This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Ark ?

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Ivanohe, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. Ivanohe

    Ivanohe sfgnsfgjrgjqfh

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2002
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    france
    I've read great comments about this band and I'm planning to buy their albums.
    I'd like your opinion , what you guys think about ARK ?:confused:

    thanx !
    ;)
     
  2. stargazer

    stargazer Skyfire wants you!

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2001
    Messages:
    801
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Lund, Sweden
    Burn the sun is an amazing album!!
     
  3. Demonspell

    Demonspell cheating the polygraph

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2001
    Messages:
    15,353
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    dead between the walls
    Agreed...how a band largely composed of Yngwie sidemen (not taking away from their individual talents, the guitarist and drummer are awesome) could have produced something this good is a feat in itself. This album has one quality that I wish were true of all prog albums: every song sounds different.
     
  4. Thorns of Sorrow

    Thorns of Sorrow My pic is squished

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2002
    Messages:
    5,287
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    New York City
    why does the singer wear corpsepaint live? is what always wanted to know heh
     
  5. Prophetix

    Prophetix Devon killed Buddy

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2001
    Messages:
    200
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Dawlat elBa7rain
    Ark is good. Their singer is fucking amazing. I got to know them coz their singer sang for Beyond Twilight and I was AWED by the fucking awesome singing he did! Esp. in that song "Perfect Dark". Some of the greatest most talented vocal singing I've heard since Bruce Dickinson!
     
  6. Hobo

    Hobo Señor Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2002
    Messages:
    1,866
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Kata-land
    Pardon a stupid swede..
    i do hope it is not the swedish pop band The Ark you are talking about?? just that i have never heard of any other ark.
     
  7. blakmetalemp

    blakmetalemp Armed to the teeeettthhh!

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2001
    Messages:
    8,004
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Ark with Jorn Lande. Great band, great vocalist.
     
  8. Kushantaiidan

    Kushantaiidan SPASIBA AX.

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    15,079
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
    Ark rocks my jox.

    That is all./..
     
  9. AxXiZ

    AxXiZ Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2001
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    I don't really like their album, it's completely unoriginal though I have to admit it's well made. But the songs are really nothing special, there's nothing to explore and to discover in that music.
     
  10. Don Corleone

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2002
    Messages:
    11,587
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Istanbul, Turkey
    what do they play? where are they from?
     
  11. Mikael Åkerfeldt

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2002
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Stockholm/SWEDEN
    They're one of my newfound faves!
    I pretty much dislike everything that has a neo-prog touch, but Ark has something the other bands don't have, which is one of the best vocalists I've ever heard. And I must admit, without Landes vocals I guess it wouldn't affect me at all. He's like a cross of all the greats : Coverdale, Dio, Cornell, and Staley. Musicwise, much of it is typical 80´s metal or progressive metal, but they have a darker (Scandinavian?) touch which I like. Some songs has rather diverse influences, like you rarely see in their genre...Björk, Nicolai Dunger or even Latin music.

    He used to be with Company of snakes which is a Whitesnake kinda tribute band featuring Micky Moody and Bernie Marsden etc (Old Whitesnake members). I tell ya, at times you can't tell the difference from Lande and Mr. Coverdale himself.

    Mike
     
  12. ProgMetalFan

    ProgMetalFan In the attic

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2002
    Messages:
    4,634
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    PITTSBURGH
    "Burn The Sun" is one of my favorite albums of all time! A startling, original release!
     
  13. Collapse Generation

    Collapse Generation Son Of November

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2002
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Norway
    Someone said Ark is unoriginal.

    I personally find them original as hell.

    Ark rules, easy as that. Get both Burn the Sun and their
    self titled debute album.

    They are working on their 3rd album as we speak.
     
  14. ProgMetalFan

    ProgMetalFan In the attic

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2002
    Messages:
    4,634
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    PITTSBURGH
    Can't wait for that!
     
  15. Dryad of the Woods

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2002
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    yeah Burn the Sun is awesome record!! get it!
     
  16. Lordenlil

    Lordenlil FROST

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2002
    Messages:
    5,047
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Norway
    Gonna see Jorn live soon. Together with Entombed and Ragnarok.
    Very good band, indeed.

    Thank you for inspiring me to dig up my Burn The Sun album again :D
     
  17. batmura

    batmura Sea of Tranquility

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2001
    Messages:
    2,831
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Ark is amazing. I highly recommend you check out their 2001 release Burn The Sun. Jorn Lande in my opinion is one of the best vocalists in the business. The album features bass god Randy Coven (formerly of CPR with Al Pitrelli and Vito Bratta on guitars) and John Macaluso on drums (formerly of Yngwie Malmsteen). The ex-Conception guitarist handles the guitar work.

    If you like BTS you might want to check out their debut album as well but let me warn you their debut is a very mellow disc and I don't like it much.

    If any of you are Ark fans and unfamiliar with Beyond Twilight then you should definitely check them out as well. BT is Jorn Lande's side project with Danish and Swedish musicians. Their album The Devil's Hall of Fame feautures Lande's most aggressive vocals to date. For more info:

    Beyond Twilight | Ark | Jorn Lande

    Jorn Lande has also two solo albums. He is a very versatile singer.

    NP: Dream Theater - Images & Words
     
  18. batmura

    batmura Sea of Tranquility

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2001
    Messages:
    2,831
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Don Corleone:

    Ark is from Norway. At least the vocalist and guitarist are. Randy Coven is American.

    They play prog metal. Nothing like Queensryche or Dream Theater though. Lande at times sounds like David Coverdale, and he does some 80-ish vocals. The music is very progressive, yet not in the sense that is very technical. It's original stuff.

    Highly recommended.

    NP: Dream Theater - Images & Words
     
  19. Ivanohe

    Ivanohe sfgnsfgjrgjqfh

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2002
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    france
    I've just bought their 2 abums !
    Their music is totally amazing and what a voice !!! :headbang: :headbang:: rock:

    But, there's someting strange about the first album,
    it's seems that the volume ( or the mix ) of the first 3 songs is higher than the others (especially for the guitars).
    Is it me or is it normal ?
    Do I get a bad copy of the CD ?

    thanx
     
  20. Thorns of Sorrow

    Thorns of Sorrow My pic is squished

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2002
    Messages:
    5,287
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    New York City
    I am completely shocked that Mike likes them so much, heheh to me there are just another power prog band with yet another Yngwie wanna be guitar player, I do agree with Mike on one thing, he is a great vocalist, i saw him with Yngwie, on the Bore to end all Bores tour hehe :p
     

Share This Page