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Controversial opinions on metal

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by The Ozzman, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    How so? Do you mean in the way he comes across/talks? Because just about everything he says is either a joke or very tongue in cheek.
     
  2. Dak

    Dak mentat

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    So many wrong people on the interwebs.....
     
  3. Nephilim96

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    He kind of has a "holier than thou" attitude towards certain things. I'm still a fan of him and his music, and I'm not trying to bash him, I'm just saying he can act a bit pretentious sometimes.
     
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    HamburgerBoy Active Member

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    Recently I somehow found myself watching three hours of Nardwuar interviews, and he was easily among the least pretentious/most laid back of the ones I saw.
     
  5. CF87

    CF87 Active Member

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    I think now he's actually less pretentious than he use to be, he gives other musicians breathing room. Not that he has not in the past, but he does so now.
     
  6. realshows

    realshows old fart

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    what's everyone think of the new sabbath track?
     
  7. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    I think that's true. He has even admitted to being rather pretentious back in the early years. Morningrise era or so. But I don't see said pretentiousness in him anymore. He comes off as rather laid back and hilarious to me.
     
  8. Eligos

    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    I'm surprised that more musicians from the mid 90's aren't as jaded as he is about Death Metal, to be honest.
     
  9. Lateralus14

    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    Mikael is more of a pretentious douchebag than ever these days and those who think otherwise should remove their lips from his cock. God I can't believe I succumbed to Opeth fanboyism back in the day.
     
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    He was a total cock in the old Opeth forum. Half his posts seemed to be him getting snide with people. Then replying with "You can't say anything about me online because you don't know me in real life" kinda shit. It's no wonder his music is so bad.
     
  11. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    I'm willing to be there are two sides to this story. I've been to the old Opeth forum and a lot of the people who posted in there were huge, sawed-off cocksuckers. Besides, why the hell would anyone post shit about Opeth/Mikeal in the fucking Opeth forum? That doesn't even make any sense.
     
  12. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    They are fucking tight. Last time I saw them they supported Cannibal Corpse and wiped the floor with them.
     
  13. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    Lucky ^

    I hate death metal with a brutal vocalist, and a guy that does the high screechs. And they both sing at the same time. Gay, stop that shit!
     
  14. Onder

    Onder Gegen unendlich

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    Well they are Opeth fanboys after all. Opeth is fucking gay.
     
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    -CC- Something in My Eye

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    Yeah Psycroptic kick ass. I saw them in 2010 when they opened for Nile. They barely moved at all on stage, but just watching them play as fast and as precisely as they did was pretty cool.
     
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    I was listening to Morningrise, Still Life, and Blackwater Park last week. Very not gay.
     
  17. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    Very not gay indeed good sir!
     
  18. Eligos

    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    I'd say that Opeth tends to wander in and out of gay territory. Clean vocals, moody melodies, unconventional song structures, and madrigals on acoustic guitar aren't the most heterosexual song characteristics one can have in metal. Also, flutes tend to symbolize the feminine voice and thus conflict with the hyper-masculinity that fans have come to expect from extreme metal bands, and Opeth has started using those both acoustically and through mellotron reels.

    That doesn't diminish the quality of the music though.
     
  19. whiskey funeral

    whiskey funeral Mother North

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    My Arms, Your Hearse and Morningrise are OKAY but for the most part, Opeth make me want to fall asleep.
     
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    yep im with this, Opeth bore the snot outta me
     

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