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Definitive Opeth?

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by {**9**}*CaptainQuark*, Aug 11, 2004.

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Which song defines what Opeth is all about?

  1. In the Mist She Was Standing

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  2. The Apostle in Triumph

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  3. The Night and the Silent Water

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  4. To Bid You Farewell

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  5. April Ethereal

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  6. Demon of the Fall

    12.2%
  7. Godhead's Lament

    21.6%
  8. White Cluster

    4.1%
  9. The Drapery Falls

    18.9%
  10. Blackwater Park

    6.8%
  11. Deliverance

    8.1%
  12. For Absent Friends

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  13. Windowpane

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  14. To Rid the Disease

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  15. None of the above (So tell us which song and why)

    20.3%
  1. cthulufhtagn

    cthulufhtagn Went Out for Smokes 13 Years Ago

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    i'm gonna have to say "when"; it's one of my fave songs...it has a little bit of everything--some cool layered distorted/acoustic riffs, a couple hooks, tempo changes, an acoustic passage, solos.... :kickass:
     
  2. {**9**}*CaptainQuark*

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    You're right Gunhaver. Their style is consistent throughtout all their albums, except "Damnation", of course, which is an excellent album in its own right, even though it is out of character.

    I voted for "The Drapery Falls", simply because, for me, it embodies everything that Opeth does so well:

    1. You can't deny it's got its seriously heavy passages

    2. It's also well-endowed with the very melodic 70s prog rock episodes

    3. It's got that death metal roar

    4. It's got great clean vocals too

    5. It's NOT a 2:59 radio-oriented choon, so it deosn't end before it's even got started and there's plenty to get your teeth into

    6. It's got intelligent lyrics (I'm no Satan-worshipper – I knew how to rebel as a kid)

    7. It really rattles my Zimmer frame just the way I like it!

    'Scuse me while I wash my neck before the lynch mob arrives.

    CQ

    See – I'm behaving, moonlapse :D
     
  3. cthulufhtagn

    cthulufhtagn Went Out for Smokes 13 Years Ago

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    exactly. thus "when" could be considered as one of the more definitive opeth songs; it has many elements that are staples of the opeth catalog.
     
  4. FRUGiHOYi

    FRUGiHOYi "Since 1981"

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    Those choices suck. Hm, maybe The Moor.
     
  5. stefan86

    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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  6. iseesmurfs420

    iseesmurfs420 Opethian

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    Simply. The Moor
     
  7. Mirrored Ghost

    Mirrored Ghost midst a dreaming affinity

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    I choose The Drapery Falls but I think I cheated because it's my favorite. hehe.
     
  8. Draehl

    Draehl Lurker

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    he should remake the poll and add the moor :)
     
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    The Master Racist Melon Farmer

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  10. Darkmoongod

    Darkmoongod The pale one

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    If one song defines opeth it would have to be Black Rose Immortal. The length of the song, the way the song weaves a beautifuly sad landscape of emotion is worth the listen alone. Not to mention the progressive instinct running wild trough the whole song. :hotjump:
     

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