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Topic: Battle of the Prog Bands R3D7: Riverside vs Opeth
Posted By: UndercoverBoy
Subject: Battle of the Prog Bands R3D7: Riverside vs Opeth
Date 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.
 
Here is the tournament thus far:
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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.



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Posted By: The Sleepwalker
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 16:36
Opeth by a long, long shot. 

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Posted By: DisgruntledPorcupine
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 16:38
I dislike both bands, so no vote this time.

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Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 16:39
Riverside for me


Posted By: UndercoverBoy
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 16:39
Originally posted by DisgruntledPorcupine

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

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Posted By: JonteJH
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 17:15
Opeth, by a landslide

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Posted By: DisgruntledPorcupine
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 17:19
Originally posted by UndercoverBoy

Originally posted by DisgruntledPorcupine

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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Posted By: questionsneverknown
Date 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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Posted By: Elderflower Man
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 17:29
I've gotta take Opeth. I love Riverside, but Opeth's music is another dimension apart from theirs for me.

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Posted By: Evolutionary Sleeper
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 17:32
Originally posted by Elderflower Man

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


This.


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Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 17:33
Originally posted by The Sleepwalker

Opeth by a long, long shot. 


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Posted By: Jörgemeister
Date 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.


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Posted By: Synchestra
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 17:49
Originally posted by Elderflower Man

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

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Posted By: Klogg
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 17:52
Originally posted by UndercoverBoy

Originally posted by DisgruntledPorcupine

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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Posted By: Soul Dreamer
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 18:38
Riverside...do like Opeth a lot though

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Posted By: thellama73
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 18:43
I haven't heard Riverside. No vote here.

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Posted By: A Person
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 18:51
Originally posted by thellama73

I haven't heard Riverside. No vote here.


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Posted By: SaltyJon
Date 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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Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 19:24
Riverside doesn't growl, so my vote they do get.

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Posted By: The Quiet One
Date 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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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 19:31
Originally posted by harmonium.ro

Originally posted by The Sleepwalker

Opeth by a long, long shot. 


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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 19:32
Originally posted by rushfan4

Riverside doesn't growl, so my vote they do get.


LOL That's exactly what my dad would say! He loves Opeth's music, but can't stand the growling!

Anyway, my vote goes to Opeth by a landslide. I like Riverside (a lot), but they just aren't nearly as awesome as Opeth. Big smile


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Posted By: The Tourist
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 19:35
Had to think about this one for a while. I really love Riverside (plus I'm part Polish!), but I'm compelled to vote for Opeth just because I've been listening to them for so much longer. I think if Riverside put out one more album that is as strong as their previous releases, they'll really match Opeth's level.


Posted By: Anthony H.
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 19:49
Both bands create some of the greatest, most emotional, and most sophisticated progressive metal ever. However, Opeth's pioneering style and immense impact makes them the obvious choice; they've relased at least four absolute masterpieces.

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Posted By: UndercoverBoy
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 20:49
The growling is one of the highlights of Opeth's music, IMO.

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Posted By: Jörgemeister
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 22:56
Originally posted by Anthony H.

Both bands create some of the greatest, most emotional, and most sophisticated progressive metal ever. However, Opeth's pioneering style and immense impact makes them the obvious choice; they've relased at least four absolute masterpieces.


"obvious choice" for those who prefer Opeth over Riverside, amirite?


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 22:57
so, Can beat Floyd right?

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Posted By: Jörgemeister
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 23:40
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

so, Can beat Floyd right?


no, sorry. but almighty sheik Zappa will avenge Can in the next stage Wink


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Posted By: The Prognaut
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 23:44
I say Riverside

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Posted By: PabstRibbon
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 00:16
I love Riverside but Opeth is just out of this world. I didn't liked metal and growling before i've heard of Opeth and now it's one of the band I listen the most. I say OPETH


Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 00:31
Originally posted by snobb

Riverside for me
me too


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Posted By: b4usleep
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 01:32
Originally posted by rushfan4

Riverside doesn't growl, so my vote they do get.


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Posted By: rpe9p
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 01:35
I hate all growling but opeth deserves to win


Posted By: Rune2000
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 02:08
I just realized my new rule --- can't decide, vote for Sweden!


Posted By: Shevrzl
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 02:35
I feared this is where Riverside will go out. Well, at least we'll go down with some pride. They beat PoS, so it's not too bad.


Posted By: progkidjoel
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 02:44
Originally posted by UndercoverBoy

The growling is one of the highlights of Opeth's music, IMO.


Same here. Opeth without a doubt.


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Posted By: Bonnek
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 03:51

Riverside is fine, Opeth is brilliant.
Looking at the remaining players in the battle, they only lose to Floyd, Crimson for me.
With Rush it will be a toss-up.


Posted By: earthworm
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 04:58
I have to vote for Opeth, but I like Riverside too :)


Posted By: Gillywibble
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 07:18
Opeth - best band ever.

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Posted By: AA
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 08:46
Originally posted by SaltyJon

I haven't heard Riverside and I'm not a huge fan of what little Opeth I've heard so far (...)

No vote for same reason


Posted By: DisgruntledPorcupine
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 08:58
Originally posted by Arnold_Layne

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

so, Can beat Floyd right?


no, sorry. but almighty sheik Zappa will avenge Can in the next stage Wink
No he won't... Magma beat him, right...right?

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Posted By: Jörgemeister
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 09:33
Originally posted by Shevrzl

I feared this is where Riverside will go out. Well, at least we'll go down with some pride. They beat PoS, so it's not too bad.

whaaaaat i missed that one Angry

damnit Riverside! i dont like you anymore.


