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Best album

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by portluis, May 12, 2008.

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Best Opeth album?

  1. Orchid

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  2. Morningrise

    6 vote(s)
    3.8%
  3. My Arms, Your Hearse

    25 vote(s)
    15.6%
  4. Still Life

    59 vote(s)
    36.9%
  5. Blackwater Park

    35 vote(s)
    21.9%
  6. Deliverance

    9 vote(s)
    5.6%
  7. Damnation

    5 vote(s)
    3.1%
  8. Ghost Reveries

    18 vote(s)
    11.3%
  1. A Step from Oblivian

    A Step from Oblivian Master of puppets

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    I put still life because it has a certain tragic beauty to it its hard to explain but its one of the most beautiful albums I have heard seriously how can you deny an album that contains such classics as The Moor,Godheads lament,Benighted,Face of Melinda and serenity painted death (I like the other two tracks as well but these in my opinion are the classics). Although it was tough choosing between that and Morningrise as Morningrise is just so dark and gloomy I've got to listen to my arms your hearse more though I've only really had the opportunity to listen through it a couple of times even though i've been a fan for a long time now:(

    so My list excluding my arms you hearse (i do love that cd but I haven't listened to it enough times to judge and the new Cd would be

    Still Life
    Morningrise
    Deliverance=Blackwater park
    Orchid
    Ghost Reveries
    Damnation (Has some beautiful tracks like Windowpain ,In My Time of Need and Hope Leaves but is let down by some much weaker tracks )
     
  2. A Step from Oblivian

    A Step from Oblivian Master of puppets

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    oh and yeah the reverb on the clean vocals is actually one of the reason's why I love still life so much its perfect in my opinion
     
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    No contest! Still Life, without question.
     
  4. Requiem960

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    I wouldn't know why it would. Still Life is their second best record behind My Arms, Your Hearse! Personally, I don't feel Still Life or My Arms can be topped. Musically, I like Still Life better. But, lyrically and content wise, I like My Arms better. But, I always seem to choose MAYH over still life.

    What I don't understand is BWP. I like the album and all, but it is their worst. I really do like Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson, but BWP is way too influenced by Steven Wilson to even be considered a great Opeth album. During the Steven Wilson era, I'd take Damnation over the rest. ...and Where's the love for Orchid?
     
  5. portluis

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    :headbang:

    but, Ghost Reveries:OMG::worship:
     
  6. Fragon

    Fragon Hi sweet satan, I see you

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    For me, it will be like that if I had to class opeth albums and it was VERY difficult to class them because they're all amaizing ;

    Still Life
    Deliverance=Blackwater park
    Morningrise=Orchid
    My Arms Your Hearse=Watershed
    Ghost Reveries
    Damnation

    I still feel strange to put My arms at fouth I may be do something like

    Morningrise=Orchid=My Arms Your Hearse=Watershed :lol:

    aww.. That's difficult...
     
  7. serenity_painted_death27

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    Changes every day. Actually, probably every hour. This morning I would have probably said Morningrise, but right this second I'd go with Still Life. Tomorrow it'll probably be Deliverance.
     
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    I'd agree with this, definitely. Although The Funeral Portrait=:headbang:
     
  9. Porcupetheaterpplin

    Porcupetheaterpplin I drill down...

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    I like growls, but enjoy Damnation more than any other Opeth album because of the large Steven Wilson influence.
     
  10. SerenityNow!

    SerenityNow! *burp*

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    My fav would be the next one!!:p
     
  11. Nailed Reaper

    Nailed Reaper Rushan Moothaphookah

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    Now it's "Ghost Reveries". Much more favourite than any other. I think it's my one and only favourite album at all, not just Opeth.

    But... gotta wait to 3rd of June and then vote again!
     
  12. Nightmare_Heaven

    Nightmare_Heaven Death Disco

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    I voted MAYH as its my current favourite, but it could just as easily been Morningrise or Deliverance
     
  13. tgrude

    tgrude Opethian

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    Agreed.

    Damnation is their best imo, closely followed by Blackwater Park. Then Still Life.
     
  14. Taikan

    Taikan Surreptitious Fart

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    Same here, except in my case replace Deliverance with Still Life.
     
  15. portluis

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    +1... and GHOST REVERIES:worship:
     
  16. the opeth affinity

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    Any one note a pattern in the vote? MAYH, SL and BWP all having the highest vote, surely its not coincidence that these albums are rated highest amongst fans, mikes most creative years. Any artist would give his right bollock to have an one of these albums under their belt but for the same guy to write all 3? Thats the hand of god
     
  17. Epilogue

    Epilogue New Metal Member

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    Of course My Arms Your Hearse and Still Life. Ghost Reveries ist the weakest one.
     
  18. x_blackangel_x

    x_blackangel_x Dark Haired Girl

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    Still Life, all other albums come equal second.
     
  19. Rogue Eagle

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    Although I'm not a big fan of morningrise (bwp/sl/del all the way!) I am still surprised to see how few votes it has considering many people refer to it as the 'magnum opus'.
     

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