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opeths carreer

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by demon of the moor, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. demon of the moor

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    what do you think is the defining moment in opeths carreer?
     
  2. woodsmoke

    woodsmoke Jack Frober fanboy

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    My Arms Your Hearse.
     
  3. demon of the moor

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    to tell the truth ive only just started to "feel" my arms your herse, but it is a great record
     
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    Blackwater Demon Using Cold Words

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    I dont think thwy have reached it yet but I would say MAYH is definetly up there.
     
  5. Incarnate

    Incarnate I am really really great

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    Deliverance. I think they really broke through when that came out.
     
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    Agreed. I think the plateau may have been the Steve Wilson era. But my Arms was by the far the greatest improvement from album to album.
     
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    Vuashke New Metal Member

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    ghost reveries to watershed has been the greatest improvement
     
  8. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Towards the Great Sky

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    IMO Deliverance. the fact that they produced such a dark and meaningful album under such circumstances is why it gets my vote.
     
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    Vuashke New Metal Member

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    i would have expected more still life
     
  10. BefriendedUnit

    BefriendedUnit They wear white for me

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    As far as career goes, I think BWP was their "breakthrough" album.
     
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    White_Wolf New Metal Member

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    Still Life and BWP is the "meat" in the sandwich that is Opeth. But I love them all really.
     
  12. RollMyCoaster13

    RollMyCoaster13 RollMyCoaster13

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    agreed. while i think MAYH is where they first 'found' the the sound that we all know as opeth today, Still Life is the album that best portrays it. Best album IMHO
     
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    ^ period. while morningrise to MAYH was the biggest, most massive evolution for the band, they really refined that sound on still life. it's the best, period.
     
  14. BefriendedUnit

    BefriendedUnit They wear white for me

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    Oh, I thought this album was about sales.

    nvrmind& agree with aboves
     
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    Still life/ blackwater park.
    For me it's where opeth really 'steps up'
     
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    Frosties Blind @ heart

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    I think the whole era of the release of BWP and the tour with Nevermore really showcased the band to the world. If I'm not mistaken, it was one fo their first "real" tours, and that was after releasing an album produced by Steven Wilson - all of that culminating to a real break through in the metal scene.
     
  17. RollMyCoaster13

    RollMyCoaster13 RollMyCoaster13

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    now it seems like opeth is getting pretty damn big, compared to even a couple years ago. ive always thought its kinda cool that we (as an opeth fan collective) have them kind of to ourselves, but you gotta admit: they deserve everything thats happening for them right now. i just saw them tonight, and im SO high on opeth its not even funny. easily the coolest band EVER. god damn i love them. sorry, im excited
     
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    Vuashke New Metal Member

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    even 'cooler' than miles davis?

    i dont get why hes considered cool, is it because of the whole jazz rock thing or his jazz? i like his stuff, but he was a fucking drug addict, like most of those guys back then.

    opeth is a committed enough band to release quality albums everytime, and although personally i like still life and watershed the most, all their stuff has been great. for a peak, id probably say still life, but now that watershed is out they are on a positive gradient function and may very well bypass my favourite album next time
     
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    While I consider Still Life to be Opeth's greatest, I think their so called 'peak' has to be relative to their time recording.

    The fact that they continually release quality albums is something many bands struggle to do. While I consider Deliverance to be Opeth's worst (or least great), seeing it from a 6th album perspective, it may be their best considering their past success (musically, not financially), associated decline in tolerance and 'losing the magic' with time.

    Additionally, anybody who knocks Watershed should remind themselves that it is Opeth's ninth release :worship:
     
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    Definitely. It might be a bit biased cz I love every single one of their albums but i've never looked at their career in releases in terms of a 'peak' like it happens with other bands who aren't able as much to top their previous widely acclaimed album. I think they're still in their 'peak'.
     

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