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Which year did you start listening to Peth?

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Metalstrm, Jun 17, 2008.

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Which year did you start listening to Opeth?

  1. Pre-1994

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 1994

    2 vote(s)
    0.9%
  3. 1995

    3 vote(s)
    1.3%
  4. 1996

    5 vote(s)
    2.2%
  5. 1997

    4 vote(s)
    1.8%
  6. 1998

    4 vote(s)
    1.8%
  7. 1999

    16 vote(s)
    7.0%
  8. 2000

    13 vote(s)
    5.7%
  9. 2001

    26 vote(s)
    11.4%
  10. 2002

    23 vote(s)
    10.1%
  11. 2003

    22 vote(s)
    9.6%
  12. 2004

    21 vote(s)
    9.2%
  13. 2005

    38 vote(s)
    16.7%
  14. 2006

    23 vote(s)
    10.1%
  15. 2007

    20 vote(s)
    8.8%
  16. 2008

    8 vote(s)
    3.5%
  1. Morningriser

    Morningriser Member

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    Either 2001 or 2002. BWP - blew my fucking mind. They totally ruined my adolescent appreciation for Pantera and Slayer though. Probably a good thing.

    I still miss Dime though.
     
  2. demonofthefall6469

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    '01, Blackwater Park really got my attention, me being a freshmen in high school at the time, I was a little young to appreciate them sooner, plus that was their first album to get semi-decent US distribution.
     
  3. Korlich

    Korlich So Judah fucked it up

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  4. Srontgorrth

    Srontgorrth Member

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    Listened for the first time in 2006, starting out with Orchid.
     
  5. ReverieUnfold

    ReverieUnfold Psychotropeth

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    It was the autumn of '02.
    A friend uploaded "The Twilight is My Robe" and "To Bid You Farewell" for me.

    @_@
     
  6. The Wooden Doors

    The Wooden Doors Cloak of Autumn Shroud

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    First heard da' Peth in '06. Friend gave me BWP, first Death Metal band I ever appreciated. As I type I'm enjoying Nattens Madrigal... come aloooong way from '06 :cool:
     
  7. Blackwater Demon

    Blackwater Demon Using Cold Words

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    2004 and my first opeth album was MAYH
     
  8. squatch41

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    2002. Been one of my fav bands since.
     
  9. Shredzilla

    Shredzilla Uber Pwner

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    I tell you, man! :kickass:
     
  10. Carta's

    Carta's Carta's > Sex

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    I started listening to them in 2006, Black Rose Immortal was the song that got me hooked.
     
  11. Obtuse

    Obtuse Member

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    Wow, if it was BRI that got you into Opeth, you win. Game over.
     
  12. Spydaman_69_2001

    Spydaman_69_2001 Beyond Death

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    I think it was 2003.
     
  13. NobodyImportant

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    I just started listening to Opeth last autumn. I had heard some of their stuff before, but as one who was never too keen on growls, I couldn't get past the vocals. An internet friend had even made me a mix CD of a few Opeth songs a couple years ago, but I just couldn't quite get into them.

    Now, which album did it for me? Surprisingly, it was Ayreon's "The Human Equation," which I bought late last summer. I liked Mikael's vocals on it, even the growl or two on it seemed to fit well, so I began to get a feel for some growling. Then I pulled out that Opeth mix CD again, and this time around it began to sink in for me. So, I ordered "Ghost Reveries" (special edition), "Deliverance" and "Damnation" from BMG Music Club, then I ordered "Blackwater Park" (special edition) from Amazon, and I was hooked. I later picked up used copies of "Still Life," "My Arms, Your Hearse" and "Orchid," and then a new but extremely dirt-cheap copy of "The Roundhouse Tapes" from an Amazon Marketplace vendor. Then I preordered both the "Still Life" reissue and "Watershed" (special edition) from Amazon when they were coming out.

    I still need to get "Morningrise" and the DVD, but I plan to have those fairly soon.

    At any rate, I now like most of their stuff, but I must say that this new "Watershed" is extremely tasty. As a whole, it's probably my favorite album of theirs. Very good stuff!
     
  14. gumtree

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    Found them by chance late 03 when I heard The Drapery Falls on a compilation cd lent to me by a friend. Never looked back.
     
  15. Blue Moon

    Blue Moon Staring at the Sun

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    1997 with "Nectar" being the last song on the legendary Firestarter compilation (Century Black). I was a big fan of progrock and really liked their take on music.
     
  16. L0bster

    L0bster OneTwo!

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    Started to listen in 2002, to BWP and MAYH.
    When deliverance hit the shelfs (not long therafter) I remember being prepared to get dissapointed, but the opposite happened, I was blown away. Since then I havent found any reason to doubt this band.
     
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    hah, I remember some guy on youtube that had commented on the lamentations "In my time of need"

    -I thought opeth was Metal?

    EDIT (read: he edited his post): oh nvm, I just heard master's apprentices

    Must have been quite a shock :heh:

    Anyway 2002 for me, Heard deliverance song and right after that I got MAYH from my brother.

    Funny though, I didn't listen very intensively to opeth back then, I was very young and mostly into melodic death like old in flames and children of badoom and shortly after; black metal.

    I think it took me at least 2 years to fully realize what a brilliant band it was, when I actually bought the deliverance album.
     
  18. Hedon-

    Hedon- vic firth 2b

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    it took me 2 minutes to realize how brilliant opeth is
     
  19. wwallinga

    wwallinga Working on #3

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    This was definitely not the case for me. I found out about them in a magazine advertisement that referred to them as "the heaviest band ever" or something similarly hyperbolic. I thought I'd better check them out. So, I went down to the local cd shop and bought Blackwater Park. Upon putting it into my CD player, I was immediately turned off by the growling vocals. I tried listening to it a few times, but it eventually ended up on the shelf for a few weeks.

    Eventually, I gave it a second chance. The mix of death metal with acoustic was too intriguing to ignore and I just kept listening. In August of 2003, I went on a 2 week camping trip with my wife and daughter, bringing with me a few CDs. I listened to Blackwater park for pretty much the entire vacation.
    The rest is history.
     
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    2005. I just freshly registered to Last.fm, so i thought i'd check out it's radio feature. I put in the "death metal" tag, and after all those generic death metal song Godhead's Lament came. Was a bit weird at first with all those passages and aaaahs and acoustics. Then a few days later the melody of "Thought I could not leave this place on this imminent day..." just popped into my head. after a while i realised it was Opeth, got Still Life, and fell in love instantly with the band. it was 3 years ago but the feelings i get from that album are still unchanged.
    thank you Opeth!!
     

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