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Favourite Opeth [album] Production?

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by embrace.random, May 13, 2009.

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Favourite Opeth [album] Production?

  1. Orchid

    3 vote(s)
    3.6%
  2. Morningrise

    3 vote(s)
    3.6%
  3. My Arms, Your Hearse

    4 vote(s)
    4.8%
  4. Still Life

    3 vote(s)
    3.6%
  5. Blackwater Park

    16 vote(s)
    19.3%
  6. Deliverance

    3 vote(s)
    3.6%
  7. Damnation

    5 vote(s)
    6.0%
  8. Ghost Reveries

    31 vote(s)
    37.3%
  9. Watershed

    15 vote(s)
    18.1%
  1. embrace.random

    embrace.random is on a boat.

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    Hey,

    I dunno if this thread has been overdone, but I'm new here..

    I voted Ghost Reveries, although I'm yet to hear Bogren's remix of Still Life, and with it being my favourite album I hope its sweet. Been advised to check out the 5.1 mix.

    I like the raw sound of the Watershed album, raw but clear which is cool. But Ghost Reveries just has a much more coherent and gelled sound for me.
     
  2. pyr0rrzzz

    pyr0rrzzz but still so precious...

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    I voted Watershed, the 5.1 mix in it is really good, I like it more than the GR 5.1
     
  4. embrace.random

    embrace.random is on a boat.

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    Ah fair point I haven't checked out the 5.1 mixes yet
     
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    obv morningrise is the only correct answer
     
  6. Ozzloaf

    Ozzloaf Art Geek

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    For 5.1: Still Life. I was very dissapointed by the GR and WS 5.1s.

    For overall album... hmmm... either Ghost Reveries or Damnation for me.
     
  7. embrace.random

    embrace.random is on a boat.

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    Production? The bass guitar nothing below 200Hz lol. The only great sound from that album is the cymbals, specifically in TBYF.

    Tbh, it's probably material my favourite album, even though I always say Still Life. Every song is perfect. Apart from Eternal Soul Torture.
     
  8. Chinese Whispers

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    I went with Ghost Reveries. Jens is the man.
     
  9. embrace.random

    embrace.random is on a boat.

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    Out of interest, what other productions has Jens done?
     
  10. To rid you disease

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    watershed, great cold distance, nightmares made flesh, some amon amarth~
     
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    The last two Daylight Dies, Earthsblood by God Forbid, Sudden Death Syndrome by Bilocate.
     
  12. Cyrosis

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    The last two Daylight Dies albums were self produced as far as I know, and engineered by their bassist, Jens did mix them however.

    As for the poll, I voted Watershed for it's 5.1 mix.
     
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    Blackwater Park and Ghost Reveries.

    And Deliverance has a horrible production.
     
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    its cold, dark and brutal; just like the music.

    i think its perfect!
     
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    Klämrisk A fucking swede

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    Damnation. It's almost perfect.

    Watershed is too compressed :mad:
     
  16. Iron-Earth

    Iron-Earth New Metal Member

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    Blackwater Parks production is one of the key factors that bought Opeth to the forefront of public attention (On the metal scene), that and the fact it is genius!
     
  17. xGhOsT ReVeRiEs

    xGhOsT ReVeRiEs 6/8 is the way to go

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    Blackwater Park for me.

    the guitars give off such an eerie vibe, i remember to this day, how distant and scary the leads sounded listening to the album back in '01.
     
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    HemeHaci Ken Masters

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    Agreeing to every word.
     
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    Watershed is too compressed? While I think almost all music is too compressed, I don't think Watershed is more compressed than other Opeth albums, Ghost Reveries is probably their most compressed release. Of course I am referring to the DTS mix, so it's likely less compressed since it has an extra 3 channels of headroom to work with, I am not too familiar with the CD's mix, so maybe you are correct.
     
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    Probably Ghost Reveries has the greatest production, but MAYH has my favorite production...it adds so much to the atmosphere of the album.
    I also like the raw production of Orchid and Morningrise.
     

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