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What is Opeth?

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by 666, Apr 29, 2001.

  1. BefriendedUnit

    BefriendedUnit They wear white for me

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    No, ok Crackfare, that's just wrong. Stop it plz.
     
  2. Koi

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    i was 13 or 14 when this thread was created...it makes me laugh :D okay seriously i'm tired...g'nite people!
     
  3. chainek

    chainek Nails or Flippers..?

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    Somebody should just add a new music genre titled "Opeth".

    So you'll have: rock, pop, hip hop, alternative, punk...... and Opeth.
     
  4. |55555|

    |55555| New Metal Member

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    Progressive metal with harsh vocals.
     
  5. Xarthaz

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    Orchid and Morningrise were obviously forest metal, but the newer stuff? harder to categorise.
     
  6. Hox

    Hox Superiorly grim and kvlt

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    rofl, forest metal
     
  7. Defluo

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    I think Progressive Extreme Metal is a good term because it leaves a lot of room for diversity.

    "Progressive" implies unconventional elements such as incorporating many different styles into its fundamental genre, a different approach to structuring songs, odd instruments and effects etc.

    Then "Extreme Metal" is an umbrella term for all forms of metal that aren't shit - I think this is the most accurate term for a such diverse band in that it isn't very specific but still implies what Opeth is about.
     
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    jazz-influenced, probably!11
     
  9. anus slayer ov the dogs

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    Isn't Opeth simply Progressive Death?
    Their albums are unique and very different from each other and at all, what makes it a bit difficult to catagorize them all as one specific genre, but I think they're officially ascribed as Progressive Death Metal.
     
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    yeah i can deal with prog death, although really when someone asks me i describe them over an hour pretty much :lol:
     
  11. wackeldackeldame

    wackeldackeldame rare female

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    on last fm i sometimes tag stuff if i feel like it.

    because i couldn't think of an appropriate tag for opeth, i just simply tagged them "opethmusic":cool::p
    go on, send me hate mails :lol:
     
  12. grey knight

    grey knight Etheraven

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    How about prog with alot of influence?

    Though I prefer Extreme progressive metal, or perhaps Progressive death metal.
     
  13. RudessSolo

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    It depends on the album you are considering.

    The first 2\3 albums are more death with some black influences, then their music went more "proggy" in my opinion.

    Ghost Reveries and Watershed have also some fusion elements imho.
     
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    not possible, since saying that would indicate that they actually have no death metal sound which they in all sense of honesty has.

    just take master's apprentices as a perfect example.

    I wouldnt say its impossible to label opeth, and its probably easier than what most people would think.

    "progressive metal with strong death metal connections"

    yes its a long label but opeth really isnt possible to label with anything less than that which catches the essence of their music.

    EDIT: might be added that you cant simple call opeth progressive death metal. Gojira is that and there is a big difference between the two bands.
     
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    .StaticA. Apparently an Heir

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    Progressive Metal / Progressive Death Metal.

    That's as far as I'll go. To me Opeth is Opeth.
     
  16. Hox

    Hox Superiorly grim and kvlt

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    Technical Progressive Brutal Black Grind Trance R'n'B Hip-Hop Pink White Doom Drone Deathmetalcore.
     
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    Scavneck Ominous Bloodvomit

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    You forgot Screamo Techno Pink Dance Hip-Hop (something within those lines.. you know the weird thing they posted at the Bloodbath forum..) Hox.
     
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    Hox Superiorly grim and kvlt

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    CRUNKCORE
     
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    Scavneck Ominous Bloodvomit

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    BefriendedUnit They wear white for me

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    Orchid/Morningrise: Progressive forest blackened death metal
    MAYH/Still Life: Romantic progressive death metal
    Blackwater Park/Deliverance: Progressive death metal
    Damnation: Sad melodic prog rock
    Ghost Reveries/Watershed: !???
     

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