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The Opeth Countdown, Revisited ('09 Edition)

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Arasmas, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. jemis

    jemis New Metal Member

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    I don't think so.
     
  2. Korlich

    Korlich So Judah fucked it up

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    ^:sarcasm: OC. Definetly not agreeing with, Credence, Amen or epilouge, more D1 songs would´ve been on my list by now, anyway keep em comming :D
     
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    I'd definitely rank "Porcelain Heart" lower than "The Amen Corner" and "Coil."
     
  4. The Wooden Doors

    The Wooden Doors Cloak of Autumn Shroud

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    Everything they've ever done, even the instrumental interludes, are masterpieces compared to Porcelain Heart.
     
  5. burntoast

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    I'd rather listen to "Porcelain Heart" than "Atonement" or "Weakness."
     
  6. 4speedmetal

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    "Coil" is a very sad and foreboding song. I guess that's why it works so well in a death metal album.
     
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    Atonement >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Porcelain Heart.
     
  8. burntoast

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    :lol:

    Watershed is far from a death metal album.
     
  9. Lateralus14

    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    I love Credence but really only because it's an Opeth song that's easy to play on the guitar, and the drums on it are noisy and...well just terrible, I guess I see where you're coming from.

    The main difference for me from this list is that even though the "meh" instrumentals don't stand well on their own, I personally would rather sit through a "meh" 1 minute instrumental than listen to a "meh" 10 minute track like April Ethereal, In Mist She Was Standing, or Porcelain Heart when songs like When, Under the Weeping Moon, and Hessian Peel are just a click away. Not that I dislike any Opeth music, but, for example, For Absent Friends, if it's going to keep me from skipping to Masters Apprentices without being some masterpiece, well it better be short.
     
  10. burntoast

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    :err:
     
  11. Lateralus14

    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    imo two of the most overrated Opeth songs and my least favorites off their respective albums
     
  12. Crepuscularia

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    Ouch. That was a bit harsh, don't you think?
     
  13. rayden_ad

    rayden_ad The Pyrenean Country

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    Porcelain Heart have nice parts come one, but in my opinion I think they don't fit together as much to do an awesome song like the others on the watershed album.
     
  14. Nasty-Fire

    Nasty-Fire Discursion

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    It's all about the way you feel. (personally)
     
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    This thread is turning into a flame bait thread, can't believe its still up :devil: :Spam:

    I think most songs have a thread already about them... shouldn't this go there? It's like a different version of the Opeth best song polls but only one guy gets to do it this time.
     
  16. Lateralus14

    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    I think it's interesting to see repeat threads once in a while really; one time I was looking way back at threads from like 2002 just because I was curious what some old Opeth setlists looked like and I found some "best of ____ album" polls and thought it was pretty interesting how thoughts have developed. The biggest instance of this was on Morningrise, I believe Black Rose Immortal won a poll for best on Morningrise by quite a bit, yet on a recent song survivor poll, it was voted out before Advent, TNATSW and TBYF.

    Well that was kinda irrelevant.
     
  17. burntoast

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    I know. I was merely offering my opinion. My personal tastes are not being threatened here. :wave:
     
  18. kalikatzaros

    kalikatzaros ouargh

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    #55 - Patterns in the Ivy

    not really a substantial song but pleasant enough. i don't really have jack shit to say about this one

    #54 - Hex Omega

    one of the band's least inspired metal songs. the opening riff is actually pretty cool, i like it, but then as soon as it goes into the verses i fall asleep immediately. the ending is ok i suppose but idk, i just feel opeth could have done a little better with this one

    #53 - Ending Credits

    a nice little ditty, i like this actually, again not really a full-fledged song but it does its job. a little bit shallow perhaps (for opeth) but it's rather nice i suppose

    #52 - For Absent Friends

    definitely the best of opeth's "interlude" tracks. i can't really rank it much higher because of its length and relative unimportance, but it's a little moment of zen

    #51 - Porcelain Heart

    wtf is with the main riff, it blows and it is an obvious rewrite of the riff from the grand conjuration (which wasn't good enough to be rewritten in the first place). other than that this song isn't terrible, i mean the lyrics are embarrassing at times ("wallowed in shame") but the lullaby part for example is pretty awesome. idk what to think about this song, i mean it's not really original at all but it sounds pretty decent while it's on. all in all it's one of opeth's weaker songs but i still listen to it sometimes
     
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    Just proof that taste is subjective. This is actually one of my favorite tracks off of Watershed (Behind Heir Apparent). Overall though, cool thread. I'm really enjoying hearing your opinions. Keep 'em coming! :headbang:
     

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