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Burden - stunning song!

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Alcapoth, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Alcapoth

    Alcapoth S t a r E

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    I haven't been posting up on these boards all too much anymore but just had to state one thing;


    Mike has probably written one of the FINEST songs of his career in my opinion. Not only is it in my opinion the BEST song off the new album - watershed - I feel it is the BEST clean song Opeth has ever created and one of the best songs from Opeth.

    Geez, I was just blown away by its brilliance, emotion and POWERFUL outro...so moving I can't begin to describe truly what I felt into words. The soloing, lyrics, Mike's BEST vocal performance I have ever heard and just everything...it's the perfect song and it's at the perfect length. Nothing is overdone, nothing is out of place. It's just one hell of a terrific song!

    :headbang: Cheers to Mike for the inspiration.
     
  2. Godhead59

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    Yeah, definitely an interesting song. I remember never really liking this kind of power ballad kind of music, but Mike has done it so well, he's made me reconsider, hehe.
    I agree, it's one of Opeth's most melodic, beautiful songs ever, yet in my opinion their finest clean song is either A Fair Judgement or Windowpane.
     
  3. Mr Samsara

    Mr Samsara Misanthropic Moderator

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    Burden rules, yes. Now see if you can find another thread that says that and contribute to it instead of just starting your own thread, ok? thnx
     
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    Burden is also my favorite track on WS but I think people will flame you since their are already many other burden threads :)
     
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    I hated it so much at first. I love it now. It didn't really grow on me or anything, just one time I listened to it and it clicked.
     
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    Shredzilla Uber Pwner

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    It definitely is a masterpiece. It really reminds me of Kansas and some other Classic Rock bands. I thank God for Mikael Akerfeldt everyday, haha! The guy is a musical genius, and I hate that he doesn't get the respect he deserves.
     
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    i lol'd cuz i read this sentence and then saw your sig
     
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    didn't quite 'get' it at first, but now it has kinda grown on me massively. the guitar duel solo thing leading to the harmonized epilogue-esque end is really good. best ballad since face of melinda.
     
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    ummm, well here's the thing. i now like Burden, but it's definitely a guilty pleasure in the sense that it's an overblown powerballad. Other Opeth ballads have a real emotional punch, they tend to drip with a moving melancholy that descends and takes hold (Hope Leaves, Face of Melinda). This is more of a showy prog-band ballad. I do now enjoy it, genuinely, but it's not going to find a place in my heart like, say, To Bid You Farewell.
     
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    You go, girlfrieeend:p
     
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    Well, Mike did say that his intention was to write a huge, overblown ballad.

    At first, I didn't really "get it" either, but now I can't get the song out of my head! I adore the "jam" in the middle of the song, and the lyrics are catchy as hell. Burden has become another WS favorite, after TLE of course :)
     
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  13. Alcapoth

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    Hmmm, didn't realize the song would be so popular. I guess I should have looked around but I figured if it wasn't on the first page maybe it would be ok (plus, give me a break - it's my first thread in like a year).

    fps: Hehe, maybe so but I think I actually prefer it over To Bid You Farewell. Actually, yes I do hehe. It's just so warm and those incredible bluesy solos in the middle.

    Here's what I REALLY loved about the song - the FLOW! Like I said before, flawless in execution. I love how Mike hums that beautiful melody at 3:36 which is then followed by the solos and then - the kicker! The guitar plays the melody Mike previously hummed in such elegant fashion...this is just such good stuff.


    Lastly, I'll go as far as to say Mike just - JUST - may have topped Deep Purple's Soldier of Fortune with this one.

    Shredzilla: Exactly! :) Deep Purple would be another example hehe.


    In any case, it's very good to see this song getting such an incredible response.


    EDIT:: Ever Dying: Great...after clicking that link I realized what a mistake I have made with this thread haha. Aargh.
     
  14. FRUGiHOYi

    FRUGiHOYi "Since 1981"

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    It's good, but probably one of their worst and less original slow songs.
     
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    Yes I love this one now,certainly one of my favouries of WS.As in regards to clean vocals,not quite as good as A Fair Judgement though!
     
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    I'd say, for me, it's third behind TBYF and A Fair Judgement
     
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    I frown upon my hypocrisy. Hey, you can't help but love my sig, though. :lol:
     
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    Burden is on top 2 from Watershed. Along with Heir Apparent. It's gorgeous!
     
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    Hehe, excellent.
     

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