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Emyay
February 7th 2014


5955 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I don't see that. from personal experience someone who hasn't listened to anything with growls won't just accept it, even from a band that blends the two styles like the peth. sure they'll acknowledge the music is great, but won't see past the vox. whereas if you introduce them to the damnation/heritage side more they'll probably dig it more [2]

it happened to me and i've seen it happen time and time again to people i've introduced to opeth.

NeroCorleone80
February 7th 2014


29040 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Its because all popular music that people are exposed to has clean vocals. Thats what people are used
to and when they first hear other styles they dont get it, because its outside the norm for them.

It also has to do with the vast majority of music being vocal based. Thats what most people focus on
when they listen to music and if they dont like the vocals, they dont like the song, regardless of
what the music is like.

Emyay
February 7th 2014


5955 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yep. agreed hard

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
February 7th 2014


20695 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah I've gotta side with MO and Emyay on this. If I wanted to get one of my friends who doesn't listen to extreme metal into Opeth I would play them Heritage or Damnation (or a clean vocal song from one of their other albums). There's no way I'd start them off with this.

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BigPleb
February 7th 2014


36705 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Exactly what I've done ;]

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osmark86
February 7th 2014


4119 Comments


like a trve bro Pleb

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EvoHavok
February 7th 2014


1384 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

There are also people who won't listen to Opeth because their songs are too long...

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NeroCorleone80
February 7th 2014


29040 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Agreed. I remember I was jamming Pictures of a City by KC at work and a co-worker came up to me and said "8 minutes!?!?" as if that was ridiculously long.

LilLioness
February 7th 2014


2496 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I sometimes forget there are people like "ewww, a 10 minute song?!" in the world.

EvoHavok
February 7th 2014


1384 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah, there was a friend of mine who talked about some 6 minute song which he considered long, so I showed him Black Rose Immortal. He really liked Opeth, but said he doesn't think he will be listening to them too often. Cool dude, nonetheless.

Emyay
February 7th 2014


5955 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

theres plenty of short opeth songs though

EvoHavok
February 7th 2014


1384 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

True, but most pass the 5 minute mark, not considering the interludes.

LilLioness
February 7th 2014


2496 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

And the interludes tend to work better in context.

EvoHavok
February 7th 2014


1384 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Well, you won't present a band to someone by showing the interludes, that's for sure.

TheMoreira
February 8th 2014


7177 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"I sometimes forget there are people like "ewww, a 10 minute song?!" in the world."

Same. Sometimes i get caught off guard when someone goes like "wow that's way too long for a single
song" on a 6+ minute song. Fortunately, i successfully deviate from showing that kind of people "my
music" often enough

~5 complete listens into this, it's one hell of a grower. Starts off mellow and intricate, suddenly
i'm humming all the songs as they play. Technically brilliant.

dannyboy89
February 9th 2014


11963 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Yeah, this is an album band. In the end, it's better to just jam the full albums rather than separate tracks. It also helps to forget the fact that some 'Peth songs are 10-12 minutes long.

dannyboy89
February 11th 2014


11963 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Some sweet leads on this.

"TBotH" and "TGC" are prob the weakest on here.

NeroCorleone80
February 11th 2014


29040 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Isolation Years is the weakest, but that wasnt originally gonna be on the album.

BigPleb
February 11th 2014


36705 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Baying of the Hounds has the most perfect clean section, ugh so good.

EvoHavok
February 11th 2014


1384 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"TBotH" and "TGC" are prob the weakest on here.

Lol, those are my favs off the album. But well, it's kinda obvious I like everything here.




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