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Anders Nordin / Martin Lopez / Martin "axe" Axenrot?

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by portluis, May 20, 2008.

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Best Opeth drummer?

  1. Anders Nordin

    9 vote(s)
    5.5%
  2. Martin Lopez

    124 vote(s)
    75.6%
  3. Martin "axe" Axenrot

    31 vote(s)
    18.9%
  1. portluis

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    Scotty86 Heir Apparent

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    From what I've heard so far, and having heard him live, I'd say Axe is an amazing addition to Opeth.. But it'll take more than one amazing performance to trump all that Lopez gave to Opeth.
     
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    Lopez is part of the opeth heritage, the legend, tales will be told in years to come about his rythm, skill, and general genuis! When we enter the post-apocalyptic world when all cd's and mp3's are fuckered his snare work will be heard blowing through the trees in the winter breeze, his name will be whispered in dimly lit cobble streets, hell, they might even name a burger after him at MCDonalds
    Now instore- The Lopez, a fitting tribute i think:headbang:
     
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    Lopez is better than Axe in Opeth. Axe is better at metal, but Lopez is the better drummer, Axe can't resist but whack the snare as hard as he can.
     
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    Cerberus III New Metal Member

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    Too bad they can't pull a DBZ and fuse together.

    Axenpez.

    Lopenrot.

    All drummer.
     
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    of course lopez.
     
  7. tchocky

    tchocky the evil pirate bloodnose

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    This. Also, I really like Axe's drumming in Opeth, but ultimately Lopez was perfect for Opeth.
     
  8. Stilgar

    Stilgar Berzerker

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    Where's the "all of the above" option?
     
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    Lopez has made such an impact on the band that he'll remain unique forever. However, Axe's work on Watershed has been nothing short of amazing so far. I had my doubts, being a big fan of Lopez' work, and I think his drums really added a lot. Especially albums like Damnation. But Axe is one hell of a drummer, he's proven that he can do the metal stuff long ago, and from what I've heard of Watershed, he can do the proggy/jazzy stuff as well. No doubt he was the right choice for the band.
     
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    FRUGiHOYi "Since 1981"

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    I haven't heard Watershed yet and I'm sure Axe does some excellent work, but I doubt it will be superior to Lopez's. He's my favorite drummer.
     
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    I think Anders was perfect for the style that Opeth played on Orchid and MR.
     
  13. Whisper and Weep

    Whisper and Weep Awaken from the Miasma...

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    Lopez without a doubt. Axe is a phenomenal drummer but... Lopez was just out of this world tbh.
     
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    Lopez all the way...miles and miles more "feel" than Axe
     
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    I voted for Axe. His drumming on Watershed is incredible, and I prefer the drum production (not that it really has anything to do with him). Lopez had incredible feel, but on CD I don't think he ever shone as much as Axe has on Watershed. I wish GR had the production values of WS, and wasn't so quantized...
     
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    agreed. lopez was better on studio albums i think, with the 'feel' aspect of playing. but tempo wise and just the overall solidness of playing, axe wins. he's so much more precise with fills than lopez was. lopez tended to speed through fills and pick up the tempo a lot, while axe is much more solid.

    so by feel alone, lopez wins, but axe wins for being more solid
     
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    Nightmare_Heaven Death Disco

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    The McBass Burger with cheese, spicy jalapenos, and win.
     
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    I have a great deal of respect for Lopez but I think Axe is better live mostly because of the way he plays.
     
  20. BefriendedUnit

    BefriendedUnit They wear white for me

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