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Bands that are just as good as Opeth

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by KJones, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. jester00

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    Pain of salvation
    agalloch
    mercenary
     
  2. MasterOLightning

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    These are some bands that are very good.
    Agalloch
    Anathema
    Arcane Sun
    Atheist
    Arsis
    Burzum
    Blue Man Group (the Audio album is very metal at times)
    Darkthrone
    Death
    Drudkh
    Emperor
    Immortal
    Isis
    Kvist
    Lykathea Aflame
    Mastodon
    My Dying Bride
    Nile
    Origin
    Peccatum
    Porcupine Tree
    Ulver

    I'm just as likely to listen to any of these bands as Opeth.

    By the way, I saw Isis on Saturday and they were amazing.
    It was possibly the best show I've ever seen a band put on. Aaron didn't say a word in between songs. It was just non-stop Isis for 1:15. At the end they did what seemed to be a 15-20 minute jam where they brought out a third guitarist. Very cool. Merch was cheap as hell too. $12 shirts and $25 hoodies. Well done Isis.
     
  3. Julian Zembrowski

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    Hahaha I remember a friend send me a gp4 riff and asked my opinion I replied "Sounds like Agalloch"

    "who are they?"

    "A shittier version of Opeth"

    "...Oh, thanks..."
     
  4. vampyrouss

    vampyrouss Vampyrouss Vocalist

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    Sounds good! My friend said they were amazing too, I need to go see them live!
     
  5. Procella

    Procella MEMENTO MORI

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    I think that's true.


    Other great bands:

    In The Woods
    Arcturus (many people mentioned them, but it's true...)
    Pain Of Salvation
    Peccatum
    Ulver
     
  6. KJones

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    If you're an Arcturus fan you also need to check out Winds. Two of the members are Arcturus members, one former and one current, and the best two at that imho.
     
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    Also memebers from those bands are in Age of Silence - love Andy Winters key work
     
  8. Procella

    Procella MEMENTO MORI

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    I have their album 'The Imainary Direction Of Time' but I don't like it. I don't know exactly why, but this music bores me...
     
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    Procella MEMENTO MORI

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    I haven't heard that band yet. I must check it out. Thanks.
     
  10. Kenneth R.

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    i find Winds to be a bit lacking as well.
     
  11. Dev

    Dev UTF-8 professional

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    Maybe Celestial (the tower) + the remix on SGNL> 05
     
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    Jude Hot nuns 4 lyfe

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    Pink Floyd, Meddle-Animals.
    The Beatles.
    Bob Dylan on his good work.
    Porcupine Tree.
    Led Zep at their peak.
    In Flames on Jester Race.
     
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    I consider none of the bands mentioned before as good as Opeth. It's funny, my previous favourite bands haven't been that way for very long periods, and their "favourite" status has been quite instable... but for the couple of years I've listened to Opeth, I'm liking them more and more all the time.
     
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    It's pretty funny what bands some of you consider "underground". I guess this is what happens when Opeth tours with popular metalcore bands and they're featured/talked about on Uranium.
     
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    G-Master Insatiable Madman

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    Whatever you do, stay far, far away from Adagio. It's a cheesefest, just like the band they ripped off, Symphony X.


    Well, when it comes to all out metal, in my opinion, Death be the kings.

    PS Whoever said Aphex Twin ... hats off to you.:wave:
     
  16. MasterOLightning

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    Don't think so. It was instrumental. I'm not familiar with the remixes, so I don't know about that. Unfortunately there's no Isis forum that I know of, so I couldn't find out. No one else there seemed to be sure what it was, so it could have been new material.
     
  17. in limbow

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    I like two bands better than Opeth:
    Radiohead and Hendrix
     
  18. derek

    derek Grey Eminence

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    Why radiohead, if you dont mind me asking?

    I like many bands more than Opeth, but they still rate pretty highly in my opinion.
     
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    Why not? ;)

    I don't know, cause I love them. Been listening to them since I was 12. OK Computer is my favorite album ever. I'm really not a death metalhead, seeing as my other favorite bands are Pink Floyd, The Mars Volta, At the Drive In, etc.
     
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    Radiohead are indeed great. I like the Kid A-Hail to the Thief-era most, but I have all their albums and none of them sucks.
     

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