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    Posted: August 03 2012 at 16:54
I've been listening to Opeth a bunch lately, more than I have in a very, very long time, aside from the occasional album here or there. I was curious to see what PA's members favorite albums were, so let's have it.

Mine are:

Ghost Reveries
Deliverance
Heritage
Blackwater Park
Still Life
Damnation
Watershed
My Arms, Your Hearse
Morningrise
Orchid

Orchid and Morningrise are rarely listened to, even though I used to listen to them a lot when I was 15 or 16. The music's structures are not well crafted yet, and there's too much bleakness and black metal for my tastes these days. Ghost Reveries has been my absolute favorite ever since it came out, beating out Deliverance, which I think is an awesome album, but some people don't for some reason. Blackwater Park was my first album and I've always considered it one of their best, but was recently beat out of the top 3 slot by their new album Heritage; I love the atmosphere on their new one. The rest are great.
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1. Heritage
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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I've only listened to four. I don't love growling but they're still great albums, but that puts the growless albums higher on my list.
1. Damnation
2. Heritage
3. Still Life
4. Black Water Park
They're all great though.


Edited by Master of Time - August 03 2012 at 17:13
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Blackwater Park
My Arms, Your Hearse
Still Life
Orchid
Morningrise
Watershed
Heritage
Ghost Reveries
Damnation
Deliverance
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Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

1. Heritage
damn it you stole my listLOL
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Still Life (in my top 3 favorite albums)
GAP
My Arms, Your Hearse
Blackwater Park and Ghost Reveries (tie)
Deliverance
Damnation
Watershed
Morningrise
Heritage
Orchid

I have Still Life on vinyl and love it so much, have all their live dvds, and the Live at Royal Albert Hall mega vinyl and dvd pack (and all their cds duh ha ha)


Edited by AlexDOM - March 14 2013 at 09:11
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I haven't been able to get into Opeth yet.  I have copies of several albums, and I'm just waiting for them to click someday.  I'm not really a metal guy, so it's an uphill battle, but I have known to get very attached to a select few metal bands from time to time (e.g. Boris), so I'm not giving up on Opeth yet.  

Oh, and if you say "try Heritage" (it's not metal), I have.  I just don't know what's missing.


Edited by HolyMoly - August 04 2012 at 19:54
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Anthony H. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2012 at 21:01
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

1. Heritage
damn it you stole my listLOL


Fail and double fail. Wink
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Morningrise is by far most definitley Opeth's best album and one of the greatest albums ever made inthe history of the time and everything. 

Yes, that makes no sense, but it's quite good.
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Top 3:

Morningrise
Still Life 
My Arms, Your Hearse
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Top 3
 
1- Still Life
2- Blackwater Park
3- Morningrise
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Awesome Tier

1. Ghost Reveries
2. Blackwater Park

Great Tier

3. Still Life

Good Tier

4. My Arms Your Hearse
5. Morningrise

Meh Tier

Orchid
Deliverance
Damnation
Watershed

Get the Hell Out of My Playlist Tier

Heritage
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote appudds Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2012 at 08:26
My order has been
1)Morningrise (The most intense, emotional album I have ever listened to. Blackrose Immortal and The Night and The Silent Water are songs from god. Not to forget the soothing To Bid You Farewell)
2)Orchid (A Lot of experimentation was made in this album and though some songs arent famous, they are really one of a kind. Like Under The Weeping Moon with its black metal feel and The Apostle In Triumph with the fretless bass and percussion section and not to forget the atmospheric Forest of October)
3)Blackwater Park (What a transition. The heavy songs are good and so are the softer songs as well. Perfect mix)

My least favourite has been Watershed. (Mediocre though good. A disappointment when compared to Ghost Reveries)

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Originally posted by IMPF IMPF wrote:

Morningrise is by far most definitley Opeth's best album and one of the greatest albums ever made inthe history of the time and everything. 

Yes, that makes no sense, but it's quite good.

I'm listening to Morningrise right now! 
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Watershed's their only album I've been able to get into, and its one of my top albums.
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  1. Still Life
  2. Blackwater Park
  3. Watershed
  4. Ghost Reveries
  5. Damnation
  6. Deliverance
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1. Ghost Reveries
2. Blackwater Park
3. Deliverance
4. Still Life
5. Watershed
6. My Arms, Your Hearse
7. Damnation
8. Heritage
9. Morningrise
10. Orchid
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1. Morningrise
2. Heritage
3. Ghost Reveries
4. Still Life
5. Blackwater Park
6. My Arms, Your Hearse
7. Orchid
8. Damnation
9. Watershed
10. and Deliverance that actually I never like
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I listened to Morningrise earlier, and I may have to move it up a couple notches in my list, it was a lot better than I remembered it being. Ghost Reveries is still their best album.
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Orchid
Deliverance
Still Life
Blackwater Park
Damnation
 
 
That last spot is kinda up for grabs to me. The first four are easily above the rest IMO.


Edited by Man With Hat - August 09 2012 at 14:56
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