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. Guitar-Non-Player

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Lotus, 'cuz it doesnt have any recycled riffs... ;)
     
  2. all_sins_undone

    all_sins_undone New Metal Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2005
    Messages:
    4,935
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    how did he miss it? HOW?
     
  3. SerenityNow!

    SerenityNow! *burp*

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,006
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    On Top
    TLE all the way, because it's WAY different. PH is good, but it seems a little borrowed from parts of TRTD and a riff from TGC. But don't get me wrong, it's still good. TLE just blew my mind though!! I really didn't expect that, and I leave my expectations pretty open for Opeth!:cool:
     
  4. Tumn

    Tumn baptized in blood

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    4,239
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Washington, USA
    Porcelain
     
  5. Jester-Race

    Jester-Race Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2006
    Messages:
    564
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Kansas.
    both, although i do like lotus eater and porcelain heart better at different listens. depends on what kind of mood i'm in

    as with ALL opeth songs.
     
  6. FRUGiHOYi

    FRUGiHOYi "Since 1981"

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    2,216
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Only heard each song once and only the radio edit version of Porcelain Heart but... very disappointed. I hope it will grow on me but this is the worst music I ever heard from Opeth. And I thought they were a band that were just going to get better with each album :( I'm really shocked that everyone is acting like it's the best thing since sliced bread. I really hope the rest of the album is better.
     
  7. Markitos`s apprentices

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    porcelain isnt nearly as awesome as LE.


    Lotus eater fuckin rocks
     
  8. Markitos`s apprentices

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    first when i heard both songs, obviously i lover lotus eater, but PH really scares me as the first one opeth's song i dont like.

    but now after hearing it a couple of times, it really catches me
     
  9. Rogue Eagle

    Rogue Eagle Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Lotus Eater,
    Porcelain Heart has some lil bits that don't really 'work' together imo.
     
  10. Hedon-

    Hedon- vic firth 2b

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,684
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    i seem to like lotus better but i only heard each of them once lol
     
  11. in_my_time_of_disease

    in_my_time_of_disease Whipping Post

    Joined:
    May 29, 2006
    Messages:
    2,250
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Lotus Eater. Not by a huge amount, as I really like both songs, but Lotus Eater would take the cake in vs PH.
     
  12. Gunz

    Gunz Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Heir Apparent.
     
  13. SerenityNow!

    SerenityNow! *burp*

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,006
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    On Top
    TLE (again)
    Wow! I can't get enough of this song. I honestly cannot compare this to anything else that I've heard. THIS IS PROGRESSIVE!! :OMG::OMG::OMG:
     
  14. worldwide_suicide

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2005
    Messages:
    1,812
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    lol there is no comparison... TLE is at least ten thousand times a better song than PH. The Lotus Eater has been blowing me away for 2 days now while Porcelain Heart... i feel no desire to listen to it again.
     
  15. SerenityNow!

    SerenityNow! *burp*

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,006
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    On Top
    I've actually listened to PH a couple more times and I do like it. But I must say that whenever I get a chance, I'll listen to TLE again and again. There's just so much to take in! It's definitely addictive. This album will fucking rule! Anyone disappointed in this song needs to:

    1) Invest in Q-tips.
    2) Listen again.
    3) Stop expecting more of the same.
    4) Get bent.

    ......any other ideas?.....

    :Smokin:
     
  16. Iki-ilkkuja

    Iki-ilkkuja Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Messages:
    1,186
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Turku, Finland
    They're both great in their own ways, but The Lotus Eater brought so many new elements to the table.
     
  17. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Messages:
    13,269
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    The Lotus Eater by far.
     
  18. outerone

    outerone Alchemy of the Sorcerer

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    515
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    San Francisco
    I just listened to both songs! Only listening to them once untill I get the whole deal so granted I dont have the best view of these songs cause you really do need to listen to them more times to fully delve in. But on first listen i liked them a lot but they definelty have a different Opeth sound, its nice. I dont know if anyone agrees but they sound more prog to me. they are not necessarily more complicated than past opeth songs but just the sound somehow and feeling is more prog than metal. Really interesting that both songs had a lot of pauses, stop completely and goes metal then stops and gets soft. Really amazing songs and cant wait to hear them again. I do however wish that there is some brutally hard parts on this album because neither of these songs had really insane heavy parts IMO.

    These songs also had a romantic vibe imo. Not like kiss and cudle with your girlfriend romantic but more like classical romantic period feeling. Anyone agree with my views?
     
  19. outerone

    outerone Alchemy of the Sorcerer

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    515
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    San Francisco
    For all the people who dont like Porcelain Heart... Is it because compared to Lotus Eater it not as good or just plain its not good? And also are you not fans of the more acoustic and simpler side of Opeth, like Damnation album?
     
  20. SerenityNow!

    SerenityNow! *burp*

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,006
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    On Top

    Heir Apparent has some brutality. I think we got a great perspective of Watershed with 3 TOTALLY different songs. I hope every song is so different from each other that I get dizzyo_O! The metal is definitely there, and I absolutely love prog. I AM EXTREMELY PSYCHED FOR OPETH'S 9TH OBSERVATION INTO MUSICAL GENIUS!!

    I'm not quite sure about the romantic sound, maybe so. But I think that the band is just maturing like no other can. I'm amazed with these songs so far, so different from each other. This is the way it should be. I can't say enough about this, yet it's hard to find the right words. Astonishment?:OMG:
     

Share This Page