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Akesson is terrific

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Arasmas, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Arasmas

    Arasmas New Metal Member

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    I never question anything Opeth does. As a fan of the band, I force myself to enjoy everything they record, even if my initial instinct tells me it's wrong. At first I thought that Akesson was not a good fit for Opeth, a very average guitarist, someone who didn't seem to understand the aesthetic of Opeth. But then I realized that I shouldn't judge any decision made my Akerfeldt & co. because what's the point in being critical? Why not just enjoy the music? I would love to meet up with Akesson over a scone and a cup of tea.
     
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    Noel Mexican Member

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    Agreed, with the other thread though.
     
  3. The Poona of Peshwa

    The Poona of Peshwa Blood Glutton

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    Are these the first two lines of some sort of raving fanboy creed?
     
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    Actually, considering the worries of many a member on this very board, I think Fredrik Åkesson deserves a lot of credit for what he has contributed thus far to Opeth - and I am sure there is much more around the corner (personally I had little worry of him joining the band, and I think anyone who heard Krux would have realized he is very adaptable).
     
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    Agreed
     
  6. Hox

    Hox Superiorly grim and kvlt

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    Hox youe Signature, makes me laugh and feel sick at the same time :lol:
     
  8. Bleakest Harvest

    Bleakest Harvest \m/Misanthropic Hippy\m/

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    You sound religious.
     
  9. Dante's Inferno

    Dante's Inferno Demon Of The Fall

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    "The Opeth fundamentalist". I don't see any problems in that philosophy, though. I mean, we're talking music, not blowing yourself up for the greater good. Now, that would would have gotten me worried.
     
  10. mexicola

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    He is obviously trying to be funny. He is the most critical and cynical member on this board at the moment.
     
  11. Hox

    Hox Superiorly grim and kvlt

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    Haha, he made a thread called "Åkesson is terrible," but it got deleted for trolling, I guess. So he made this alternative one.
     
  12. Savern

    Savern Dr. Death in training

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    He's a wanker and needs to be banned... He never provides anything constructive or interesting, and just insults people.
     
  13. Iki-ilkkuja

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    Hmm... well, obviously even Åkerfeldt can make wrong decisions about choosing players to the band, but I think Opeth has now two different in - terms of style - guitarists whereas they used to have two quite similar players. And as Åkersson is more precise about his playing, Opeth sounds tighter than ever.
     
  14. Hedon-

    Hedon- vic firth 2b

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    it really doesnt matter mike is doing everything
     
  15. Lenni

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    Not all of the solos, plus he wrote the one in Heir Apparent and provided the main riff to Porcelain Heart.
     
  16. Luann

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    You're still a cunt. :)
     
  17. Jackehh

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    Oh well all my hope of arasmas finally giving some credit to opeth was slowly fading away after reading first two lines of said name, and was completely shattered after reading the response of some people here.

    I do think åkesson is a great addition, his energy live and his solos are great. The heir apparent solo is simply amazing
     
  18. HemeHaci

    HemeHaci Ken Masters

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    Absolutely.
     
  19. Luann

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    :lol:

    edit: motion for this user to be banned.
     
  20. The Porcelain Eater

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    I agree.
     

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