall parts of it, like a dream...).

    So anyway, I decided to search the net (no napster or anything those days, just browsing through thousand's of pages of yahoo links...), and I managed to come across two very short samples from their new album: I got The intro to To Bid you farewell and The Night and The Silent Water (up until after the first clean singing section).

    I immediately ordered it online and was mesmerized by its' uniqueness when it finally arrived.

    And from there it all began. And MAYH was my first chance to anticipate an Opeth release, which might explain why I think it's so goddamn great!
     
  15. crimsonfloyd

    crimsonfloyd Active Member

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    I was on Amazon.com listening to samples and I was realy enjoying the samples of one of the albums (not sure which one) but I was toatly turned off by the screams. Never the less I downloaded the Moor. I loved it, and after a while I even loved the growls. Now Opeth are one of my favorite bands
     
  16. IcemanJ256

    IcemanJ256 Dark Overlord

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    I have pretty much the same story as TheLedTool. I heard patterns in the ivy, harvest, and to bid you farewell, (lool, i can still vageuly remember trying to download "to bid you farewell" on the old version of winMX, and having so much trouble, but i finally got it) and I bought Morningrise first (I actually didnt think it was bad or good at the time... it was too overwhelming)I remember TheLedTool saying how much he loved it and playing it every day..so that really made me want it ;) I got blackwater park soon after that, not liking the death vocals at first of course..:rolleyes: the rest is history.
     
  17. Blackhorse_Experience

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    I worked in a deli a couple years ago w/ this guy named John. At the time I was into crap like Korn and Manson. He introduced me to a whole new world of music. First he showed me Arcturus and other black metal. He also showed me MAYH which was the latest Opeth release at the time. I was like...this rocks! I've bought every album plus the deluxe of BWP. I loved them ever since the deli days. Thanks John!
     
  18. Spod2508

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    A mate of mine that's big into In Flames kept going on about Opeth so I picked up Blackwater and when I heard Bleak, I was hooked. I love acousticy stuff anyway but combining it with the really heavy stuff just gives me the best of both worlds :D

    :headbang: :headbang:
     
  19. Wolverine

    Wolverine New Metal Member

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    I first got into opeth right when MAYH came out! i heard great things about the band and decided to check it out. i was not disappointed after a few listens! i got a shit load of my friends into them as well!
     
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    When MAYH was realeased, I heard "April Ethereal" on a sampler, and I felt immediately in love with this song (which I still consider as the best Opeth song - even one of the best song ever written)
    My brother bought MAYH some days after, and I was really disapointed by this record, I found all other songs weak compared to April...
    I did not give up, and "Still Life" has really get me into Opeth :p
     

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