Akerfeldt Quits Bloodbath

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  1. fps

    fps Kit

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    haha well two of them i've not heard tbh but devin doesn't growl, in fact he asked Akerfeldt to do the death growls on Stand because he says he sucks at them, i don't even know what it is he does he's a freak of nature.
     
  2. guy in latvia

    guy in latvia SS.org Regular

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    Don't misunderstand me, its not that I dislike Heritage because its not heavy, I absolutely love Damnation, its the album that got me into Opeth. The reason I'm so dissapointed with it is because, as opposed to Opeths previous albums, it sounds so overused and overheard. I know Mike is crazy about 70s prog, and this is his tribute album to that, but it has nothing to do with what I like in Opeth. With the exception of 2/3 songs it's a very poor album. Personaly, if I want to hear 70s prog, I will listen to Rush, Camel, etc, not Mikes washed up version of it.

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    Also sorry for totaly derailing the thread, but fuck yea Christian Älvestam would be a mega awesome replacement!
     
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    I agree. I completely get that they were good with BWP, then spent a couple of albums polishing that and now want to move on as musicians and all that, but from my own point of view I like Opeth that sounds like Opeth and to me Heritage sucks. To me they add nothing to the music world, they did 'the Opeth' very well though.

    It's all taste and subjectivity all that jazz :lol: but to me, another metal giant has fallen like so many before them, and so many to come.

    On topic: Tägtgren gogogo
     
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    Enselmis SS.org Regular

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    Agreed with the first part.

    Although we do have many albums worth, it'd be nice if they'd play some of that stuff live. Frankly I was really looking forward to hearing his growls for the first time live and then BAM! Not a single grunt when they played here last summer. That was pretty disappointing.
     
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    Tägtgren.
     
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    :yesway: Always preferred him anyways. :hbang:
     
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    please god no. Chris Barnes is one of the worst death metal vocalists of all time. No brutallity to his vocals whatsoever. Sounds like he ripped the bong n then ate a bunch of peanut butter crackers n is just talking about mutilation and torture.
     
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    Ironbird Kahler Abuser

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    Interesting to see people rip on Opeth after Heritage, when the truth is that they've been incorporating acoustic music into their brand of death metal from day one. :lol:

    Take 5 tablets of Orchid and come see me tomorrow.
     
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    Triple7 The Decepticon

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    I don't think anyone was ripping on the acoustic parts at all.:scratch:
     
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    Lasik124 SS.org Regular

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    Oh hi thread with off topic talk about Opeth's direction

    I'm just popping in to say Heritage was sick, Peace! :fawk:
     
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    ilyti Lazy Ryebread Viking

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    It's not so much what they did on Heritage, it's what they didn't do: ie. anything metal whatsoever, and no growled vocals. I personally saw Heritage as the next logical step from Watershed, and enjoyed every minute of it. I don't think it's "watered down King Crimson" or whatever. It's a fantastic album, but we all know that with every Opeth album, there are going to be haters, and they tend to be very vocal about it.
     
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    it's watered down Camel, not King Crimson. :cool:
     
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    Scattered Messiah Kassandrian Dreams

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    I second the notion for Tägtgren! would be soooo cool :D
     
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    ilyti Lazy Ryebread Viking

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    Fair point. But in my case, I never really listened to those bands, or knew much about 70s prog until I heard Heritage. I was really more of a 70s rock/metal fan, and a modern prog fan. So it was a positive thing for me that a band I really like decided to emulate that style, because it opened my eyes to 70s prog. Opeth reinterpreted that music in a way that I liked, and I don't spite them for it. The only people who seem to are the ones who were into all that stuff before I was.
     
  15. VBCheeseGrater

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    Yeah, i noticed his growling was sounding rough at the NY anniversary show in 2010. Still, i can understand the main reason for leaving BB would be being in two serious bands. Opeth has been busy as hell lately.

    Personally, i really don't care. People get older and change. You can't blame emmitt smith for not running a 4.4 anymore, but metal guys seem to think their idols are immune to aging, maturity, life changes, etc. I enjoy following artists along a musical journey, if i don't enjoy it anymore, i'll get off and find something else - as i will if they keep rechurning the same stuff.
     
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    ah... at least we have storm corrosion to look forward to. I didn't mind heritage, but in all honesty I only listened to it for a couple weeks and then moved on - a good piece nonetheless though
     
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    PortalNathrakh DO NOT SPEAK

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    Whoa. I had no idea that was the final show with that lineup. Dude. I feel bad for washing Mikael's beer out of my hair now (he tossed it into the pit towards the end of Eaten).
     
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    Back in the day he was definitely rippin it up, but prolonged growling and yes def massive repeated bong hits will kill your brutal vocals, even George Fisher is going that way, you can't sing that way forever
     
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    "Akerfeldt quits Metal":shrug:
     
  20. TheKindred

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    so a little off topic from the OP, but he still is doing growls live...

    Here's a setlist from last night. I'm stoked since I've got Mastadon/Opeth tickets and was hoping there's be some classic Opeth in the line up.

    Through Pain to Heaven
    (Popol Vuh song)
    The Devil's Orchard
    I Feel the Dark
    Slither
    Windowpane
    Burden
    The Lines in My Hand
    Folklore
    Demon of the Fall
    The Grand Conjuration

    Definitely some growls required for those tracks...
     

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