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something unbelievable about MAYH

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by thebigfish, Jan 26, 2003.

  1. thebigfish

    thebigfish New Metal Member

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    It just noticed the following:
    MAYH contains such great fucking lyrics (especially for metal music) that it makes me wonder why the rest of the albums have such ugly ones. i mean: i'm no professional poet or something, but except for MAYH who would bother to read Opeth's lyrics? They're just shit! Fortunately the music compensates nearly everything but i just feel that their lyrics are the only disadvantage that keeps them from being perfect... almost.
    mikael should definitely use that story-concept more often

    who (dis)agrees out there (and cares to reply)...
     
  2. IanDork107

    IanDork107 I wrote a book! Buy it!

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    All of Opeth's lyrics are pretty good.
     
  3. Parasite

    Parasite Captain Evil

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    I like all of Opeth's lyrics alot, but I would say that "MAYH" has the best.
     
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    ditto.
     
  5. Intrinsic

    Intrinsic New Metal Member

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    I like most of Opeth's lyrics, especially those on Morningrise, maybe it's just personal but I think they're beautiful.
     
  6. Id

    Id Senior's Member

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    I agree with this too.
     
  7. Crimson Death

    Crimson Death El Basilisco

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    The first totally understandable with no hidden messages within the lines lyricwise album is Deliverance

    They changed the singing there as well, he sings it line by line instead of verse by verse.
     
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    Face of Death New Metal Member

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    I like all of their lyrics, and wish I could write like Mr. Mikael.
     
  9. Ermz

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    The only thing that sets MAYH lyrics aside from the rest is the fact they're written in concept, but even Still Life has that to a degree. I don't understand how you can call the rest of their lyrics 'shit'. Admiteddly, I do think MAYH has the best lyrics, but in no way do the others suck.
     
  10. IanDork107

    IanDork107 I wrote a book! Buy it!

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    Even if MAYH is lyrically better than the rest, it's the most musically simplistic.
     
  11. Immortality

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    MAYH blows every other Opeth album away in every category of music.
     
  12. Protected Witness

    Protected Witness Magickal Theatre 33

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    I dig Mike's lyrics.
     
  13. The holy one

    The holy one IN LEAGUE WITH SATAN!!

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    The lyrics are great IMO.

    It emphasizes emotions... but I guess it has to do with what you appeal to, eh?

    As for you, you must appeal to some plastic pop lyrics. Haha. Kidding...unless that really is you.
     
  14. Static

    Static Manically depressed robot

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    I like all of Opeth's lyrics except for the odd mistake he makes every now and then.

    *shrugs*
     
  15. ffanatic

    ffanatic Pleonexian Antigenesis

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    All of the Opeth lyrics are excellent. it's one of the high points of the band. I feel Still Life has more of a concept feel to it then MAYH, I mean, on Still Life, the concept even penetrates into the music, the only song on MAYH (to my knowledge anyways) that does that is the Prologue.
     
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    i think all of opeths lyrics are great.i like reading them when i listen to the band.there really good.to call them "shit" is pretty ignorant.
     
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    I don't take you seriously. The other lyrics arent bullshit.
     
  18. Ecto

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    why MAYH lyrics are considered better? because they were done before the instrumental (with time to relax, think about then and stuff) part and not in a hurry in the studio like Mikael made in the last albuns...just check out the diary in the offical site.
     
  19. Demonspell

    Demonspell cheating the polygraph

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    I have never had any problem with Opeth's lyrics, except maybe the "there is..." part on Master's Apprentices...
     
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