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Opeth / Dream Theater

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by flip`, Mar 1, 2003.

  1. flip`

    flip` Your mother was a hamster

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    Found an interesting similarity..

    Dream Theater's - Another Day around the (2:52) mark
    and the Intro to Opeth - The funeral portrait..

    Just listen to this:-

    http://members.datafast.net.au/dft0803/drmopet.mp3

    the first bit is Dream Theater's... (please don't shoot me if its been mentioned before)
     
  2. Brooks

    Brooks Eyes Wide Open

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    "The more music is made, the more it sounds the same..."

    Another case of there only being so many notes on the fretboard.
     
  3. Dvoters

    Dvoters There is a rain falling

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    Hmm, interesting

    \m/
     
  4. jeanreno

    jeanreno I said no olives!

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    try listening to Camel - Never Let Go then Opeth - Benighted.
     
  5. Demonspell

    Demonspell cheating the polygraph

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    That similarity/theft has been discussed at length here in the past... :)
     
  6. Schism

    Schism Evacuate, Assemble here..

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    Yeah I was going to post this months ago when I first got into Opeth, but I couldn't remember which Dream Theater song it was!!
    I just knew I had heard the similarity before:)
     
  7. jester00

    jester00 posts:4231

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    interesting
     
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  8. Hondo

    Hondo ·.¸¸.teh.¸¸.·

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    Try to find Porcupine Tree - Orchidia also. Very similar. The bass drum pattern is almost the same. In addition, it's a great song. I wish it was on something other than an obscure out of print single as a B side, or whatever.
     
  9. Thorns of Sorrow

    Thorns of Sorrow My pic is squished

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    The beginning of the Pull me under solo is slightly the same as the Serenity Painted Death solo. Also one of the breakdowns in A Chnage of Seasons is identical to one that of White Cluster.
     
  10. ColdKingdom45

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    good point, couldn't of said it better.(i hate the 10 letter limit)
     
  11. maximilian

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    i've never noticed that before. mainly because i've never listened to another day :)
     
  12. squeegee your third eye

    squeegee your third eye Johnny salutes you

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    Don't forget the first melody line in "Wreath" (1:47 mark) VERY similiar to Court of the Crimson King.

    Gotta love the trainspotting.
     
  13. Ultima Ibanez Overlord

    Ultima Ibanez Overlord -=The Dude Abides=-

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    If you're going to get copy (read; "get inspired by" hehe) something, it may as well be something fantastic, and Dream Theater certainly are that.
     
  14. Jim LotFP

    Jim LotFP The Keeper of Metal

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    I think the whole point of the 10 letter limit is to not have posts saying 'I agree!' and adding absolutely nothing.
     
  15. Smitty

    Smitty Prick

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    Just so you non "prog heads" know, the Dream Theater song came first.
     
  16. CliffEmAll

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    I wanted to start a thread on that very thing, I just didn't want to get flamed!!!
    Evertyhing you hear today is, pretty much, a reflection of what someone else has already done anyway.
    I don't think bands intend for it to happen, it just happens.
    As some of you may know, Spock's Beard steals alot of Gentle Giant, (early) Genesis, and Beatles on "every" album and they admit it!
    I believe they (S.B.) were just paying homage to those bands.
    I don't think Opeth were aware of such a likeness. They were just playing what felt good to them at the time.


    NP: King Crimson- The Power To Believe :Smokedev:
     
  17. AdamWathan

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    If anyone here is into death metal, compare the first riff ( I believe it's the first one anyways) Nile's Unas Slayer of Gods with a riff around the 2:30 mark on Candlemass's Well Of Souls....Absolutely identical, even though Nile claim to have never really listened to any doom metal :err:
     
  18. svenske kocken

    svenske kocken oompa loompa doopity doo

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    "anyone here is into death metal, compare the first riff ( I believe it's the first one anyways) Nile's Unas Slayer of Gods with a riff around the 2:30 mark on Candlemass's Well Of Souls....Absolutely identical, even though Nile claim to have never really listened to any doom metal"

    Oh yeah? I never noticed that. IT IS the same riff. Karl said in an interview in Close-Up that he love Candlemass and use to play Well Of Souls on his acoustic guitars. Using that riff in Unas Slayer Of The Gods is his way of paying homage to Candlemass.
     
  19. Iron-Flames

    Iron-Flames New Metal Member

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    As most Dream Theater fans would say about Opeth, I don't like Dream Theaters vocals, otherwise they are a very talented band :p
     
  20. Iron-Flames

    Iron-Flames New Metal Member

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    As most Dream Theater fans would say about Opeth, I don't like Dream Theaters vocals, otherwise they are a very talented band :p
     

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