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Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by The Ozzman, Jul 30, 2008.
I can listen to Thin Lizzy all day long and never get tired of them. After finally giving them the time of day a year ago I immediately grew obsessed.
I don't think anything touches Thin Lizzy, for me I guess I can only say that as far as the listening experience goes that' it's a bloody good good time and an emotional one as well.
The Deadfly Ensemble An Entire Wardrobe of Doubt and Uncertainty
Loving this. Reminds me of Sopor Aeternus when she's not being uber gothic.
Fuck, this shit is awesome.
Next level symphonic metal. This was the surprise of 2015 for me.
I'm in a mood, I suppose.
I've probably listened to this more than anything else the past couple of weeks after it collected dust for about 2 years. Although Ghost Reveries is my absolute favorite by them , this album, to me, is almost the perfect sum of what the band was about back then.
it has its great moments and awful moments, like most opeth albums. steven wilson has never positively affected anything in his life though, and that album is no exception. they clearly peaked with MAYH for me.
it's better than the new rhapsody of fire, i take it? may check that one out.
Like....no way man.
Morningrise is their best IMO, sure the songwriting is a mess overall, but it has the best individual moments I think. Parts of it remind me of Final Fantasy 7.
Enslaved - Vikingligr Veldi
This is sometimes overlooked in terms of the Norwegian scene I've noticed, but for me it is among the elite.
Yeah, that's their best album. I really like everything they did through Damnation though. After that it's spotty..
Jill Funerus is in the ICU apparently. She was in for surgery related to her cancer battle and took a turn for the worse..
The new CULT album 'Hidden City' is fantastic. Sounds even better when you pay for it.
Still Life and Blackwater Park are the best Opeth albums by far.
It's easily the best release with the Rhapsody name on it if you ask me. Starapoli just can't match Turilli for songwriting, scope and skill. Like him or laugh at him, but Turilli is reaching new levels with his writing and arrangements. A great talent. It's also a lot less cheesy than the sword and sorcery schtick of old.
Blackwater Park was their 'Black Album' basically. Steven Wilson was their Bob Rock.
Edit: And I mean this in a negative sense.
Opeth's first two albums are actually kind of neat and have a unique sound. My Arms, Your Hearse has the distinction of having the best album title in their entire discography (which is unfortunately not a merit of Opeth's creativity as it is ripped directly from another source), and has some ambitious moments on it.
Other than that, they're one of the most banal bands that I've ever heard.
Also, it's a little known fact that Blackwater Park is the name of the main estate in Wilkie Collins's 1860s masterpiece novel 'The Woman in White'. I think there was a 70s prog band who were also called Blackwater Park, which is where Opeth got the name from, but I presume this prog band were fans of Wilkie Collins. The curious part of all this is that, while Collins was massively famous during the Victorian era and basically besties with Dickens, he's really not that well known today. Which is a pity because 'The Woman in White' is a haunting classic!
I've always loved this album, very emotional and depressing. Too bad they never really made anything nearly as good after this imo.