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Is Opeth your # 1 Band?

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Abedeth, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Wander

    Wander 10+2=6

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    By my standards, pretty awesome list! Gotta love Jari. On my list, Ensiferum would just be a bit lower, just because I know they'll never match the standard of the first albums (well, unless Jari re-joins obviously).
     
  2. xerexes

    xerexes The King Of Persia!

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    1)Opeth
    2)Metallica
    3)Nickelback
    4)Jonas Brothers (or maybe 3rd)
     
  3. Silhouette_01

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    absolutly opeth are my all time favorite band followed by megadeth, metallica, agalloch, katatonia, porcupine tree, bloodbath
     
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    jari's awesome, i loved him with wintersun
     
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    Same holds true for me. I believe when Ne Obliviscaris get their foothold in the metal scene, they will have just as much impact as Opeth has. No doubt in my mind. That's only if they can get said foothold however. It would be sad to see a group of guys as talented as them just flop...but it could happen I s'pose.
     
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    amarkonthedoor New Metal Member

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    They're my #1 right now...although they're #2 on my last.fm, In Flames being #1 somehow. Lately all I want to listen to: Opeth, Gojira, and Katatonia, in that order.
     
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    opeth_philly New Metal Member

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    1. Opeth
    2. Dead Can Dance

    You can't really get to more opposite styles of bands really but what the hell..great music is great music..
     
  8. Iki-ilkkuja

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    Black Sabbath and Mahavishnu Orchestra have also been close to the top lately.
     
  9. Abedeth

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    Do all thess aforementioned bands have any common grounds with the music of Opeth or their style of play by any chance? I have neverheard of most of them. Any recommendations an Opeth fan would like?
     
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    LightCurves New Metal Member

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    Set-in-stone #1 Genesis
    then: King Crimson, Porcupine Tree, Tool, AC/DC
    then: Opeth & a bunch of other bands.
    So, top 10 occationally.
     
  11. Lateralus14

    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    At the moment, yes, but given the fact that Opeth has held the position for 6 months after Tool had it for 3 years, Tool definitely gets an honorary mention..
     
  12. Lateralus14

    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    There have been posts like this and the typical results seem to be that, yes there are bands with similar styles meaning shifts from acoustic to distortion and clean vocals to growling (look up Agalloch and Enslaved for these styles first I'd say), but no band really comes any closer to Opeth than that. Beyond the shifts in their songs, there's also the factors of ten minute songs, Mike just being so unique as a vocalist, and differing riff structures.

    For the clean-vocalled prog-ish sound, I'd go with Porcupine Tree (Also, from a fan of Maynard James Keenan, I listen to A Perfect Circle's Mer de Noms and Thirteenth Step a lot for this), and for the similar growls, I'd go with Dan Swano's stuff (Moontower is awesome) and Novembers Doom (sorta random to bring up but I think Paul Kuhr or whatever his name has a very similar growl), plus Mike's side projects (Bloodbath ftw) and guest vocalist'ing (Katatonia's Brave Murder Day is pretty good, Ihsahn's Unhealer is amazing) Guitar-wise, its all distorted metal guitars but beyond that I wouldn't know anything that's really that similar. There's a lot more metal bands like Meshuggah and Gojira that I think most Opeth fans would like, but, despite great guitars, I'm personally not all that into those vocals that often sound more like screaming than growling.

    And buy Tool's Lateralus just cause it's completely unrelated but completely awesome kthx.
     
  13. A Fathomless Void Enclosing

    A Fathomless Void Enclosing The Amen Corner

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    Definately. Opeth is up there in the #1 spot.
     
  14. Glühwürmchen

    Glühwürmchen Ram Tzu knows this...

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    Favourite contemporary band, yes, alongside with Porcupine Tree. But I think teh Floyd will always remain my absolute favourite, though I haven't listened that much during the last time.
     
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    Lord Hellfog New Metal Member

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    Of my metal bands i will probably rank them Nr 1#

    1. Opeth
    2. Dream Theater
    3. Amon Amarth
    4. Dark Funeral
     
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    I've noticed many, many people put PT up there, and in the "metal" list. While I disagree with that classification, I'm glad to see that we can be talking about this brand of metal (Emperor, Ensiferum, etc) and people still appreciate PT.

    Anyway, my list is as follows:

    1. Opeth
    2. Porcupine Tree
    3. Demons and Wizards
    4. Wintersun
    5. Vesperian Sorrow

    The last three bands, I feel, are extremely underrated. Kinda like Beneath the Mire. Just my two cents.
     
  17. Ross

    Ross valfri baguette

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    picking a favourite band is just impossible, but if i made a 15 fav bands they would be in there
     
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    1.)Opeth
    2.)Iron Maiden/Iced Earth
    3.) Morbid Angel/Death
    4.)Akercocke
    5.)At the Gates, Megadeth, old In Flames, Arch Enemy
     
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    Chri5peed New Metal Member

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    Well they battle for that spot with:

    Katatonia
    Devin Townsend
    Porcupine Tree
     
  20. SeViMeTaL

    SeViMeTaL OpEtH AddiCtEd...

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    opeth and metallica are my first band =)
     

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