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Trifolium
February 10th 2019


7582 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Agreed completely man! Felt I was the only one who thought that around here. Never liked his vocals, which I've always felt was a pity because his music's really cool.

Egarran
February 10th 2019


11467 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

To be honest I still don't know where exactly Wilson appears on Bleak.

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MyDixieRekt
February 10th 2019


347 Comments


Ears are on sale at Wal-Mart. $2.99 a piece.

Trifolium
February 10th 2019


7582 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Here for instance

''Devious movements in your eyes

Moved me from relief

Breath comes out white clouds with your lies

And filters through me''



And here:

''A liquid seeps from your chest

And drains me away''





I think he has this whiny and nasal quality that I just can't deal with.



Egarran
February 10th 2019


11467 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Do you think he sounds very different from Åkerfeldt?

Trifolium
February 10th 2019


7582 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

They do sound very similar yeah!

I actually didn't know that he sang on this album too, but I always felt these sections were off somehow. Then I found out and could sleep again at night.

They just are off for me. Whiny/nasal is all I can come up with for a description. Can't put my finger on it.

OmairSh
February 10th 2019


14855 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I've always loved SW's vocals Bleak

chug73
February 10th 2019


3799 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Mike has an awesome singing voice, not the greatest range in the world but he knows how to use it well.

Wilson tends to have a thin, breathy/nasal voice that has never clicked with me. His vocals on Fear of a Blank Planet (also my fav PT album) sounded awesome.

BigPleb
February 10th 2019


58995 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Mikael’s seamless blend of harsh/clean vocals is what makes him so unique, 10/10 on both.

facupm
February 12th 2019


11407 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

mike is far better

smaugman
February 12th 2019


5007 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

steven or as i call him "stee" is cool

Lucman
February 19th 2019


2894 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This rips.

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BigPleb
February 19th 2019


58995 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Well, yeah...it's Opeth m/

BigPleb
February 19th 2019


58995 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

The outro to Dirge always gets me, just devastatingly beautiful.



Helps that it follows one of my fave verses lyrically too:



LIIIIKE THE WIIIINNNGGGSSS OOOFF A DOOOOOOOOOVVVVEEE



FOLLLDDDIIINNGG AROOOOOOOOUUUUUUNNNDDDDD



I FAAAAADE INTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO



THIS TEEENNDERRRR CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE

Trifolium
February 19th 2019


7582 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Underrated track for sure, as far as that's even possible for BWP-tracks. But still.

AgentDeathbat
February 19th 2019


9983 Comments


Leper Affinity is one of this band's best openers, if not the absolute peak.

Lucman
February 19th 2019


2894 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

The title track on this is one of their best as well. I think I might still prefer MAYH a little more but this is nearly just as good.

BigPleb
February 19th 2019


58995 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

People say Dirge is repetitive but when you look at the lyrics it makes sense.



The main riff repeating is basically a reflection of the songs protagonist being stuck in an endless loop of living. Then, when he/she is finally released, the blissful outro kicks in mirroring the protagonist's relief at being able to pass on.



Great storytelling on that track and across the whole album tbh.

Trifolium
February 19th 2019


7582 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Very true indeed! That outro is godly. And I love the drawn out screams during the heavy section. Great track.

kalkwiese
February 19th 2019


3665 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Repetition can be pretty boring and if it is boring no artistic reasoning will change that. Dirge isn't boring though, it's actually one of my favourites in here m/



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