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Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Mr. Bland, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Mr. Bland

    Mr. Bland Hey look, its MR BLAND!

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    Hey in my English 10 class, we have to analyze lyrics to a song, and actually bring the song in and have the class listen to it while you explain the lyrics. I'm definitely doing an Opeth song which will be interesting to see people's reactions to it. Not to mention I have to endure a shit pile of music from everyone else, which will most likely consist of Jonas brothers and rap crap... but it will be worth it.

    I have to find stuff like:
    Theme
    Irony (if any)
    Ambiguity
    Symbolism
    Allegory
    Allusion
    Poetry (such as rhyme schemes)
    Drama

    What song should I do, because I'm not sure yet. I was thinking Hessian Peel, but do we have the complete lyrics yet?
     
  2. meeseface

    meeseface I go Commando

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    Just don't play Opeth
     
  3. Ozzloaf

    Ozzloaf Art Geek

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    Do something off of Still Life. The lyrics on that album are the best Opeth has ever done.
     
  4. Carta's

    Carta's Carta's > Sex

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    Just a suggestion, try to do something by Deathspell Omega, from their latest three albums.
    If you want Opeth, I'd do Heir Apparent anyway, that or something from morningrise-era.
     
  5. Blackwater Demon

    Blackwater Demon Using Cold Words

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    Hessian Peel would be sweet
     
  6. Mr. Bland

    Mr. Bland Hey look, its MR BLAND!

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    Uh... why not?
     
  7. Noel

    Noel Mexican Member

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    Black Rose Immortal so it takes half of the class.
     
  8. Blackwater Demon

    Blackwater Demon Using Cold Words

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    because he has a selfportrait of himself in his signature, thats why
     
  9. Carta's

    Carta's Carta's > Sex

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    About deathspell omega:

    (“Si non credideritis, non intelligetis”
    Isaiah VII: 9
    L'Ange Albe)

    “Everything, except God, has in itself some measure of privation,
    Thus all individuals may be graded according to the degree
    To which they are infected with mere potentiality”

    Was there not an inconceivable loss of knowledge at Bethlehem?
    Christ's abasement, His subjecting Himself to the laws of human birth
    And growth and to the lowliness of fallen human nature...
    Did the Son remain the transcendent Logos,
    Is there not a radical and fatal discontinuity between the consciousness?
    Of the transcendent Logos and the secular Jesus?

    Obedience to the point of death,
    Falling down through increasing
    Pressure
    Into the deathlike region
    Of ooze and slime and decay
    These are the fruits and symptoms of the abasement of the World,
    The assumption of humanity and the simultaneous occultation of Divinity

    (Immaculata

    Du wirfst mich in den Moderstaub des Todes)

    “And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist”
    Triune God,
    Morphed into a Being of apparent theanthropic nature
    Deprived of the Light of Splendor
    Dost thou still stand in undiminished Majesty
    After the exinanition of divine attributes
    The face of profound fire gone astray,
    Exhaling austerities in concealed, divine radiance?

    Kenosis, O' theory of great peril!
    Blinded, sanguineous eyes and with a trembling hand,
    A frail androgynous being holds the perilous doctrinal balance,
    Robed in a maculated garment spattered with the sordid blood
    Of the Flagellation, of the lacerations and fierce wounds
    Carved by royal attributes, of the crimson spurts
    Dripping without end,
    As was celebrated the High Mass of the Comforter

    Kenosis, O' theory of great peril!
    Rob God of any attribute and fill the shattering universe
    With the pestilent scent of putrefaction and the glorious cloud of death,
    For steadfast, at any cost, He must be
    Solely the incarnate Word proclaimed by all the prophets and apostles
    Would have, in dying, an infinite value,
    Sufficient to atone, by His astonishing work,
    For the Sins of the world

    Res rapta...
    Res rapienda...
    Hast thou succumbed to the original malady?
    “For being empty himself, He giveth empty answers
    To empty enquirers; for whatever enquiry may be made of Him,
    He answered according to the emptiness of the man”
    In visceribus...
    A willing expiatory Victim, calling constant shame and ignominy upon itself
    Was thine irretrievable substance still intact in this Sinai of global Penitence,
    Dost thou remember thine past Theophanies, the burning bush
    And the Angel of the Lord?

    (Et vestitus erat veste aspersa sanguine

    “Le fond de ma pensée est que dans ce monde en chute toute joie éclate
    Dans l'ordre naturel et toute douleur dans l'ordre divin”)

    “In the next place, it never approached an assembly
    Of righteous men; but avoideth them,
    And cleaveth to the doubtful-minded and empty
    And prophesieth to them in corners,
    And decieveth them, speaking all things in emptiness to gratify their desire...”
    Art thou working on collective deliverance?
    Observe Merkabah, the chariot of the glory of God
    Adrift and exiled, the Pilgrim of Light, grandiose and weeping
    Thine aura, compared, is but pale and frail, alike to the one of an ailing child...

    Vacillating faith, thine salvific virtue shall fail to make nil
    A cataclysm of Judgment
    The suffering of the Just shall be aggravated in grotesque proportions,
    Pillaged, ravaged, overthrown
    The realms of warmth and reassurance, of a maternal womb,
    Shall disappear gradually under the crumbling yoke of Sin and Time...
    The advent of Plerosis is the destiny of Man and shall shatter up to the Heavens,
    A savage aperture to the High Mass of the Comforter:

    “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed,
    Not only in my presence,
    But so much more now in my absence,
    Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling...”








    One of the reasons why I love them.
     
  10. meeseface

    meeseface I go Commando

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    Because they sucks. Play immolation instead. That will get there attention, but then again a bad grade. So maybe some Tyr. They are good and have cool lyrics, at least the ones in english
     
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    I think you should analyze cannibal corpses lyrics... maybe addicted to vaginal flesh.
     
  12. Blackwater Demon

    Blackwater Demon Using Cold Words

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    you suck and so does that picture of you in your signature.
     
  13. meeseface

    meeseface I go Commando

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    Dude calm down. Just different opinions is all. And of course that kid is not me, cheap shot at an insult
     
  14. meeseface

    meeseface I go Commando

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    I was thinking the same thing thing, but "I Cum Blood" or "Fucked With a Knife"
     
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    +1 :lol:
     
  16. wandering_taco

    wandering_taco Minstrel of Woe

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    I would do an instrumental song, pure irony!!








    Srsly though, if you want symbolism, use something from the first two albums, you can interperet basically anything from those lyrics. As Mike said, they're all black metal nonsense or something like that. Fuck getting mocked for growls, it takes more skill to do those than fucking rap talking about how badass you are. I would go with something from MAYH, imo Opeth's most beautiful and poetic lyrics.
     
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    Vuashke New Metal Member

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    ease up on the rap hating

    besides people dont hate it because they think its skilless, they hate it because they dont like how it sounds (most people i know anyway)
     
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    So you came here to express your negative opinion? :rolleyes:
     
  19. meeseface

    meeseface I go Commando

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    yes and no. I dislike the band so i felt i should say it. And i tried to help him by giving him a good band. your obviously giving your negative opinion by hating
     
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    Whoa, lots of new members, good.
     

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