wwallinga said:What I mean is, you can tell by the furious and unforgiving style of the first albums that they were penned by angst-ridden teenagers. The music they wrote was important to them at the time, and it's easy to be angry and write loud music when you're 17. Life sucks!
Sorry to disappoint you dude, but it's not going to happen.The Grimace said:Ok, so nobody will agree with this, don't care, I worship Damnation.
I want to hear another all clean singing album, but rather than the 70s prog-rock song structuring, all the mellow atmospherics and sing along choruses, I want to hear a true prog-metal album, like Deliverance without the death aspect but still with the chops and breaks, and the more menacing atmospherics. And with more crazy times and tech stuff. And some fast beats, nobody on earth would expect that.
John Gargo said:The only reason Opeth did DAMNATION, and I'm sure Mikael can confirm this for me, is that when they decided to record the album, Mikael and Peter lost both of their special guitars, which were forged by Satan in hell for the sole purpose of writing evil riffs and blasphemous solos (I heard Hetfield and Hammit stole it, but were not strong enough to yield to its satanic might, and therefore gave the world the abortion known as ST. ANGER). Fortunately for all of us, Satan finally check his answering machine and got Mikael and Peter a new pair of guitars. Unfortunately, Hetfield and Hammit still have theirs...
In my view, Opeth's death vox work well.drowssap said:I think that the cookie monster vocals have to go. I might be dating myself here, but I've been hearing these type of vocals since someone let me borrow Death Leprosy when I was 17. Frankley, I'm sick of it. You don't have to sound like Journey, but Mikael doesn't anyway. Thoughful lyrics, sang smartly. Aggressive, but tasteful. If there is anyone who could do this is Mikael. Chuck Schuldiner ( RIP my friend) had the forward thinking that the vocal style had run it's course. Control Denied was what Opeth should eventually strive for. Just on a higher level.