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Why does Mike sound so evil....

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Till Fjalls, Nov 3, 2002.

  1. Till Fjalls

    Till Fjalls ¥¤ÆZµ

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    at 7:46 in Master's Apprentices?

    Possibility number one:

    There are no other instruments playing at the time, andhis voice takes up the full spectrum of sound. There are no other instruments with which you can compare his voice to (relatively, given the exact moment/contrast) No bass blocking the low frequencies, no cymbals blocking the highs, just pure multitracked bliss.

    As with most Opeth moments, it's all about the contrast. Beautiful acoustic section with great vocal harmonies, followed by lonely aggresive and layered vocals, followed by a major assault with distorted guitars, bass drums and of course extra guitars layers. Well planned, but not really any "heavier than any vocal lines Mike has done in the past. As a wannabe of a producer, that's my humble opinion. From now on, please respect the rest of Mike's great vocal duties with the same high regard in which you think of these! :D

    Sorry, drunkeness makes you post things you would not normally think of....:lol:
     
  2. elm lateral

    elm lateral Starlight Etherial Spirit

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    He sounds evil??

    :p

    His voice is on a completely different spectrum on Deliverance than to the earlier prev. albums.

    I wouldn't call it raw evil tho, but you covered all them fucking angles. Talk about heart attack when i heard it tho :)
     
  3. Masters Apprentice

    Masters Apprentice Homewrecker

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    I think the reason is it was supposed to make you shit yourself because it follows on from that cheesy acoustic mellow part. It's one of my favourite moments of the album :)
     
  4. Statues_Turned_Dust

    Statues_Turned_Dust Damnations Wrath

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    I heard this much talked about "evil" sounding part not too long ago and I have yet to see why so many people cream their pants about it(different strokes for different folks, yeah yeah yeah) I still think the growl from the moor is the epitome of all "evil", it sounds like this fucking demon feeding at the bottom of a well then it tears through you.....eh heh sorry for getting too into that :)
     
  5. elm lateral

    elm lateral Starlight Etherial Spirit

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    Heh, i agree with you, but the raw feel to it is enough to make you sit up and take notice ;)
     
  6. The Evil Toucan

    The Evil Toucan [NOTNO]Parrot

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    I don't think his growling in Master's Apprentices has ANYTHING on Demon of the Fall...
     
  7. warsofwinter

    warsofwinter In memory of Chuck

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    well said .. yeh it's great
     
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    my favorite growling on the album is from that song, but not of the part that everyone is talking about.... that whole part after the first clean vocal bit "i take what i cannnnnnn" etc. and on, is some great emotional screaming
     
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    He rips it up on the Bloodbath album.. pretty nuts.
     
  10. Katatonic

    Katatonic Not My Own

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    well, i havent heard it. i havent heard any of it. i am soooooo deprived. i have to wait until friday cos my internet is too slow to download it
     
  11. Deadlift

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    Evil????

    He sound like a baby.

    maybe you have watched to many horror movies
     
  12. LostInFog

    LostInFog Three Quarters Baked

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    The reason that part sounds like it does is because there are multiple vocal tracks played simultaneously.
     
  13. JesusChristPose

    JesusChristPose Logic Dictates

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    What does "evil" sound like? Who has ever heard "evil?" I haven't.
     
  14. mindflesh

    mindflesh Rainbow Satan Overflow

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    What kind of babies have YOU encountered? :eek:
     
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    My fav opeth growls are on serenity painted death the "ripped from my embrace-AH" part and also the whole "each and everyone would die at my hand" part they both are awesome.
     
  16. ham

    ham GAK! \m/ \m/

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    hear hear Dusk

    they're great
    BUT

    demon of the fall... the moor... SIGH OF SUMMER UPON MY RETARHERRAAAAAAAAAAARRRGH!!!
     
  17. Masters Apprentice

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    The best roar/scream/etc. is the part where he roar's twice in a row after the insanely fast acoustic part in Demon Of the Fall. I love that part.
     
  18. Rusty

    Rusty A-HAHAHA!

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    You just can't beat the scream at the end of Black Rose Immortal. That's a "cream the pants" scream.
     
  19. Katatonic

    Katatonic Not My Own

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    mikael in bloodbath does it for me every time
     
  20. Gnuckell

    Gnuckell Honesty is underrated

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    Oh well i think he 'quadrupled' the vocal track on Demon of the fall or something...
     

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