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Round 1 Lima Bracket: Opeth v. Traffic

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    Posted: December 06 2014 at 08:05
From the mighty Prog Metal Conference we have one of the most accessible and greatest of bands!

From Sweden

OPETH!!!!!!



From the Eclectic Conference we have one of greats who helped define 'eclectic' prog.

From England

TRAFFIC!!!



Vegas oddsmakers have labelled this matchup a toss up.

I find your lack of Bassoon disturbing.....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bhikkhu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2014 at 08:08
Like Opeth but I have been a Traffic fan since I first stated expanding my musical horizons.
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Not much of a fan of either but prefer Traffic
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2014 at 08:46
I LOVE Traffic...  but have come to love Opeth.

However I do have to vote for the long time love over the new one.  Love both though.
I find your lack of Bassoon disturbing.....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2014 at 08:50
Traffic have long been a favourite of mine, while Opeth (whom I used to like a lot) seem to have been going steadily downhill since they decided to take a more "mainstream" prog direction. So, this one is a no-brainer for me.
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Opeth quite easily for me, I've found Traffic to be very dull.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2014 at 09:11
Opeth for their Damnation album alone. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Michael678 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2014 at 09:14
Opeth.... only know Ghost of Perdition, though. Traffic's not bad, however. Dear Mr. Fantasy and Rock and Roll Stew are alright. but the former beats the other two, though.
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None of both is a favorite.

Traffic is a bit bland for me but a transcendental point ion Prog history
Opeth is damned by the ugly growls.

Will have to go with the bland one.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Meltdowner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2014 at 09:25
Not much into Metal (although I tried Still Life and Blackwater Park) so one vote for Traffic. Really cool music. Smile
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Traffic. Low Spark and John Barleycorn are two of my favorite albums. If I wanted to hear death growls I'd watch a zombie movie.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2014 at 09:41
Never understood Opeth.  Not a huge Traffic fan but they get my vote easily.
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John Barleycorn must live.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Metalmarsh89 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2014 at 10:46
They couldn't be any more different, but I still prefer Traffic.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2014 at 10:59
Traffic. I don't have listened much to Opeth, but I heard Pale Communion yesterday and it sounded pretty good.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2014 at 11:17
John Barleycorn must win! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wanorak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2014 at 11:51
Not a major fan of either, but I'll go with Opeth. I only like a couple of Traffic tracks.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2014 at 13:01
Traffic all the way.  I have never been much of a fan of Opeth.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twalsh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2014 at 13:32
Death growl overdose!  However, I found myself liking the death growls early on in this song.  Just goes to show that one can get used to anything.  I don't know you well, Opeth, but I respect a lot of what I heard.  I think i will stick with the post-growl era, however.
Traffic took a while to grow on me, but had a thirty year head start and are the clear winners for me.  Love Stevie's vocals before he went all 'adult contemporary.'
More heavy prog, please!
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