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Alexi Laiho vs Roope Latvala

Discussion in 'Children Of Bodom' started by ZOMG_A_COW, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. <Arcane>

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    It's easy to tell who plays which solo in Sinergy cause Alexi plays nearly all major solos while Roope's playing minor stuff (Like in ISOYG or MM). I think that I can play partly better solos in some songs than Roope (e.g. Roopes Solo in ISOYG is nothing really good).
     
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    I'm sorry but I think you went waaay to over the top with that :lol: Sure, you may like Alexi's solos better, but Roope's are great too, and the guy has definitely almost or as much chops as Alexi.
     
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    No no, I know that he's a way better guitarist tehn I am but I also think that you don't have to be much creative to make such solos like the one in ISOYG... but to be honest: I'm sure I can make better solos for a lot of songs and that has nothing to do with arrogance or so. You just have to listen to Mitch and Alex'S solos in their songs and forum jams. I like them all more then most of Roopes solos... so what I've heard from Roope's solos and compare them with what I've heard from Mitch or Alex and Alexi I would say Roope: 4 Mitch, ALex, me 5/6, Alexi 10

    Edit: OK, I think Roope can be as creative as Alexi and some of his solos are great (IYWPPFW, a few Sinergy songs)but he don't show it in most of his solos....
     
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    zirkonflex You name it

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    Id say Roope is and was better, Alexi claims that himself, calling him the "best finnish metal guitarist of all time".
    In the 90's Alexi used to rock, but he had a period where he simply sucked ass (after AYDY, when he was always "sick" when he played stuff for DvD's and such, especially Wacken 08), but nowadays he kicks ass again.
    Roope is a way more reliable Oldschool guy who simply rocks at the guitar, and he is atleast always able to play his own stuff.
    But as I said, dont go nuts on me, Alexi has gotten better again and everything seems alright.

    I know youre gonna be :OMG:
     
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    ^About Alexi calling him the best finnish metal guitarist of all time, even if Alexi thinks it (which we can't KNOW) it's not really true. As much as I prefer Roope or Alexi over him, e.g. Jari from Wintersun, as a guitarplayer, pretty much kicks their asses (talking about guitarplaying skill, which is the only objective thing). About reliability, sure Alexi had his "not so good time", but it did follow a series of injuries and he did get back in shape (take last European tour as example, where his playing was pretty much flawless). And then Roope, well, let's say that his BFH live solo isn't the tightest solo on earth. Not discrediting Roope, I do like the guy and wouldn't say any of them is better.

    @Arcane: Although I really like Mitch's and Alex's solos and your Kantry song (which btw is the only thing I've heard of you that it's not cover, you should post something more man, that one rocked!), I think Roope's job on solos both in Sinergy and Stone and the few he's done in Bodom (BFH one e.g. rocks imho) are pretty good and creative. Still like Alexi more or some particular solos by Mitch or Alex, but it's easier to be creative when you just have to be creative for one spot, and Roope has recorded a lot of solos during his career.
     
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    Jari kicks besaically everyones ass, hes out of the decision :D
     
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    Jari pretty much rapes everyone musically now days. The first time I heard battle against time i went:OMG:

    He also has incredible tone, such as in Beyond The Dark Sun.

    Honestly the competition between Roope and Alexi is just dumb though.
    The solo in Twilight of The Thunder God Has been better than any solo alexi has put out in the past few years in my opinion, but that doesn't mean Roope is suddenly a better guitarist. Kissing The Shadows still to this day is one of my favorite songs of all time (it sucks they won't play it live, but I'm not even going into that considering how sloppy it was in seoul).

    Both of them have wrote great music and every musician has there weak areas. It's how they use what they are good at to make music (actual music, not "sports-shredding") that really counts, and I think both of them have done enough to where this competition makes no sense.:kickass:
     
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    Yeah, you're right. This thread makes no sense. Most say Alexi, a lot Roope, the rest you can't compare them. I have to agree that Jari is definitely better than both but I also have to say that I have never heard a solo which is better than Alexis solo in Downright Dominate (playing, tone) . Neither any of Jaris solos nor Roopes Amon Amarth solo.

    About KTS... I thought they've played KTS during one of their last shows (Rock Hard Festival)?
     
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    I love Roope's midnight madness solo :lol:
     
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    Yep they played KTS in Rock Hard IIRC, and about Seoul, I don't think it was that sloopy, actually I think it's awesome. It can't be easy to pull KTS live.
     
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    I'm sure it isn't, but even so, I love alexi and all, and i respect him as a musician, but there was alot of fuckups in the seoul performance. Especially in that last outro sweep. That's my favorite part of the song and it got butchered :erk::erk::erk:

    Is there any new vids up of them playing it live?
     
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    I haven't found any good ones yet but I'm interested in it too.

    Have something to add about Jari.... After I've listened to the album again I have to say that he's a great guitarist but he won't kick Roopes and Alexis ass. Alexi is definitely a better songwriter than Jari and Jaris solos are a mix of Herman Li's and Petri Lindroos. They're fast as hell but not as melodically as Alexis.

    Btw. any news for the new Wintersun album?
     
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    Late 2010 I'd say,he's completely fucked,he's run out of studio time,cancelled
    all summer gig dates,no money to record,not enough ram on his computer,
    the album won't fit on a commercial disc because its to long,still has to make a live version/mix of the album for the keys and orchestras and rehearse with it,the list is endless:(
     
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    Listen the solos(4:07/5:30) of Death and the Healing....
    This is a one of the most awesome solo I've ever heard!
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    In my opinion, there is no better guitarists/songwritters.....It's only a matter of preference!

    :kickass:to
    Jari Mäenpää,Roope Latvala,Alexi Laiho
     
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    Yep, indeed he has a shithole in there :lol: And as Wintersun share with COB their tendency to post as few news as possible (Bodom cover album details are nowhere to be found besides Blabbercrap but the album can already be preordered in some stores) we know nothing about it.

    EDIT: Got postjumped.
     
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    Are you kidding?!?
    How pathetic!
    I still don't know why he left Ensiferum... to start Wintersun? To make one album in 5 years or so?


    mehh - this post goes to Irenicus ^^^
     
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    No, he's not kidding :lol: Album is extremely long, he went so far with orchestrations and shit that the session files are so big and stuff that his pc couldn't handle it so he had to ask the label for a better one, he's been in the studio forever, and he has to program all the live tracks with the keys and all that stuff, since Wintersun's live lineup is just 2 guitars, bass and drums.
     
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    A guy from the wintersun forum haves made this:
    [​IMG]
    :lol:
     
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    :lol: Kind of happens. But it all comes to the same point: Jari has too much porn in his computer :p
     
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    hahahahaha that wintersun strip is epic!!!!!!!!!!

    The first wintersun album took like 6 years to make,and ensiferum only released 2 albums over 10 years with jari,
    I thinh he's just a perfectionist,its like chinese democracy except it will actually be good
     

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