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Godheads Lament - Now and then.

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by TommyPickles, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. TommyPickles

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    In case you're unaware, they have put this song back into the set list. I am overjoyed. You should be too. It's a fantastic song. I wish they would have played it earlier this year :erk: But now I get to be hopeful for 09.

    Anyway, after listening to and collecting every bootleg of this song I could possible find over the years, and hearing the song live at Gigantour (I :cry: it was so good); I must say that this song sounds as good as I've ever heard it with the newer line-up. I'm admittedly in the somewhat unpopular nowadays "Lopez is god, that was the best era" crowd. Until recently, I have never been so blown away by Axe's renditions of what I consider one of Lopez' more "Lopez-y" songs.

    Aside from Axe being spot on, Per and Fred do the harmony vocals at the end. Per didn't use to bother on that part. Now, it's infinitely better.

    In short - Godheads Lament is already a fuckin' great song. Now it's even better.

    The end.
     
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    Best Opeth Song ever.

    /thread.
     
  3. The Porcelain Eater

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    It might not be Opeth's best, but it's a great song. I saw it live this tuesday. I think the clean vocals have really improved now, I'm not that fond of the clean vocals on Still Life. Axe aced it, and Fredrik's playing was clean and accurate. I think you could say it's better now than it was before (although I have never seen it live with Lopez on the drums).
     
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    Godhead's Lament was what really kicked off Still Life for me. Never been a big fan of the Moor. Anyway, I'd love to see Opeth play still life in its entirety. Greatest album they've released, in my opinion.
     
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    i love every song on still life equally.
     
  6. Nibster18

    Nibster18 Watching the swarm.

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    Godhead's Lament is amazing live now, definitely. I was so suprised when they started playing it, best moment of the night for me.
     
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    This song is fucking perfection.
    Can't wait to see them!@#
     
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    Awesome! More songs from Still Life per gig and the world will be a better place. Slightly.
     
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    At the recent London gig, "Godheads Lament" absolutely crushed. Axe nailed it, and the vocals were very strong throughout. Best version I've personally heard.
     
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    Still Life with keyboards= pure perfection.
     
  11. stefan86

    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    It's awesome that their adding it. Looking forward to seeing the song :) I've seen it once with Lopez, and it was quite rockin'. They should open with The Moor and Godhead's :headbang:
     
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    Fucking awesome song, like all the Still Life album.
     
  13. Korlich

    Korlich So Judah fucked it up

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    I think Lopez did it better, but its a Lopez song so its no surprise.
     
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    Hmm, I'm not sure.. His style is different, but I can't say which drummer I like more in this song. Fredrik plays way tighter than Peter though, it sounds like Peter misses lots of notes in the intro of this video.
     
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    ^Yeah, I think he's a better rhythm guitarist than Peter, though his solos aren't as unique as Peter's. I truly enjoy his solos.
     
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    RollMyCoaster13 RollMyCoaster13

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    so can we all just come to an agreement that while previous versions of opeth have been outstanding, this is the best and tightest live lineup we've seen?
     
  17. TommyPickles

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    In the newer vids/bootlegs, Fred messes up a lot more than Peter.

    There is no comparison between the two when it comes to rhythm IMO. Peter is much more natural.
     
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    Hedon- vic firth 2b

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    godheads lament is not opeth's best song noobs
     
  19. Annihilat0r

    Annihilat0r TRINITY WATCH IN AMAZING!

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    I'd say it's a pretty average Opeth song, the "what would they say" part is awesome but then nearly every Opeth song has one awesome part. I don't get how everyone rates it as Opeth's best.
     
  20. Brooks

    Brooks Eyes Wide Open

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    You're right. What is Opeth's best song, lord of the non-noob race?
     

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