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Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Slaydon, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Slaydon

    Slaydon Member

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    This is a question for Mike really. Have you considered using or adding a new instrument on the next album? Like a violin or a flute for instance? Rush added electric violin to a few songs in the 80's and I bet nobody would expect it to sound as good as it did. It just sounded so right, but only on certain songs I guess. So have you considered that?

    And what do you others think? I guess it would be rude not to ask for YOUR opinions.:lol:
     
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    Alex78 Fretbuzz Virtuoso

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    I'm totally against incorporating all sorts of instruments just because one may think it will somehow make a song more expressive. does not work for me.
     
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    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    Well considering Fredrik wants it to be br00tal, this would kinda detract from that.
     
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    rayden_ad The Pyrenean Country

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    An Opeth album with folk influences more "in your face" woud be amazing.
     
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    Alteredmindeath Wasteland Survivor

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    they added the oboe on Watershed.
     
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    Saxophone
     
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    One of the times I saw Opeth, after the gig a woman asked Mike if he was interested in adding a violinist. He thanked her and told her they were not really looking to do that.
     
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    When was that? I think it would be good for a ballad...something a'la Nightwish. Not that Opeth wanna sound like Nightwish, but it won't hurt either.;) Flute would be even better, especially considering Mike is nuts about Camel and that was their signature instrument in the early phase.
     
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    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    Opeth being like Nightwish wouldn't hurt? lol
     
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    Not for one song no. Ever heard of experimenting?
     
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    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    Eh they already experimented enough in that area with Coil.
     
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    I think it'd be a better idea if Opeth maybe played a one-night-only show with a wind ensemble or something. An orchestra would be too overpowering for Opeth, so a wind ensemble would be more subtle but still awesome. It also makes sense since a lot of wind instrumentation was incorporated into Watershed.
     
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    Well according to the guy on Roundhouse Tapes DVD the saxophonist was really good, so maybe he should play on the albums too. Opeth needz moar mellotronz!
     
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    I honestly think the one thing that would make Opeth even better is more Hammond organ solos courtesy of Per. Even in Watershed, the guy just doesn't get enough time under the limelight.
     
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    Yes, true. But the damn crowd seems to dislike him being there at all.:rolleyes: The dumbest part of them anyway.
     
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    Violin should never;
    a - electric
    b - be out of an orchestral setting while in a band.

    One of the reasons i cant like sleepytime gorilla museum.
     
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    Antyman En Ful Jävel

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    I'm into this whole thrash metal scene. so guitarguitardrumsvocalsbass ftw.
     
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    opeth be like nightwish :erk::erk::erk::erk::erk::erk::erk::erk::erk::erk::erk::erk::erk::erk::erk:

    truth is violin would probably go really well with some ballads
     
  20. i aint play this

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    lol what, did he actually say that somewhere?
     

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