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Opeth

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

  1. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    I'd say Still Life is the only album that approaches the Dream Theater level of difficulty on guitar. That doesn't mean Opeth songs are easy to play on average though, they usually have some unusual chord progressions and difficult finger picking on them. Even Orchid & Morningrise, which have simple riffs and acoustic patterns, present a difficulty in that the vast amount of ideas make the songs difficult to memorize.
     
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  2. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Even Still Life doesn’t come close to Dream Theater difficulty IMO. There are some tricky rhythms but they can be figured out pretty quickly. Hardest song is probably Serenity Painted Death.

    DT definitely don’t have chord voicings or finger picking passages that are as challenging as some of what you find in Opeth, but those are easier to figure out than the average DT instrumental section.
     
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  3. MrKnickerbocker

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  4. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Speaking of Opeth songs on guitar, learned how to play Bleak on guitar today. And what fun it is to play.
     
  5. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

  6. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

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  7. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Oh shit, I did not notice that, fucking yes! I posted the picture solely because of that stupid quote :p

    When's it getting released?
     
  8. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    It looks like it’s just included with the magazine, don’t see anything about a separate release.
     
  9. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    I meant the magazine, yeah. It's out on Thursday.
     
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  10. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    It's available already, actually.

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    Listening to it in proper order now:

    Eternal Rains Will Come - Right off the bat I'm disappointed at how poorly the orchestra was recorded. Strings kicked ass on this song and you can barely hear them here... Even shitty phone YouTube videos showcase it better. Still a pretty awesome performance though, I like it more than the studio recording because it's way heavier and Axe isn't restrained.

    Cusp Of Eternity - Gazillion times better than the studio recording, even if it (again) downplays the orchestra and the choir. I think this is a soundboard recording and wasn't planned to be more than a bonus. Sad!

    The Drapery Falls - Epic as fuck performance until the growls kick in... They are really rough here. The higher ones are OK but the lower stuff is really bad. They sounded way better in person tbh. Also, the guitars are kinda silent here. Maybe it would've been better if they did only the songs with clean vocals with the orchestra and a heavy 2nd set, like Lamentations.

    Demon Of The Fall - Forgettable recording. Bad vocals and orchestra didn't have much to add and you can't even hear it properly.

    Voice Of Treason - Now, this song was tailor made for orchestra and it shows. Best recording on here probably.

    The Devil's Orchard - Thank fuck for this, now I don't need to listen to any Heritage studio recording ever again :p This is fucking perfect. Better production than the studio version, way heavier and with an added bonus of orchestra here and there.

    The Grand Conjuration - Solid performance. Studio recording is obviously superior due to much better production and vocals but this one is also good due to quite noticeable orchestra. Best one of the 4 songs with growls.

    Deliverance - They turned up the orchestra on this song at last. Thankfully, that covers up the bad growls and the fact that they played it slower compared to original. I'd put it in the solid category along with the previous song. Will rather listen to the studio or Lamentations recording, but this one is an interesting take too.

    Verdict: 4 songs with cleans are awesome; of 4 songs with growls, 2 are solid, 1 is half solid, 1 is forgettable
     
  11. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    How is this not an official dvd release?
     
  12. Wayne Bond

    Wayne Bond Nomad


    Very disappointed. Bought this today but the cd that came with mine only has 5 tracks and doesn’t have all the tracks that night prowler listed above.

    My cd only has :

    Eternal rains will come
    Deomon of the fall
    The devils orchard
    The grand conjugation
    Deliverence

    All solid tracks so better than nothing I guess but I wanted cups of eternity and the drapery falls which were mentioned above. Haven’t actually listed to the cd just going by the track listing on the back of the cardboard sleeve.
     
  13. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    You got the right thing; my review was both of that CD and the bonus songs from the last album, all of which were recorded at the same show. I just sorted them in proper order and then listened to them that way.
     
  14. Wayne Bond

    Wayne Bond Nomad

    Ah that’s good to know. Don’t know why I never twigged as I’ve also got the bonus songs from the last album. When I rip this cd onto my iTunes I’ll slot in the bonus songs in the order you posted above which should make a nice little live album.
     

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