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Poll Question: Which band do you prefer?
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    Posted: October 14 2010 at 16:35
Welcome to Round 3 Division 7 of Battle of the Prog Bands!  This time, our two contenders are Riverside and Opeth.  Vote for your favorite, and the band with the most votes will move onto Round 4.  Please do not vote unless you have listened to at least one album by both bands.
 
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Schedule for Upcoming Matches
Round 3 Division 8 - October 18
Round 4 Divsion 1 - October 22
Round 4 Division 2 - October 27
Round 4 Division 3 - October 30
 
Opeth is one of my greatest discoveries of late, and I just can't get enough of Still Life.  I never thought I would get into Metal, but they proved me wrong.  Unfortunately, I haven't heard Riverside so I can't vote.


Edited by UndercoverBoy - October 14 2010 at 16:36
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Opeth by a long, long shot. 
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I dislike both bands, so no vote this time.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2010 at 16:39
Riverside for me
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote UndercoverBoy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2010 at 16:39
Originally posted by DisgruntledPorcupine DisgruntledPorcupine wrote:

I dislike both bands, so no vote this time.
Can you at least vote for the one you dislike less?
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Opeth, by a landslide


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Originally posted by UndercoverBoy UndercoverBoy wrote:

Originally posted by DisgruntledPorcupine DisgruntledPorcupine wrote:

I dislike both bands, so no vote this time.
Can you at least vote for the one you dislike less?
Okay then. I guess I'll vote Riverside.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote questionsneverknown Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2010 at 17:24
Opeth (and, like Mr UCB, I must thank this lot for getting me to like metal again).

I assume this is going to be a pummeling wipeout, no?
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I've gotta take Opeth. I love Riverside, but Opeth's music is another dimension apart from theirs for me.

Edited by Elderflower Man - October 14 2010 at 17:30
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Evolutionary Sleeper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2010 at 17:32
Originally posted by Elderflower Man Elderflower Man wrote:

I've gotta take Opeth. I love Riverside, but Opeth's music is another dimension apart from theirs for me.


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Originally posted by The Sleepwalker The Sleepwalker wrote:

Opeth by a long, long shot. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jörgemeister Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2010 at 17:47
Riverside.  Second life symdrome and Rapid eye Movement!
never really got into opeth besides the album wilson produced, and i dont apreciate harsh vocals, never could.


Edited by Arnold_Layne - October 14 2010 at 17:48
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Synchestra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2010 at 17:49
Originally posted by Elderflower Man Elderflower Man wrote:

I've gotta take Opeth. I love Riverside, but Opeth's music is another dimension apart from theirs for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Klogg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2010 at 17:52
Originally posted by UndercoverBoy UndercoverBoy wrote:

Originally posted by DisgruntledPorcupine DisgruntledPorcupine wrote:

I dislike both bands, so no vote this time.
Can you at least vote for the one you dislike less?

Well. Opeth, because it's death metal Rawks
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Riverside...do like Opeth a lot though
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I haven't heard Riverside. No vote here.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A Person Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2010 at 18:51
Originally posted by thellama73 thellama73 wrote:

I haven't heard Riverside. No vote here.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SaltyJon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2010 at 18:56
I haven't heard Riverside and I'm not a huge fan of what little Opeth I've heard so far - I almost bought an Opeth album about a month ago, but instead I got Eric Dolphy's Out to LunchApprove
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Riverside doesn't growl, so my vote they do get.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Quiet One Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2010 at 19:28
Not a big fan of either, but I'd take Second Life Syndrome over Damnation. While I think Opeth are stronger musically, at least more interesting for me, the growls just ruin the whole listening experience for me.
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