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Epitaph vs Nothing At All

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Topic: Epitaph vs Nothing At All
Posted By: Icarium
Subject: Epitaph vs Nothing At All
Date Posted: June 29 2016 at 18:52
I like both songs much and both are emotional, Epitaph evokes much feelings, but to me Nothing At All is among the best songs ever written, to me Gentle Giants most spessial gem, not becouse of length, but the general feel, its mood. Unlike any GG songs it got a calm and gentle atmosphere, a solemn, and economic use of atmospher displayed in trinsic meassure.

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Posted By: Larkstongue41
Date Posted: June 29 2016 at 19:14
I'm not particularly fond of Gentle Giant, but I have always considered 'Nothing At All' to be one of their greatest pieces. However, 'Epitaph' definitely gets the edge as far as I'm concerned.

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Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: June 29 2016 at 19:18
Nothing At All is fantastic...but...Epitaph is one of the greatest songs ever Wink

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Posted By: Pastmaster
Date Posted: June 29 2016 at 20:21
Gentle Giant easily.


Posted By: Rednight
Date Posted: June 29 2016 at 21:01
Nothing At All still sounds fresh to me. Epitaph sounds as ancient as the rest of that album.

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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: June 29 2016 at 21:45
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Nothing At All is fantastic...but...Epitaph is one of the greatest songs ever Wink


This.


Posted By: ALotOfBottle
Date Posted: June 30 2016 at 01:21
"Nothing At All" wins just by hair. Both songs are fantastic, though. The Gentle Giant piece, though, is outstanding and incredibly creative. That drum solo in the middle is so unique and ahead of its time!


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Posted By: Hercules
Date Posted: June 30 2016 at 06:27
Epitaph is one of the few KC songs I really like, but Nothing at All trumps it.

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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: June 30 2016 at 06:56
Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

Nothing At All still sounds fresh to me. Epitaph sounds as ancient as the rest of that album.

Agreed.


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Posted By: Manuel
Date Posted: June 30 2016 at 10:37
For me it's a tie. I really cannot choose between them.


Posted By: Barbu
Date Posted: June 30 2016 at 12:21
Both awesome.

Epitaph

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Posted By: aglasshouse
Date Posted: June 30 2016 at 14:12
I enjoy the more powerful rockathons of Octopus personally over their debut material.

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: June 30 2016 at 14:14
Nothing At All for me.

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Posted By: aglasshouse
Date Posted: June 30 2016 at 14:23
Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

Nothing At All for me.
Does this mean you're indifferent? LOL


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Posted By: akaBona
Date Posted: June 30 2016 at 14:38
GG


Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: June 30 2016 at 18:15
Epitaph.

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Posted By: Frenetic Zetetic
Date Posted: April 01 2018 at 13:58
Gentle Giant on this one.

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Posted By: Mortte
Date Posted: April 01 2018 at 14:05
Epitaph.


Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: April 01 2018 at 18:50
Originally posted by Pastmaster Pastmaster wrote:

Gentle Giant easily.


This

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