bloodfiredeath said:Thanks Vienyard for starting this thread. It's been a source of great comedy so far!
Guardian of Darkness said:I think it's the way they can play several different genres at such a high standard, and can mix them so effectively within the same song.
Also, I love their lyrics, especially the ones on My Arms Your Hearse.
I think Mikael has an brilliant growl, and very good clean vocals. There's plenty of great, heavy riffs, on songs such as Demon of the Fall or The Leper Affinity.
Plenty of beautiful mellow bits, such as the middle section of A Fair Judgement, or To Bid You Farewell, or Credence.
Also, every album is very different. This variation stops people from getting bored of the band, and the variation within songs gives them even more replay value.
I like the band members, from what I've seen/heard/read. Intelligent, friendly people. That has to be worth something.
Those are just a few reasons.
This is the case with any band's devoted fans, this is not more the case with Opeth's fans, it's the same with In Flames or well... whatever band.Dreamlord said:Every band has their devout fans. Opeth's devout fans just happen to be very immature and egotistical, so they constantly praise the band with blind devotion.
Vienyard said:...I think Opeth's pretty overrated.
Dont get me wrong, theyre a damn good band, but jesus christ, they are not the second coming of (insert and insanely influential band of your choice here _____)!!
Their mix of melody and brutality is very well done, however, its really not all that groundbreaking I think. Plenty of others have done it before them. It definetly is very interesting prog-esque death metal, but...its just not as brilliant to me as it is to seemingly everyone else.
I've seen them live, own 3 of their albums, seen and heard a few bootlegs...and I still dont get it. My favorite album by them is by far Orchid. The subsequent releases I like progressively less than their first one. I think the first one is far superior, and the rest are just more of the same formula. With that said however, I am anticipating the Damnation record. That should be an interesting listen.
Anyway, why are they perceived as so top notch/godly/etc? What am I missing?
Immortal Death said:My point was that saying a band is overrated is a ridiculous generalisation... if you're not a fan of a band, that does not make the band overrated... that would make EVERY band overrated!
Soul_Schizm said:It's just his opinion. I think they're great, too. But if someone thinks they're overrated, I say: meh.
IntoObscurity said:PS-One more observation, a true Opeth fan listens to them for the music, and doesn't care if someone else dislikes them. It's all just people's opinions, so it doesn't really affect your love of the music at all.