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Is Opeth the only Death Metal band you like?

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Junges, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. Le_Shrike

    Le_Shrike Member

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    ^^

    I'm going to assume that means "gory blasphemic war-inspired DM"-lyrics. And if that's the case, you just need to look harder. I too had a bit of an issue with DM lyrics. Not that I found them distasteful, but that they simply didn't connect to me. However, there are plenty of DM bands that have quite poignant lyrics. Death would be a great place to start. Everything from Spiritual Healing and onwards (once again, Human > all) has some pretty great lyrics. Usually devoid of that kind of over the top blood-lust found in many DM lyrics.
     
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    Well, they're hard to understand most of the time anyway :lol:.
     
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    StephenBathory New Metal Member

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    I like a lot of death metal, but most of the time not enough to go looking for it...I get the big releases each year like Deicide, Hate Eternal and Bloodbath this year, but I'm just starting to get into the classics like Seven Churches by Possessed, Altars of Madness by Morbid Angel, Focus by Cynic...I like a lot of stuff like Akercocke too.
     
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    Not at all.

    I am also a very big fan of Atheist, Death, Morbid Angel, Immolation, The Faceless, Gorguts and Pestilence.
     
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    Opeth lyrics are definetly not the best ones around.
     
  6. DarkGift

    DarkGift ov Doom

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    Definately not, Nile is perhaps one of the best death metal bands around these days. Although I don't really look for new (pure) death metal bands anymore, I'm more into death/doom and progressive music.
     
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    I tend to find normal death metal boring, such as cannibal corpse for example.

    Gojira is awesome for example, but it obviously isnt death metal, only. Edge of sanity is another good band which also plays death metal but then again not only that :)
     
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    I think it's vital that you have an understanding of extreme metal to fully appreciate some of the ideas present in Opeth.
     
  9. Mr. Leviathan

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    You assumed correct. Thanks for the recommendation, though, I'll definitely check out Death.
     
  10. Lightbulb Sun

    Lightbulb Sun Losing the Skyline....

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    Opeth is death metal?
     
  11. grey knight

    grey knight Etheraven

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    Nope, it's melodic power metal!
     
  12. Jester-Race

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    i thought it was country//pop thrown in with a dash of nu-metal rap?
     
  13. grey knight

    grey knight Etheraven

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    No no, they only use 2-3 styles, melopower, pop and rap.
     
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    Melopower sounds amazing.

    Speaking of death type stuff Becoming the Archetype just released DIchotomy, and it's pretty amazing. (Devin Townsend produced it, and it came out really really good, good variety, and the album feels incredibly "tight")
     
  15. Iki-ilkkuja

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    Power metal is awesome in small portions and there's nothing to be shamed of when listening to power metal.
     
  16. grey knight

    grey knight Etheraven

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    Yeah I know, I am not ashamed of listening to anything.

    I just think that powermetal is the only genre that can't be found on Opeth.
     
  17. Crepuscularia

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    let's hope it stays that way.

    cock rock on the other hand.....
     
  18. Kir-ir-Bannog

    Kir-ir-Bannog ...no ordinary rabbit

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    not that i actively listen to it, but on ipod shuffle the following bands crop up from time to time:

    morbid angel
    death
    entombed
    bloodbath
    nile
    zyklon
    at the gates
    edge of sanity
    obituary
    carcass

    mainly old school DM as you can see....
     
  19. Iki-ilkkuja

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    Some of the vocals on Burden actually are quite power metallish, especially his vibrato.
     
  20. Fyacin

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    Apparently you don't listen to them like I do :loco::headbang:
     

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