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Discussion in 'Dark Tranquillity' started by Wolfman Von Jones, Jun 22, 2002.

  1. Wolfman Von Jones

    Wolfman Von Jones The trouble with you

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    Well what are they? I for one dont like the band, I dont think they are anything special.

    Nick(DARK TRANQUILLITY :headbang: )
     
  2. Salamurhaaja

    Salamurhaaja Member

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    I like some parts of some songs and some songs in general.
    I just think all their songs are too damn long, I can't really keep my head straight when all the songs are around 9 minutes and most are more, what the hell is the point of making a 20 minute songs? I don't get it, is it supposed to be something special to fit everything into one song?
     
  3. Silentjohan

    Silentjohan Cornered within

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    I like Opeth.
    They've made such masterpieces filled with emotions.
    And Mikael Åkerfeldt has a beautiful voice!
     
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    I like them.I do think they are overrated,and they can become pretty boring..
     
  5. HarmonyDies....

    HarmonyDies.... Semi-True

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    Great band! I did not like Blackwater Park that much, can get abit boring.:) My Favourite song is "When"
     
  6. Heliologue

    Heliologue neologist

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    their songs are long because they don't do the standard verse-chorus-verse-bridge-chorus-chorus pablum.

    nothing against dark tranquillity, i mean, i like them too, but akerfeldt is a much better songwriter.
     
  7. mousewings

    mousewings Member

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    I heard them a while ago. I don't think they are anything special. Not my type of music, but it is personal taste...
     
  8. TheMindzI

    TheMindzI Denial serves me

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    I was surprised when I first listened to My Arms, Your Hearse.. I got all the albums within 3 or 4 weeks.. Nice lyrics, nice vocals, GREAT guitars, blah blah... I've also seen them live twice, all four of them are great musicians..
     
  9. ROY JONES JR

    ROY JONES JR POUND 4 POUND #1

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    Opeth is a GREAT band, I'd say underrated instead of overrated.
    I love mikael's double voice attack. he could sing charming while growl like a beast. And the music is a lot deeper than Dt's, that's why I had to give numerous spins to their albums. Every album is unique, I don't have a favorite one. :cool:
     
  10. DoAsISayNotAsIDo

    DoAsISayNotAsIDo Ravishing Grimness

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    Opeth isn't good... they're GREAATTTT!!!!They took third place in my favourites:)
     
  11. DoAsISayNotAsIDo

    DoAsISayNotAsIDo Ravishing Grimness

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    Agreed, i think Opeth is much more better than Dark Tranquillity...(I say this in Dt board, you gonna kill me!:))
     
  12. Wanderingblade

    Wanderingblade Just Hangin' Around

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    I like Opeth.

    I like Opeth a lot. They're a talented band, who do a good live show and have some wonderful songs. Akerfeldt is a truly amazing vocalist, one of the few who can IMO come close to comparing with Stanne.

    However, they are not perfect. Their songs are for the most part longer than they need to be, and they often meander off the path of genius into the Swindon-like surburbs of the mediocre. I fail to see how so many people credit them as an all perfect, never wrong band. They are definitley overrated in that respect.

    And they'll never be better than DT. IMO of course...
     
  13. Narcoloth

    Narcoloth Hypnagogic Harvester

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    I think that Opeth are by far one of the bands with a really unique sound out there. Much like Nevermore, it only takes 2 sec and you can identify that this is their song. And this is something really difficult to achieve in music today as everything is almost trid out by now.

    I must admit that it takes a while to get into them , due to their song structure and length. I too , on first listening, couldn't really dig tem. After a few listens, I really began to appreciate them for what they are, and now they're one of my fave bands. Much like Arcturus' "La Masquearde Infernale" which seems really inchoherent on fist listen, but it is actually certainly one of the best CDs ever to be recorded on the face of this planet.
     
  14. MacMoney

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    They're good but their later albums have begun to sound like riff collections instead of actual songs.
     
  15. Melancholia

    Melancholia Eternal daydreamer

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    You know i hate you :cry: but soon i will see them live,too :hotjump:
    btw,i know i owe u a list,you will get it soon...sorry for the delay,i was totally lost in space lately....


    I completely agree!!! People who know me know how crazy i am for this CD..... I am afraid my love for it is so endless that i will never manage to enjoy "the sham mirrors" to the degree it deserves... oh,well.....


    As for Opeth...when it comes to music everything is more or less a matter of (good or bad :D ) taste....So i will speak only for myself and avoid arguing with the non-Opethian.
    For me Opeth mean perfection,talented musicians,touching music and lyrics... i guess i've said enough... :worship:
     
  16. zodi

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    I like them alot but I don't think I have the patience required to sit down and listen intense enough, and I guess you have to do that with that kind of music.
     
  17. Heliologue

    Heliologue neologist

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    all that and you're never on the board anymore :lol:

    we miss you, m :cry:
     
  18. Narcoloth

    Narcoloth Hypnagogic Harvester

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    @Mel: Haven't you heard???? Rockwave is cancelled!! :cry:
    And I can also be in your official hate list, as I too saw Opeth twice,hehe
     
  19. Narcoloth

    Narcoloth Hypnagogic Harvester

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    PS: I think to fully appreciate Opeth you have to also see them live. Their performance is outstanding, elevating...

    As for Arcturus, LMI is just unbelievably brilliant. Sham mirrors is something in between LMI and their first. Great atmosphere. It's a bit more conventional than the bizzare LMI. Btw mel, have you listenied to Yearning? Their music is somewhat in the same vein with Arcturus
     
  20. Melancholia

    Melancholia Eternal daydreamer

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    :OMG:
    !!!!!!!!!!! I'm completely shocked.......
    thanx for telling...*visits didi's page* i had no idea,i was "away from reality" these days......
    This is totally sad....No i will never see Opeth...and damn,i had a bad feeling about it :( :cry: :cry:
    that was terrible :( damn...... imagine how much i wanted to see Opeth that i payed 36€ exclusively for them...
    :cry:


    saturnix@ unfortunately i'm not foruming so much lately...i don't have enough time for all the boards i'd like to post on...+ i think i'm through some kind of phase...
    maybe one day i will return :)
     

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