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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. Windowpane87

    Windowpane87 Member

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    Yeah you said it yourself, you need to grow up. ''Shit Thread'' again? You're definately pathetic. You are starting to amuse me. Continue.

    Shit Thread
    Would you like a medal?

    haha
     
  2. Mr. Bland

    Mr. Bland Hey look, its MR BLAND!

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    Agree somewhat, but let's just stop with the sarcastic comments and allow those threads to die off into page 2+ where hopefully they don't get resurrected.

    Then why continue your meaningless debate? Just stop and move on.
     
  3. BefriendedUnit

    BefriendedUnit They wear white for me

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    I direct you to the "edit post" feature. Also, to the "X" button on your browser window. By "Get out" I meant that I disagree wholeheartedly with the claim that Lopez's work on Still Life is "ordinary". I am sorry you needed to overreact, or felt threatened by my use of those two words. Also, do not PM flame me.
     
  4. Windowpane87

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    My initial reaction is to say Lopez hands down, but it really is only fair to wait another few albums to see how the 2 stack up. I've seen Opeth w/ Axe 2x now, and can say that he seems to play just about everything s.l...o....w..er than you'd expect. There is also a bit of attention to detail lacking in certain areas when he's playing older material.

    I like most of the drumming on Watershed however... I dig how restrained it is at times, and how up front it is in others. Also, although it's not really on this topic, I think the kit sounds a bit more 'natural' on this disc than GR did.
     
  6. Cyrosis

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    Natural? I'd have to disagree with ya, Watersheds drums (at least what I've heard so far) are particularly over compressed, and thats even comparing it to other metal albums, which are almost always heavy on gain reduction. I can say the kit has a bigger, more powerful sound, which is maybe what you are getting at, but that typically means less natural, as unprocessed drums will more often sound quite small, fairly weak, and extremly dynamic.

    2 cents.
     
  7. winters epilogue

    winters epilogue Senior Lurker

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    A year ago I would have said Lopez, but Axe has really proven himself both on the new album and live. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt especially considering how much he has improved playing Opeth songs. He can only get better (hell, just listen to the drumming difference between Nightmares Made Flesh and Unblessing the Purity...given time and the right music, he can really shine).
     
  8. Rogue Eagle

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    Axe is a worthy addition to Opeth but Lopez was part of the era of opeth's sound that I really dig.
     
  9. Frosties

    Frosties Blind @ heart

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    I imagined Hitler yelling this and I honestly laughed out loud...
     
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    +1.......I think they're both great drummers..it will be interesting to hear how Axe develops as Lopez did between MAYH and GR..
     
  11. SerenityNow!

    SerenityNow! *burp*

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    I don't know, man, the snare on the Roundhouse album sounds like a friggin' shotgun! He's got my approval...
     
  12. Cerberus III

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    I think Opeth still sounds like Opeth should sound.

    So I guess that means Axe is doing a damn fine job.
     
  13. Detric

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    I agree with those who say Axe is more solid and consistent while Lopez has more feel but is loose at times. But in Watershed, Axe is excellent...good feel and solid. But when he plays Lopez stuff, he messes up the Lopez touches that we all know and love. I seen him play live yesterday, and he still can't quite capture the Lopez magic.
     
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    Alteredmindeath Wasteland Survivor

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    Even people who are trying to defend axe know that lopez is the man. I love Nordin too, quality drummer.
     
  17. Nailed Reaper

    Nailed Reaper Rushan Moothaphookah

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    Axe is non-quality? Bwah!
     
  18. King Richard

    King Richard Against the wind...

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    I don't think Axe fits Opeth at all personally. A lot of the stuff he did on Watershed was just an imitation of Lopez with sloppier fills and unoriginal mellow drumming. Lopez is arguably one of the only drummers I've ever listened to that wasn't predictable in some fashion. Sure, he has his own unique style, but it constantly evolved and there was always a surprise right around the corner.
     
  19. Nailed Reaper

    Nailed Reaper Rushan Moothaphookah

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    Here's your opinion, guys: "HATE ALL NEW!!! LOVE ALL OLD!!!"
     
  20. Klämrisk

    Klämrisk A fucking swede

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    Where's the Gene Hoglan option?
     

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