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Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by JFREDSKINS, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. JFREDSKINS

    JFREDSKINS New Metal Member

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    I am new to Opeth. I have heard a few songs (Blackwater Park, Closure, Porcelain Heart)...please tell me their best five songs.
     
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    (Unintentional?) Troll.
     
  3. Luann

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    Blackwater park in it's enterity
     
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    Entire discography.
     
  5. Blackwater Demon

    Blackwater Demon Using Cold Words

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    start with my arms your hearse
     
  6. Purple Haze

    Purple Haze Left To Rot

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    Moonlapse Vergo and the Willow tree are the best ones
     
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    |55555| New Metal Member

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    Get the whole Still Life album.
     
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    As you know doubt already know 'best' is entirely subjective. Some fans prefer the rawer sound of their formative late 90's stuff, others the more recent material that is polished and produced.

    You really can't go wrong with something from the middle years: Still Life, Blackwater Park, or Deliverance would each be great albums to start with.
     
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    Best 5 songs? Hard to do... but I will accomplish this task.

    1. Godhead's Lament - Nothing compares.
    2. Blackwater Park - Unbelievable breakdown and accomplishments of the highest tier. Don't even try to reckon with this.
    3. Moonlapse Vertigo - Unexplainable, that's how amazing it is.
    4. Deliverance - Listen to it. Period.
    5. BTPISIO - Listen, Learn, and realize.

    That's all I have to say.
     
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    Every Opeth song is the best song.
     
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    I say definitely get Damnation for their heavy, intense stuff. :)
     
  12. Bucu

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    five? Morningrise ;d

    the essence of opeth ;]
     
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    Nearly impossible to say, but try these:

    Demon of the Fall
    Godhead's Lament
    Deliverance
    The Drapery Falls
    Blackwater Park
     
  14. wut wut

    wut wut ROADS ICY ROADS

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    Opeth albums are made to listen the whole way through. Skipping tracks and popping in a disc to hear just one specific song isn't something that I do with them.

    Get a whole album.

    My Arms, Your Hearse: If you like really brutal stuff.
    Watershed: If you're looking for a more mellow experience, but still want it to be metal.
    Damnation: If you want something entirely mellow.
     
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    The best albums are:

    Still Life
    Blackwater Park
    Ghost Reveries


    Choose one and start.
     
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    Chri5peed New Metal Member

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    Get entire albums. Single song listeners are gay.
     
  17. Sad Madrigal

    Sad Madrigal Happy

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    Their best 5 songs:

    5.When
    4.When
    3.When
    2.When
    1.When

    :headbang:
     
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    Welcome to Opeth! As you can tell, there is no agreement between Opeth fans as to best song and best album. Just check the older threads. Although (also, as you can tell) practically all fans would agree that Opeth albums are meant to be listened to from beginning to end, at least when you first start listening to them. Once you start listening, you'll see why.

    Personally, I think that Ghost Reveries is a good place for a beginner to start. It's a great album (Despite the fact that it gets bashed here a lot) and is probably their most accessible. As mentioned earlier, My Arms Your Hearse is their most brutal and intense. Damnation is their "mellow" album and good if you like the softer sound of Opeth (all clean singing and it has that laid back 70's vibe). My own personal favorite is Still Life. It and MAYH are their two concept albums.

    Aw screw it, ALL of their albums are good. Although I wouldn't start off with Orchid. It's good, but you can tell that they haven't quite matured yet as a band. Just pick one and enjoy. Warning: They become extremely addictive.
     
  19. Nightmare_Heaven

    Nightmare_Heaven Death Disco

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    I'd have to say in my experience the best are Morningrise and MAYH. I've never found myself being bored with those two, despite occasionally being "meh" towards the others.
     
  20. SeViMeTaL

    SeViMeTaL OpEtH AddiCtEd...

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    in my time of need,grand conjuration,demon of the fall...you should listen all of their albüms :D by the way welcome
     

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