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Posted By: Jörgemeister
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 09:37
Originally posted by DisgruntledPorcupine

Originally posted by Arnold_Layne

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

so, Can beat Floyd right?


no, sorry. but almighty sheik Zappa will avenge Can in the next stage Wink
No he won't... Magma beat him, right...right?

yeah, sure Ermm

LOL all our favs have been eliminated by most popular bands!!


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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 09:39
Originally posted by Arnold_Layne

Originally posted by Shevrzl

I feared this is where Riverside will go out. Well, at least we'll go down with some pride. They beat PoS, so it's not too bad.

whaaaaat i missed that one Angry

damnit Riverside! i dont like you anymore.
They beated Ayreon, too. My fav Prog-metal band...I only hope that Genesis won't win...


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Posted By: DisgruntledPorcupine
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 09:44
Originally posted by octopus-4

Originally posted by Arnold_Layne

Originally posted by Shevrzl

I feared this is where Riverside will go out. Well, at least we'll go down with some pride. They beat PoS, so it's not too bad.

whaaaaat i missed that one Angry

damnit Riverside! i dont like you anymore.
They beated Ayreon, too. My fav Prog-metal band...I only hope that Genesis won't win...
And Dream Theater. Angry Dream Theater took the lead right after the poll ended though. Cry

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Posted By: Jörgemeister
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 09:45
Originally posted by octopus-4

Originally posted by Arnold_Layne

Originally posted by Shevrzl

I feared this is where Riverside will go out. Well, at least we'll go down with some pride. They beat PoS, so it's not too bad.

whaaaaat i missed that one Angry

damnit Riverside! i dont like you anymore.
They beated Ayreon, too. My fav Prog-metal band...I only hope that Genesis won't win...
or floyd, that would be too predictable.

so Riverside beated PoS, Ayreon and DT but its falling against Opeth, weird because i think DT would beat Opeth... easily.


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Posted By: Stooge
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 09:55
I haven't heard enough to write off Riverside. No vote.


Posted By: Morningrise
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 10:28
Farewell Riverside...

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Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 12:00

I prefer Riverside.....I don't care for the vocal style of Opeth.



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Posted By: EatThatPhonebook
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 13:22
VERY hard. But Riverside changed my life, so my vote goes to them. 

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Posted By: Shevrzl
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 13:48

Originally posted by EatThatPhonebook

VERY hard. But Riverside changed my life, so my vote goes to them. 

Same here! God knows how my life would be if I hadn't picked up Out of Myself.



Posted By: Takeshi Kovacs
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 15:59
Riverside - but not by a great deal. They were really good when I saw them live in a little place in London a couple of years back.

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Posted By: TheClosing
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 18:08
Oh'Pith. Wink


Posted By: memowakeman
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 18:19
Riverside

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Posted By: Any Colour You Like
Date Posted: October 15 2010 at 19:39
I love Riverside, and they beat 95% of other Prog Metal, but Opeth is nigh on untouchable in this area.

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Posted By: Camel666
Date Posted: October 16 2010 at 09:07
Wow, first time I really don't know who to vote.
Two mighty fine bands. I'de have gone for Opeth if we were just after Blackwater Park or Deliverance but right now I'm lost.


Posted By: NecronCommander
Date Posted: October 16 2010 at 12:00
O-peth O-peth O-peth

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Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: October 16 2010 at 12:01
Bropeth


Posted By: Elderflower Man
Date Posted: October 16 2010 at 16:27
See, initially, the growled vocals were what put me off Opeth. But, as I listened to them more, I realised this: Growled is just another word for glorious.

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Posted By: Lark the Starless
Date Posted: October 16 2010 at 20:35
Opeth gets my vote

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Posted By: Zargus
Date Posted: October 17 2010 at 05:39
Riverside, i like Opeth too.

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Posted By: JakoCba
Date Posted: October 17 2010 at 08:09
Opeth

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Posted By: bsms810
Date Posted: October 17 2010 at 13:25
Opeth by so far it's just not funny 

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Posted By: Chela
Date Posted: October 17 2010 at 18:00
I dislike growling.
Haven't heard Riverside either, so no vote.


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Posted By: cyclysm748
Date Posted: October 18 2010 at 01:21
This band battle thing has the hardest picks of all the polls on here for me.


Posted By: Jörgemeister
Date Posted: October 18 2010 at 08:36
I tough riverside was gonna be smashed by opeth but its actually doing well Smile

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Posted By: Shevrzl
Date Posted: October 18 2010 at 09:46

Originally posted by Arnold_Layne

I tough riverside was gonna be smashed by opeth but its actually doing well Smile

Every poll involving them is always a surprise.



Posted By: UndercoverBoy
Date Posted: October 18 2010 at 15:58

Poll's over.  The winner of Round 3 Division 7 of Battle of the Prog Bands is Opeth.  They will now move onto Round 4, and Riverside is out of the tournament.  See you at the next match of Battle of the Prog Bands!

I must say, I'm really surprised at how well Riverside has done in this tournament.  They managed to defeat giants like DT and PoS, and put up quite a good fight against Opeth.  Maybe they're the next Metal band I should check out.


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Posted By: victor73
Date Posted: November 13 2013 at 09:01
naaaaaa
Great Battle, I love both of them but I think recently Riverside doesn't have any opponents!! Not Even Opeth!
Thanks


Posted By: digdug
Date Posted: November 13 2013 at 11:37
I respect Opeth... but I I'm not a fan of the growling.
Love Damnation and Heritage

Riverside is one my fave bands.  They are amazing and get my vote.


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Posted By: Xonty
Date Posted: November 15 2013 at 14:33
Probably Opeth for me 


Posted By: Padraic
Date Posted: November 15 2013 at 14:45
Guys, this poll "ended" over three years ago.

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Posted By: proggman
Date Posted: November 15 2013 at 18:44
LOL

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