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Best since Blackwater Park?

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Witcher, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Sisyphus's Struggle

    Sisyphus's Struggle Ember Days

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    I really don't know how people could come up with this kind of questions, about best works, specially when it comes to Opeth... for me what makes really unique to Opeth it's that they can create a different atmosphere in every album, you can feel, smell, see, a special imagery... they're always doing distinctive/different music, that's what i like about them... from Orchid to Watershed... and i don't think that Watershed is the best "effort", because i really don't know how i can measure the effort that they put in every album... and i feel that Watershed is so different from their previous observations, yet so Opeth, that it is really difficult/and i don't want to "rate" ws, just enjoy it...
     
  2. Salavace

    Salavace Let's Disco

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    My thoughts exactly. Watershed kicks my ass for it's entire running time. It has such an atmosphere too, it's my favorite Opeth album.
     
  3. Draehl

    Draehl Lurker

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    I think the better question is: Why was Blackwater Park so great?

    I can't put my finger on it but there's something about the song structure, the tone(both atmospheric tone and instrument tone), the solos, everything flowed together so perfectly...Sure, they've released great songs/albums before and after, but BWP was a climax of perfection.
     
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    Watershed is amazing..love it. A breath of fresh air for me with the female vocals in coil. And as mellow as burden is god damn its EVIL :kickass:
     
  5. Slynt

    Slynt Lord and Liar

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    The whole point of this thread is kind of lost to me as Blackwater Park is by far their least interesting album.

    I'd say Watershed is a great album for its time in the Opeth chronology - I mean, nothing can touch the first four albums, that's the fucking magic period.

    Then we get Blackwater Park, for many a peak, for me the bottom, a dividing line between the classic era and the new era which begins with Deliverance and is followed by Damnation, Ghost Reveries, and now Watershed.

    It is certainly a strong album in the second era, technically it may be better than Ghost Reveries, but then again Watershed has no song that can touch 'Ghost of Perdition'. Still I love Watershed for what it is.

    Except the lack of brutal...
     
  6. Obtuse

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    Watershed is a much more interesting record than Ghost Reveries.
    That being said, for fans of Opeth's heavier, more accessible material
    (GoP, TGC), Ghost Reveries is the wiser choice.
     
  7. liquidcow

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    Best since Deliverance maybe, but I still think I prefer Deliverance and Blackwater Park.
     
  8. Psycroptipath

    Psycroptipath Throbbing Member

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    I disagree with that entirely. iIn my opinion, Deliverance is the best release since BWP and GR is the worst. WS is definately up there just behind deliverance for me at the moment but its really too early to call. My top 3 albums of all time includes Deliverance. (the other two are BWP and SL with SL just edging in front to take the number 1 spot.)

    I think it's awesome that everyone has a different opinion about this and thats exactly the point, these are opinions, so noone's right or wrong. But its good to have this sort of discussion because, after all, surely the Opeth Forum is for talking about Opeth and their music.

    This is also the first thread i've come across in a long time that doesn't have people posting meaningless shit left, right and centre.
     
  9. nadavnaz

    nadavnaz Rabi Rape 3!

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    I'd say it's probably best since BWP. With an exception of damnation, which is a completely different business that can't be compared.
     
  10. griev0r

    griev0r Here is Nowhere

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    Welcome to the Opeth forums. :lol:
     
  11. fränzi

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    I saw a guy on another forum say it was the best since BWP.
     
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    I always think of Damnation as separate to the rest of their discography so I leave it out of things like this. I like it, but it's obviously something of an anomaly and I rarely listen to it.
     
  13. Erion

    Erion Guitar Master

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    I love every album, but IMO Watershed is their best work since Blackwater Park (but not as good as that one).

    I agree it's very different from what they've done before, but that new 70's style fits me, since I also love that. So the combination of old Opeth and mellower prog is great for me.
     
  14. Glühwürmchen

    Glühwürmchen Ram Tzu knows this...

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    I would agree that Watershed is their best Work since Blackwater Park, to me its better than GR and D&D, but just a very slight bit. I listen to a lot of 70s stuff, so maybe I feel more familiar with the "new" sound that the fans who listen mainly to metal...
     
  15. Metalstrm

    Metalstrm On the Serpentine Path

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    I really hope that this is all just launch furore. Cause I can't imagine why anyone would even consider this album among the top half of the releases, let alone the best one.
     
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    Corrected
     
  17. Iki-ilkkuja

    Iki-ilkkuja Member

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    Again, it's all about opinions. A a old prog fanatic I find Opeth getting better.
     
  18. opeth8

    opeth8 My Arms, Your Casket

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    Deliverance
    GR / Watershed ???
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    Damnation
     
  19. chrisdoig24k

    chrisdoig24k Boom King

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    ... sarcasm...


    Watershed: Better
    Ghost Reveries: Worse
     
  20. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Towards the Great Sky

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    do u ever get sick of cutting down watershed? curious...
     

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