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Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by duvix, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. BefriendedUnit

    BefriendedUnit They wear white for me

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    Yeah dude, the "YOUuuuu are" kicks ass. I can't believe they only did it once.

    I love the placement of "sold to... die"!

    If I have any complaint, it's that the song is TOO SHORT!!!
     
  2. Romeo.jr

    Romeo.jr can't touch this

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    So I just listened to this for the first time and I can't stop laughing.

    This song is so good. Holy fuck.

    The SW riff fits in the song so perfectly. The whole thing is like a glove for my brain. Hard to explain, but there it is :loco:
     
  3. bahadur

    bahadur The Only Uzbek Opethian.

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    Yeah man, I am gonna listen to it until I get the album.:heh:
     
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    i've listened to the song 5 times since i downloaded it
    i just can't believe how great this and porcelain heart both sound
    can't wait for june 3
     
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    When the electric kicks in at the end of the interlude (5:10) it takes me back to the dungeons of Diablo I. It's hard to describe, but the song is remarkably good.
     
  6. Korlich

    Korlich So Judah fucked it up

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    Actually your right ken dunno I just had to get use to the blast beats, now its already better. I just think my expectations based on reviews that this had the same emotive feel as SL are wrong.
     
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    Are you sure? That's around the time the keyboard part comes in. That part doesnt seem very SW to me. Unless you are talking about the riff at 5:15, because that kind of does remind me of Cossacks Are.

    The part with the talking reminds me of Scott Walker alot. Cue comes to mind.
     
  8. Albatros

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    Axe is nice
    Lopez was amazing imo
     
  9. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    This song proves Axenrot rules. Lopez was a horsefucker. That is all. :D
     
  10. Hybrid_Child

    Hybrid_Child Majesty

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    They should have moved the Nintendo riff even further and played it with crushing metal guitar. Other than that I have no complains.

    Great song. I love the "You are stuck in a pit of confusion, changing and waiting and seeking the truth of it all" part.

    I have no doubt that Watershed will be amazing now. As if I ever had.
     
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    do you consider yourself a horse?:loco:
     
  12. Godhead59

    Godhead59 Dim Sam

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    You know, I really don't get it. Why is Axe just "okay"? I mean, listen to the damn songs. The man can bang on a drumkit, no doubt about it. The drumming on TLE really reminds me of Lopez's work on MAYH, which is one of his highlights imo.
    Axe is great.
     
  13. bahadur

    bahadur The Only Uzbek Opethian.

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    Axe for me is Bonham of our time.
     
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    Lets just say Axe has exceeded expectations...
     
  15. chrisdoig24k

    chrisdoig24k Boom King

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    Forefather
    Not really soft though.
     
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    There's so much to like here. The "nintendo" part sounds like Chick Corea to me, btw. So far, this album kicks ass!
     
  17. EkstatikParataxis

    EkstatikParataxis PanoramicLongRangeVertigo

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    I love axe´s drumming... imo he took lopez´s style and developed it even a bit further. I even think he has a greater diversity than lopez. Cause he goes from the ambient groovy druming up to extreme blast beats, but still keeping it opeth. (Slow fat doublebass action, 6/8 claves, nice cymbal-action,...)
    Which is a good thing cause Opeth is a music full of contrasts and as you can hear these contrasts are even stronger on Watershed. The soft parts are even softer than ever (1 lonely blues-solo-guitar) and the hard parts are harder than ever (BLASTBEATS). (You can apply that contrast-thing to nearly every facette of the Watershed sound [of what could be heard so far])
     
  18. pyr0rrzzz

    pyr0rrzzz but still so precious...

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    The jazzy "Nintendo" part reminds me of Liquid Tension Experiment...
     
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    in_my_time_of_disease Whipping Post

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    lol nintendo. Perhaps some Mario Kart 64 inspiration?
     
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    Gëist Metal n00b

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    I failed >_< I listened to the first 20 seconds on the roadrunner page, then closed it.

    Hopefully I can't remember the melody. It just reminded me of how it's like to discover new songs from a band one love.
    I don't care if it's better of worse than the previous albums, it's just Opeth.

    (Weird "mmmm"s by the way, I like it ^^ )
     

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