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Another Lackluster Video...A Burden for Opeth to bear...

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Opethian Samurai, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Crepuscularia

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    The problem with treating this, and all Opeth videos, strictly as promotional tools is that they don't even accurately represent the band. These videos represent compromise and that is not what Opeth is about. I understand where everyone is coming from with the opinion that these videos are just supposed to serve as gateways to discovering the band's music and nothing more, but plenty of bands have proven that a video can both serve as a promotional tool AND be an artistic statement that complements the song. None of the Opeth videos do this, IMO.
     
  2. Holocaust on the Moon

    Holocaust on the Moon Temples of Syrinx

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    It's the best video they've done so far.
     
  3. Mr Samsara

    Mr Samsara Misanthropic Moderator

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    Kind of like your post. I lost interest almost immediately, you had nothing of value to add, and it was boring and repetitive.
     
  4. To rid you disease

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    considering it has to compete with grand conjuration, harvest and porcelain heart, do you rly think that is something to brag with? i gotta say that i prefer watching peter eating cookies and mendez smoke over the burden vid :eek:
     
  5. philno

    philno New Metal Member

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    lol that's like saying getting a flu is awesome because it's better than cancer
     
  6. in_my_time_of_disease

    in_my_time_of_disease Whipping Post

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    :lol:
     
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    Just use the ignore on me and you don't have to get so upset and cry everytime I say something negative abut Opeth.
     
  8. in_my_time_of_disease

    in_my_time_of_disease Whipping Post

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    ^lol moderators don't ignore you they just ban you.
     
  9. Heir Apparent

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    I am really tiered of the bitching over these videos. Mike a nd the band have made it abundantly clear that they don't have a vision of what Opeth looks like visually and they don't really care about these videos. These videos are a promotional tool used by Roadrunner to sell more records, Opeth have a contractual obligation to release singles and accompanying videos. As long as Opeth continue to release quality music I couldn't give a rats ass what the videos look like. Shit Thread.
     
  10. ever dying

    ever dying Forlorn Faeces!

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    Its an awesome clip..
    Great director ofcourse..
    Too bad they once again cut off the song..
     
  11. Katatonic89

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    NO LESBIANS!?!?!?!? WHAT THE FUCK!!!!????

    Per looks awsome and Martin looks like Jesus!

    It was something that always was missing from Per... Now we know what!
     
  12. Dammnare

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    Better than Porcelain Heart and TGC videos.

    At least there are no Batman or Lesbians.
     
  13. MixGrafix

    MixGrafix Dulce Et Decorum Est

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    They should let the fans make a video for the song..... a contest, and first prize is a PRS Guitar.
     
  14. Mr Samsara

    Mr Samsara Misanthropic Moderator

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    You know better than that. I'm not going to ignore anyone. I'm not going to ignore your first trolling post, and I'm not going to react to your above quoted ignorant/trolling post. I don't know what's up your ass, but take care of it. It's making you act out of character.
     
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    I enjoyed Porcelain Heart because it was completely according to the song and I could envision the emotion as it related to the events that transpired in the video. I didn't get so much the connection to it in Burden, a very well put together ballad. I would have been happy if the shots were of the band playing in the empty theatre because it symblolises that which is Opeth... the love of the music, which is the only thing that really matters. I was just confused by the other characters and don't see its connection to the characters in Porcelain Heart, and even moreso frustrated at the chopping of the intro/end of the song. But well spoken of Mikael to explain the editing, and I understand. I respect their decision to be very pleased with the work, and I just can't help but feel that there is something better out there to give it a grander sense of emotion/justice...

    always and evermore
     
  16. Vivören

    Vivören New Metal Member

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    It's their best video so far, but that doesn't it's good. In fact, it doesn't mean anything at all.

    The 'Peth boys should pull a Tool and stay out of their vids all together me thinks.
     
  17. antipunx13

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    ^lol the band shots in their videos are the only thing that makes them remotely interesting.
     
  18. Vivören

    Vivören New Metal Member

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    ^ Fail phail feyl.

    lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol but srsly
     
  19. antipunx13

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    It's true...without the band shots, the videos are just some random masked dude, a chick, a snake, the dude from Akercocke, and shitty Hot Topic clothes. Putting the band in the videos makes the videos less shitty :fact:
     
  20. Wander

    Wander 10+2=6

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    The video was ok, but is missing some swords, a dragon, fake snow plus a wind machine.
     

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