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Standout bass lines in Opeth

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Slunk, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Winter Millenium

    Winter Millenium Den mörkaste utav de alla

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    According to Farfalla, i think it was that he had made a new record deal contract and when the new record company wanted to have all the numbers from candlelight mike fired him because farfalla found out that the band had been receiving royalties but mike kept them all to himself.
     
  2. wut wut

    wut wut ROADS ICY ROADS

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    The little skip-sounding fill at the start of "Nectar"! Always gets me pumped for the song ahead!
     
  3. Slaydon

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    The jazzy ones in Ghost of Perdition. And of course Blackwater Park, after the 8 minute mark.:kickass:
     
  4. Hox

    Hox Superiorly grim and kvlt

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    I almost forgot the bassline in Requiem, it's fucking awesome. It's the most technical bass solo I have ever heard in my entire life.
     
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    Though very simple, I love the bassline in the beginning of Atonement. It's so chill and beautiful.
     
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    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    The first parts of Black Rose Immortal (If I remember correctly the part right after the first acoustic section has some pretty sweet bass) are probably my favorite Opeth bass part; Wreath, that part in The Twilight is My Robe, Blackwater Park, and lots of parts in Damnation are cool too.
     
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    Coil anyone?
     
  8. Jackehh

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    hm I frequently have troubles hearing basslines except for perhaps on Watershed. The "funky" part in the lotus eater has a bass that really stands out for me. Also, there was some song frm SL that had amazing bass (except for face of melinda, of course) I think it was white cluster... Eh, I better check that out :erk:
     
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    I've always thought DeFarfalla is underapreciated. That crazy solo in Advent, after 9 minutes-wow! Not many bassists could pull that off, not rock bassists anyway.
     
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    deliverance is perfectly audible. same with still life. you have to know how to find the tone. of course it's not audible in the way that it's up front in the mix and overpowers everything else, but it's still perfectly there and audible.

    and I was actually wrong about the mix on bwp, I thought it was buried but after listening to it again it's fine.

    best playing is tbh damnation. he's groovin a lot there.
     
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    robitalico Argentine Thrasher

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    To Rid The Disease is so fuckin awesomeeeee, the jazz part in The Lotus Eater and The Grand Conjuration :worship:
     
  12. Nasty-Fire

    Nasty-Fire Discursion

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    Yeah it's pretty clear, I think the bass can't sound better...well it's my perception of a good bass sound. But sure, you can't always hear clearly what's played. Anyway, some great parts on Blackwater Park like I said. In The Drapery Falls, Bleak and Blackwater Park, especially.


    VVV Why would we...? :rolleyes:
     
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    I cant believe you guys havent mentioned the chorus to Harlequin Forest
     
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    i dont know exactly what or how or whatever, but i kinda feel that the bass is too high volumewise on bwp while the mix allows the bass to be just as audible on GR (and sound better when not as up front kicking ure balls for attention). but yea, i know nothing about mixing so it might just be something ive made up.
     
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    woah is this true?!?! Mike :ill: what the hell
     
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    Hox Superiorly grim and kvlt

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    That's DeFarfalla's side of the story. Ask Mike and he will tell you a different story.
     
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    from what i read in the email conversation someone here had with defarfalla after tracking him down he seems to be quite a douche.
     
  18. Xarthaz

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    read it the 6 page thread right? he just seems to be an ego-guy like mikael, and two egos were too much for the band so they clashed and mikael won the battle
     
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    AnTz0r Crimson King

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    +1 (a trail of sickness...)
     
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    AnTz0r Crimson King

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    whether you think he is a douche based upon that "email-interview" i did with him you have to decide for yourself, but to people like hox and winter milennium: don't lay words into his mouth please. he did NOT mention the royalty situation in the interview and i never found another source for that rumour, other than a hint from mikael. nothing as specific as what is mentioned here. if a source is there, reveal it. if not, stfu. i dont expect there is one, considering he wasn't available to the public eye since he left the band.

    http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/...-happened-johan-defarfalla-3.html#post5866162
     

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