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Posts like these are why I join metal forums.  Anytime spent on the internet helping others find and appreciate new music is time well spent!

Surprised nobody made a thread about these guys, as they're in my top 3 bands personally. New album supposed to be out in a couple months; I've read that it's going to mainly use clean vocals. Frankl

Re: Opeth Opeth, heck yeah. Pure brilliance. Amazing technical skills from Åkerfeldt, plus the incredible mood they manage to create in their songs. It's like nothing else I've heard.

Re: Opeth I like Opeth, they are so calm. I saw them at Sweden rock a couple of years ago, and they did none of that crap "I wanna see you jump/scream" etc, they just played an awesome gig and the audience went wild. So at the last song he thanked us for that and said that for once he wanted to make a request, if everyone could just headbang the entire song :D

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Ah, now I remember why I didn't want to listen to Opeth. I mean their music is good, but I don't really like the vocalist and the music bores me... they're good and they're Swedish lol, but no. Thanks though man.
I have to agree with with you there, anytime they play at a festival I always end up going to the other band that is playing at the same time! They really bore me. But I do love his vocals in Bloodbath!!!
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Re: Opeth "Orchid" is my favourite album of all time, by anyone. Perfection. "Still Life" is close, and I really love the aothers up to and including "Blackwater Park". They definately lost their way after that album, although "Damnation" was fantastic. I think they dumbed down a bit for "Deliverance" (probably why it's so popular) and "Ghost Reveries", which eventually grew on me. I didn't like "Watershed" at all. There were hardly any songs - just a collection of ideas, which was very frustrating. The cover of "Bridge Of Sighs" was by far the standout track for me. I'm glad they are going in a pure Prog direction because I don't feel they have any more to offer Metal. I think the new album will have the passion that the last one severly lacked because Mikael Akerfeldt will be playing the music he really loves the most. I wish their involvement with that hippy twat Steve Wilson had never happened - it was all downhill from there.

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Second favorite band. @ NTNR: Did they do Damnation all the way through like on the Lamentations DVD? 'Cause that is boring.
I honestly can't say. I went to see Lacuna Coil (it was their fist time through my state) and they were promoting their Comalies album at the time. I'd have to check my ticket stub but it was between 02-03. The only Opeth album I found remotely interesting was 'Deliverance' and I was told by a then friend that it was their worst. My rhythm guitarist (blutausnord as he's known here) played some of their first album for me a while ago, and while it wasn't bad I can't see myself getting into them. They also got screwed on that show. They were told they could use their sound tech(s) but were told at the last second that they couldn't and had to use the clubs. They sounded awful as a result. The speakers sounded like they were going to explode they were so loud.
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