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    Posted: May 01 2006 at 18:36
mmm??? great album!!! My only Opeth album this far, but I really like it...
My favorite is the Lepper Affinity...great melodys, exceleltn solos...and the piano at the end...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2006 at 18:39
Bleak for meBig smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2006 at 19:18
All the songs on this album are terrific, but Drapery Falls defines the great balance between death and prog metal.
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It is music that does progress. Progressive music takes a riff, turns it inside out, plays it upside down and the other way around, and explores its potential.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2006 at 20:03
All good tunes but I love the first track,The Leper Affinity.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2006 at 20:06
for me its drapery falls, the best song from Opeth imo !!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2006 at 20:18

I love Opeth and el bothy if this is your only one get more!

anyway i personally think this album should be taken as a whole

so this is hard to pick i love all the songs on this album. there's that beautiful intro to Dirge for November, the section in Bleak where the guitar is still shredding but Mikael's voice switches to clean "Mist ripples round your thin white neck, and draws me a line", not to mention the beauty and simplicity of patterns in the ivy...

woops this is sounding like a review ok my favorite is gonna be The Drapery Falls
When the world is sick
Can't no one be well
But I dreamt we were all
beautiful and strong

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2006 at 22:04
For me, I think it's actually Blackwater Park.  Just love that song.
But I really enjoy The Leper Affinity, Bleak, Drapery Falls...

Outstanding album.  ClapClapClap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2006 at 22:07
The Drapery Falls for me.

Great album by the way Clap

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2006 at 22:08
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 02 2006 at 03:07
This opeth album is very special to me.
It sort of digress from their route (because of tracks like Bleak and BWP) but in the same time keeps their musical legacy (tracks like Leper affinity and Drapery falls). It has some of the same format introduced in Still Life in terms of album structure, if you get my meaning (if not, never mind).
 
I can listen to all Opeth albums anytime, no matter what mood I am (only few other bands can I do this with), and this particular album gets me into this mixed melancholic and relaxed and comfortable  mood at the same time.  
 
My favourites from this album are Leper Affinity, Bleak (what an intro!), Drapery falls and Blackwater Park (what an amazing scream does Akerfeldt give at the end of the song!!!). They may not be over complex (though Leper and Drapery are) or contain their best work (though I believe it does) but the sheer power and emotions emanating from these songs has a profound effect on me.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 02 2006 at 03:54
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 02 2006 at 04:06
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 02 2006 at 04:19
Probably 'Bleak'. My favorite album of theirs.
Over land and under ashes
In the sunlight, see - it flashes
Find a fly and eat his eye
But don't believe in me
Don't believe in me
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 02 2006 at 19:26
Originally posted by white_russian white_russian wrote:

harvest
 
why? in my opinion harvest is the only weak track on the album.
When the world is sick
Can't no one be well
But I dreamt we were all
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 02 2006 at 19:29
All the tracks are excellent but I have to say THE DRAPERY FALLS.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 02 2006 at 23:07
Originally posted by lightbulb_son lightbulb_son wrote:

Originally posted by white_russian white_russian wrote:

harvest
 
why? in my opinion harvest is the only weak track on the album.


Not to speak for the guy, but my opinion is that Harvest is very welcommed after heavy tracks like The Leper Affinity and Bleak.

The song also has some great chord progressions and a nice solo, but I believe the weakest track goes to Dirge for November; really nothing in particular that makes me think this way, possibly because it takes quite a bit to get started (that's not to say that I do not enjoy Mikael's isolated vocals and minimalism in the beginning though.)

I chose the Funeral Portrait oddly enough. I love the solo and the old school death metal riffs in the second part of the first verse. I also believe that Mikael was trying to accomplish what he did with "Baying of the Hounds", while different, I get the same feeling from both of these songs.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2006 at 16:29
Probably Drapery. I prefer their clean stuff (I've only recently been able to listen to their heavy) so I think "Damnation" is by far their best album. Am I alone?


Edited by ConfusedGenius - May 07 2006 at 16:30
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2006 at 17:44
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2006 at 17:47
It's hard to choose one trak as it's a classic . Mmmmm I'll go for Bleak.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2006 at 17:50
I love Steven Wilsons part on that track.
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