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Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by §møk@®, Apr 30, 2001.
Orchid kicks ass and takes no names.
Orchid is an absolute masterpiece.
I have always favoured Morningrise, but now I'm not sure. I can't seem to decide between the two...Black Rose Immortal is perhaps still my favourite song ever, but "In Mist she was Standing" isn't far off. Heck, Twilight is my Robe and Apostle in Triumph are just as spectacular....
I'll say this: Orchid and Morningrise were THEIR finest moment for damn sure...his soft/heavy vocals in these albums brought chills down my spine (his best vocals ever!)
Who would have thought that a little blue disc could bring so much happiness to so many people?
I love how each track comes full circle, like a little story. It's punctuated with highs and lows, heavies and softs (softs?!) - and always rounded out with a couple REALLY nice solos. Maybe not the most blindingly fast cheese guitar masturbation solos, but I think that's what I like about them.
The Opeth boys poured their hearts into that album, and it shows.
..so I suppose this is a heartfelt THANK YOU to the creators..
orchid is a masterpiece. enough said.
i thought this was going to be about the hardcore band
actually Ghost Reveries is the masterpiece, in case you missed it.
Sorry, awful thread necromancy. In b4 light 2-day discussion and then the thread returns to obscurity and page 10+.
im an A.D.D necrophiliac and a terrible person overall..
Orchid doesn't get enough recognition it DESERVES. It's a masterpiece, just like any other TRUE Opeth fan will claim, period.
Let's do a breakdown of the amazingness of this album shall we?
1. In Mist She Was Standing - Amazing riffs, double bass to insanity. At about the 4:00 minute mark it turns into intense groove based rhythms with dual layered guitars (which I miss A LOT) and busting out into random solos of greatness. Then the 7:00 minute hits. You start to go up a mountain, and then start to come off the peak as he says " DARKNESS ENCLOSING..............." fucking amazing. Then it calms down, goes into some headbanging grooves, slows down a bit, and lifts you back up to insanity.
11:40 - Fucking Magic. End of story about this song.
2. Under the Weeping Moon - Classic, amazing intro, then slows down again getting breakneck lyrics with amazing force at 2:50. Great riffing until the intense breakdown at 6:22. Rest is history.
3. Silhouette - Best instrumental Opeth has ever done. That is all.
4. Forest of October - Fuck, this song is so full of win. Incredible beginning, riffing is hardcore at sections, and dual guitars AGAIN. I miss shit like this, such great energy. Then goes off into doomy breakdown at 7:10. After that incredibly groovy double bass section that starts at 9:18 (with another background solo, of course. fucking ridiculous). Then the uplifting ending, that makes this song perfect in every way that encompasses Opeth's talent. Period.
5. THE TWILIGHT IS MY ROBE - Most underrated song they have in existence, aside from probably Nectar. Absolutely ridiculous opening, into one of my favorite riffs EVER: 2:11. OH MY GAAWSH. "Shrouded in crystals
Through a frosty dusk. Souls of the fullmoon awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaitssssssss". Acoustic breakdown in middle to set the mood for the fucking AMAZING outro riff starting at 5:45. Brilliance. I love this part so much, amazing. Of course it doesnt end here, another amazing acoustic section then into another double bass assault of incredible tempo AND a ridiculously fucking insane riff on TOP of hardcore vocals. Amazing. 7:30 this section starts.
Then, the best outro ever. I headbang to this each and every time, makes this song explode. 10:15-end. Yep.
Requiem - Nice filler track, most older albums have these. Something I love to play on guitar. DUAL GUITARS AGAIN.
ahh, and last but not least we have: The Apostle in Triumph. Brilliant acoustic opening, you think the album is going to close (of course not, I did when I first heard it though) then it goes down into groovy bass sections until it starts hammering your face slowly at 4:34 - then it really drills your face into the ground at 4:51. Grooves, double bass, dual guitars. Doesn't let up. Then old school drop offs that make watershed stuff look similar (the lotus eater comes to mind), yet IMMEDIATELY picks back up with another catchy amazing riff at 8:30. More double bass, solos out of everywhere.
This album destroys. If you haven't listened to it and your an Opeth fan, buy it now.
The Twilight Is My Robe is THE greatest triumph of early-Opeth.
It's one of my favorite albums, and I love the album yeah.
Is that Toby Driver posting in an Opeth thread??? Bad ass!
yeah............6 years ago.
In The Mist She Was Standing
Under The Weeping Moon
...music is still good
Orchid is one of their greatest masterpieces ever made ,if not the most. (yeah lots of masterpieces)
is one of those albums that you listen several times and you never get tired of it at all, something that seems lacking on their newer material.
its just far too perfect to be true
??? Errr nope.
I have listened and listened to Orchid, even voted for Apostle in Triumph as my fave Opeth song... and its my fave album... fresh raw and full of vigor.. In my eyes, that riff in Apostle in Triumph is the best riff they ever had period.
i mean, if i listened to WS as many times as i listen to Orchid , id end up hating it as much as i hate enter sandman or sad but true .
You know, I love when these OOOLD threads are brought back. It's almost like going back in time all the way to 2001-2002. It's really kinda weird and interesting.
Oh yeah and listening to Orchid right now. It's not my favourite, but it's a good album.
I dont like this album and I still consider myself to be a true opeth fan, been listening since 2002 with deliverance as the introducer. I can with all honesty say that I dont like either orchid or morningrise, they are just not the same band to me as opeth is from MAYH (which is my favorite album probably) and upwards. the bad recording, the bad vocals (yes they are bad) just doesnt make up for a good album. Sure, there are good riffs but with really bad sound quality and either way, you can't just listen to the instrumental parts. Black rose immortal has some great riffs and some great acoustic work but the whole song in its entirety is just... bad. And very hard to listen to.