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Watershed voted album of the year in Close-Up! (Bloodbath was #12)

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Vivören, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Vivören

    Vivören New Metal Member

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    Dans une meilleure maison que vous
    :kickass:

    And in an interview, Mike promised a new setlist for 2009! Burden and/or Hessian Peel will be played @ Close-Up Båten! :kickass::kickass::kickass:
     
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    Good for them.
     
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    BURDENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
     
  4. Original

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    Wow, no offence towards Close-Up, but best album of the year? There are like dussins and even tons of amazing albums out there. I always thought Close-Up ignored a lot of the astounding material and writes mostly about more popular bands, etc.

    Don't get me wrong, Watershed is a good piece of work, but i feel it's way too overrrated by the scene media in comparison to a lot of albums out there.

    However, Hessian Peel live sounds very promising. That song is my favourite one on Watershed. I figure i might head to Orebro and catch that gig, and hopefully they'll play that song there too.

    And congrats to Opeth.
     
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    Which albums do you like better?
     
  6. RoadKing

    RoadKing The Central Scrutinizer

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    Congrats to the 'Peth! :kickass:

    I wish they could've squeezed either Burden or HP into the last leg of the US tour, but then again, it gives me something to look forward to the next time, right?

    Nice to see the guys getting some of the media love they deserve. I'd disagree whole-heartedly that Watershed is "overrated" in any way, shape or form, though. It was easily one of the very best records of '08, and deserves all the accolades it receives!

    Nice one, guys! :headbang:
     
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    Decrepit Birth - Diminishing Between Worlds, one hell of an album.

    Origin - Antithesis

    Meshuggah - ObZen

    Gojira's - Way of All Flesh

    Cynic - Traced In Air

    and what about Terminal Functions - Measuring The Abstract, which i find a good debut. Then there is, Severed Savior and the new deeds Of Flesh.

    Yeah there are many albums out i feel deserve recognition, but the new Decrepit Birth would be my personal fav of this year. But as far as the list i am simply talking about the Close-Up list, cos i read their top 100 albums from 92-2008, and there were much good metal missing from there.

    But as far as my personal stand to watershed, i enjoy that album very much, i just think it's generally overrated in media.
     
  8. EkstatikParataxis

    EkstatikParataxis PanoramicLongRangeVertigo

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    Definitively an awesome piece of music!

    but Measuring... < Watershed at any time.
     
  9. Iki-ilkkuja

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    Hessian Peel would be awesome, but I don't understand this Burden thing. There's so many better Opeth songs around.

    Close-Up båten? Vad för en kryssning skulle det vore?
     
  10. grey knight

    grey knight Etheraven

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    I think Ayreon - 01011001 is the best album of the year, and propably the best album ever.
     
  11. RoadKing

    RoadKing The Central Scrutinizer

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    Hmmm... being as I've got some rare free time, I decided to download several selections from each of the bands you mentioned. Decrepit Birth is actually pretty good, some really good musicianship there, but all the endless blast beats really start to sound the same to me after a while, to the point of extreme monotony. Same with the vocals. Of course, that's one of the main reasons I prefer Opeth, I like a break from the non-stop Cookie Monster once in a while! That said, they can definitely play, and if you're looking for all-br00talz-all-the-time death metal, they're a pretty damned solid choice.

    I've got ObZen, and there's pretty much no break from the screaming there, either, although they do mix up their beats and come up with some monster grooves at times. These guys may be one of the most technically gifted bands on the planet, their level of musicianship is insane, but I've got to be in an especially pissed off mood to be able to listen to them for very long.

    I actually really dig Gojira, though. They do mix it up some at least, and for some reason, I just find them much more interesting and listenable for long periods of time than any of your other nominees.

    Origin... wow, I'm picking up on a pattern here... all blast beats, all the time. Again, excellent musicianship, difficult to tell one song from the next.

    Don't get me wrong, I like a good blast beat every once in a while, and I don't mind good death metal vocals, either, I just need more diversity in my music, although I completely understand that there are a large number of people such as yourself who just dig 24-7 br00tz. Nothing wrong with that, and to each his own, but I wouldn't say that Opeth is "overrated" compared to these bands, they're just different. I'd even go as far as to say it's really not even a legitimate comparison. Bloodbath would be much closer to that vein than Opeth is. Opeth has really never been an exclusively death metal band, and has always displayed a much wider sphere of influences than the other bands you mentioned, with far more prog, folk and straight-ahead metal flavors than any of them. Again, not that this necessarily makes them better (that's entirely subjective), just different. You dig the br00tz, nothing wrong with that, just understand that some people like a tad more diversity in their metal.

    Thanks for the entertaining listening suggestions and much-needed diversion, though! :headbang:
     
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    lol :lol:

    on a serious note, yeah, watershed isn't even close to top of 2008. nonetheless, grats to opeth.
     
  13. Holocaust on the Moon

    Holocaust on the Moon Temples of Syrinx

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    Listen to Cynic, it's a lot different than the other bands he mentioned.
     
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    ^The new Cynic album is actually quite good, I'd give four stars out of five.
     
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    Grats to Opeth.

    not my favorite album of the year but still good.

    I think Cynic's Traced In Air ran circles around it.
     
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    Opeth - Watershed is the 2nd best metal albnum of the year. Cynic - Traced in Air is the first one.
     
  17. philno

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    clearly you haven't heard the new enslaved, esoteric, meshuggah or bloodbath that all curb-stomp the living shit out of the new cynic?
     
  18. hexwind

    hexwind Creepiness Och Terrorism

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    ^ new cynic? u mean cynic new album or that they ARE NEW? lol
     
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    new album, it's a pretty obvious implication
     
  20. Para Bellum

    Para Bellum Frostbitten

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    Congrats to Opeth. I feel like Bloodbath's album should have been much higher though, if not the top spot.
     

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