This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

The Lotus Eater VS Porcelain Heart

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Albatros, Apr 23, 2008.

?

The Lotus Eater VS Porcelain Heart

  1. The Lotus Eater

    94 vote(s)
    68.1%
  2. Porcelain Heart

    17 vote(s)
    12.3%
  3. Both

    27 vote(s)
    19.6%
  1. Albatros

    Albatros visitor

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    308
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Greece
    Which one you prefer?
    I'd go for Porcelain Heart with ears closed.
     
  2. FUBAR

    FUBAR Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2004
    Messages:
    3,351
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    UK
    Lotus because PH reminds me of the Grand Conjuration. And Lotus is a epic as fook!
     
  3. Carta's

    Carta's Carta's > Sex

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    1,223
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    45°37′0″N 8°47′0″E
  4. i aint play this

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2005
    Messages:
    5,044
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Brazil
    Lotus because it's by far one of the best Opeth songs ever. It belongs to the top 5 at least.

    Porcelain Heart doesn't make my blood boil with hate anymore though. It's tolerable.
     
  5. Godhead59

    Godhead59 Dim Sam

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    1,344
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Harlequin Forest
    The Lotus Eater, because I agree with i aint play this that this is one of the finest Opeth songs ever. The Nintendo bit is awesome, and the parts where Mike growls remind me so much of April Ethereal. Axe's drumming is so excellent, and of course and the guitar work is awesome as well.
    While Porcelain Heart does have its moment and is overall a very good tune, imo in no way is it as impressive as The Lotus Eater. Oh, and Axe's drum fill is cool.
     
  6. DirTh

    DirTh The Puppet Master

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,458
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Valhalla
    Lotus Eater = pwnage, I can't wait for the album
     
  7. Still Life 1891

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2008
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    England
    Definitely the Lotus Eater
     
  8. pyr0rrzzz

    pyr0rrzzz but still so precious...

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2006
    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Germany
    After the first listen I'd definitely voted for TLE but now I can't decide which I prefer anymore.
     
  9. portluis

    portluis Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Portugal
    lotus eater!!!!!
     
  10. Cyrosis

    Cyrosis Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    I must be in the minority in having extremly mixed feelings with The Lotus Eater, overall it leaves a tainted taste in my mouth, though I really enjoy parts of it.

    I voted Porcelain Heart obviously.
     
  11. Amaran9th

    Amaran9th Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2008
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    I had to vote Lotus Eater as it captures you from beginning to end, only letting you catch your breath for a brief moment before driving forward again in fine Opeth fashion. Porcelain is great, a much more relaxed song but contains a subtle energy and ambience.
     
  12. Jon Snow

    Jon Snow asoiaf afaict

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Messages:
    1,378
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    I like them both but Lotus eater is incredible. Amazing vocals from Mike.
     
  13. all_sins_undone

    all_sins_undone New Metal Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2005
    Messages:
    4,935
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i've heard lotus eater at least 25 times now, loved it from the first time, porcelain heart i can't say the same at all
     
  14. exscape

    exscape Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Porcelain Heart by far... Odd. I'm probably going to enjoy TLE more in say 25 more listens, like most Opeth tracks ;)
     
  15. Acronomic

    Acronomic New Metal Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    I've heard them both almost twice now, not sure. Lotus Eater is sick in many ways, so I guess I like it best. o_O
     
  16. Lachybob

    Lachybob Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2008
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Baxter, Australia
    The lotus eater, just has so much more to it, going from one extreme to the other. Love the clean vocals on top of the blast beats too. Thats not to say that porcelain heart is a weak song at all by any means.
     
  17. Lachybob

    Lachybob Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2008
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Baxter, Australia
  18. Vaine

    Vaine New Metal Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    I actually voted for TLE, but now that I think about it. I really like both, each in their own way.
     
  19. wwallinga

    wwallinga Working on #3

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2004
    Messages:
    850
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    NH/ME Border
    Wow. I picked Porcelain Heart. I can't believe it's so lopsided. Oh well.
     
  20. Gowron

    Gowron Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Colorado
    Would have voted for lotus eater if had all death vocals.

    would have voted for porcelain heart if it didn't have those cheesy rhyming lyrics.

    So I vote heir apparent!
     

Share This Page