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Opeth

Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by Cornfed Hick, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    He's great at harmonies, but Akerfeldt is specifying "people who all have lead singer-type voices." So, let's just hope it's not him. Personally, I think Akerfeldt is too smart to try that. He knows that he's too particular about his music to try and take on Portnoy's ego.

    I see their interactions as like that one guy at the party that doesn't understand sarcasm.

    PORTNOY: "Hey dude, we totally have to do something together, brotha!"
    MIKAEL: "Oh, yes. We must do that."
    PORTNOY: "Yeah brotha, let's do it! I think that music would be badass!"
    MIKAEL: "Yes, it would certainly be something."
    *Portnoy turns his head to look at shiny things because A.D.D., Mikael vanishes*
    PORTNOY (to himself): "SWEET! I can't wait to make an album with Mikael!"

    Later, in interviews...

    MIKAEL: "Yes, we've always wanted to do something together, but it just hasn't worked out yet..."
    MIKAEL'S SECRETARY: "Hey, Mikael, both you and Mike Portnoy have January 2015 to April 2015 completely free."
    MIKAEL: "NO! I, uh...I have plans. Vacation. I'm going to a sunny beach. Alone."
     
  2. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Btw. dude from Katatonia (Jonas Renkse) played drums there for a long time.
     
  3. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    This does sound like a Metal Transatlantic. Also Portnoy's best vocal work is in Transatlantic. He's used sparingly and the parts they write for him to sing actually fit his voice. It's nothing like what he was doing toward the end of DT. So if he was involved in this I wouldn't have a problem with it. I also don't see him doing tuff guy vocals when Mikael and Townsend are in the band because the only reason he did them in DT was he didn't think JLB's voice was Metal enough.

    Edit: All that said I'm 100% sure Portnoy won't be involved.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2017
  4. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Portnoy has been involved in so many projects and managed to keep his ego from getting in the way. I think they just haven't found an interesting idea that they can work on together. I imagine Mike wants to do something heavy like Opeth and Mikael is obviously not interested in that.
     
  5. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    I've become addicted to Wreath and By The Pain I See In Others. Reoccuring parts that start at 1:46 in Wreath and 3:32 in By The Pain are incredible. On the whole I don't think these songs are their best, but those moments alone are Top 5.
     
  6. Detective Beauregard

    Detective Beauregard Barrels of Rum! Black Powder!

    I definitely agree that these two songs make the Top 5 on Deliverance.
     
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  7. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Wreath is the best example of Opeth paint by numbers. If Mikael ever tried to write Death Metal again I could imagine it sounding like that. He said it would have to be all brutal too, which Wreath is.

    BTPISIO doesn't work for the opposite reasons. They're trying something different but it just doesn't come together. Would still much rather listen to that than Wreath.
     
  8. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    I really like By the Pain I See in Others. The "rise to submission" riff is sick, and the calm middle part is very nice.

    Wreath, I'm not a big fan of. It's the only track on Deliverance that I don't care for.
     
  9. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    Yesterday I read somewhere on FB

    The last 3 Opeth albums > the first 3 Opeth albums.

    (it was in a discussion under the meme on the last three albums, short version: "you like it = you're a pleb")

    Agree or disagree?
     
  10. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    BTW

    Man, Mostly Autumn!!! :eek: I am shocked and offended.
     
  11. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Can't remember how I ranked them for the survivor but they're very close. Pale Comminion is easily the best of the six, but the rest are pretty close. Heritage and Sorceress probably show better songwriting but the first two albums have some fresh/exciting ideas.
     
  12. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    I commented on that very meme :D.

    I think Heritage is better than the first three albums, but not Pale Communion and Sorceress.

    AFAIK, that was a response to NP. I didn't denounce the genre, I just knew he would hate it.
     
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  13. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    There are a lot of prog folk albums from the 70s that are way more interesting than Storm Corrosion imo.
     
  14. MrKnickerbocker

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    Without actually checking my rankings, I'm pretty sure my list would be:

    PC > MAYH > Sorceress/Orchid > Morningrise > Heritage
     
  15. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Swap Orchid and Morningrise and that's my ranking too.
     
  16. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I might go with that too. I'm still not sure where to place Sorceress. There are some really cool parts but it's the first Opeth album that I had no urge to go back to after the first few listens.
     
  17. Detective Beauregard

    Detective Beauregard Barrels of Rum! Black Powder!

    I feel the same way, save for a few songs.
     
  18. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Same here. Ranks comfortably last in my rankings. Still a good record though.
     
  19. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    The Wilde Flowers, Era, Chrysalis, and Strange Brew are awesome. The rest is OK but nothing too spectacular.
     
  20. MrKnickerbocker

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    I still don't get Strange Brew. Mostly I enjoy the songs, but there's definitely too many interludes and instrumental stuff.
     

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