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Quick Question for the Fans of Opeth

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by bodomite, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. {**9**}*CaptainQuark*

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    No doubt in my mind – BWP. It's the album that got me hooked!
     
  2. mot-

    mot- Look behind you!

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    You're not alone, little boy.
     
  3. RavenousDaemon

    RavenousDaemon [GOTNO] Carrot :,(

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    Take it from a fellow COB OT forum poster. Go for Blackwater Park.
     
  4. Rose Immortal

    Rose Immortal Spirit of Hope

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    Although I quite like Still Life, I think what makes it sound a bit cheesy is a particular thing on the vocals that you don't hear so much on the other albums. There's a section on "Godhead's Lament" especially where it really sticks out--is it me or does the way Mikael sings the line "What would they care if I should stay, no one would know, ohhhhh" sound like Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues?

    I mean...of all bands...the MOODY BLUES! :p
     
  5. NFU

    NFU I like pie.

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    Any metal band thats able to create something similar to the moody blues is already way above par. so whats the problem?
     
  6. Nuk3m

    Nuk3m AKA Porn-Fingers

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    chronologically
     
  7. Rose Immortal

    Rose Immortal Spirit of Hope

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    It does show a lot of versatility--it's just kind of a strange combination considering that usually the Moody Blues are (to my ear) syrupy sweet and overly sentimental. I do think some of their albums are okay, but sometimes it grates on my nerves. Just depends on my mood, I guess.
     
  8. {**9**}*CaptainQuark*

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    Strange that you compare them with the Moody Blues. I've always thought that their mellower vocals are nearer Crosby, Stills and Nash –*especially the harmonies in Windowpane.
     
  9. Jon Snow

    Jon Snow asoiaf afaict

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    Probably because of Wilson's voice. Many people I know think PT's Lips of Ashes sounds like CS&N singing.
     
  10. Illnath

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    It really depends what kind of music you like. The first Opeth song I heard was *In The Mist She Was Standing, And then I was hooked. However I still say get Still Life :worship: because it is a masterpiece. And If you are only going to get one album then get Still Life. Deliverance is a great album too. But the first song might sway you off because it is the hardest song ever made by Opeth.

    On second thoughts....get them all plus the DVD

    *Orchid their fist album :headbang:
     
  11. Adventageous

    Adventageous Still Alive

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    My suggestion. Still Life of course, but I think you should also buy Damnation while youre getting into them, that way you wont take the record as crap. Damnation is like a sample of some of the softer Opeth...in fades Still Life
    Then again, if you want to get right in to the hard stuff, MAYH is probably the hardest overall, but also one of the more standable in that respect...somehow.
     
  12. Rose Immortal

    Rose Immortal Spirit of Hope

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    Normally I WOULD say CSNY is a closer comparison, but it's that particular album that makes me think Moody Blues.
     
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    Adventageous Still Alive

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    My mother (coming directly from the times), actually compared the band's Blackwater Park to the Moody Blues sound. Moody Blues is a bit more trippy than the strictly folkish CSNY
     
  14. Birkenau

    Birkenau New Metal Member

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    Blackwater Park --> Delieverence --> My Arms Your Hearse --> (Damnation) --> Still Life
     
  15. L0bster

    L0bster OneTwo!

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    My order:

    BWP, MayH, Deliverence, Orchid, SL, Damnation, Morningrise

    But I'd recomend:

    Still Life & deliverence at the same time
    And then the rest of 'em in any order
     
  16. dorian gray

    dorian gray Returning videotapes

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    uhhh. the guy who started this thread not paying any attention and hasnt been back since he started it, to my knowledge. just thought id let everyone know before opeth.com pulls the plug on the entire forum....
     
  17. Nienor

    Nienor desolate runner

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    As for myself I would recommend the Lamentations DVD cause I´ve been conquered by that one...
     
  18. In Search Of The Apparatus

    In Search Of The Apparatus Dead Man Walking

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    my arms your hearse was my first and it got me hooked. i say go with any of them except damnation to begin with.
     
  19. ATARI

    ATARI hi

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    anything, except deliverance. It's the hardest to get into, because the screaming/growling by mikael have a very different sound to them.
     
  20. DE

    DE vote bnp

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