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One of my top post-metal bands, Amia Venera Landscape, has just posted a new song. Very stoked for their revival. Just epic, melodic soundscapes. 


 

Not bad, not bad...
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New Neal Morse's album came out today, not metal or even prog anymore, but I like it more than Pale Communion that is streaming around now.

 

http://www.radiantrecords.com/products/498-songs-from-november.aspx

 

http://bravewords.com/news/opeth-pale-communion-streaming-at-bravewords

 

I feel like Opeth is getting better at composing and recording music, its just not music that is memorable sadly. Sounds like another awesome mix by SW though.
 

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New Neal Morse's album came out today, not metal or even prog anymore, but I like it more than Pale Communion that is streaming around now.

http://www.radiantrecords.com/products/498-songs-from-november.aspx

http://bravewords.com/news/opeth-pale-communion-streaming-at-bravewords

I feel like Opeth is getting better at composing and recording music, its just not music that is memorable sadly. Sounds like another awesome mix by SW though.

 

You don't like the direction that Opeth is going into? I haven't listened to the whole album but is it anything like Heritage? I only listened to like 3 songs on that album. I want another album similar to Morningrise or Blackwater Park.

But I think the albums I want the most this year is The Contortionist and Meytal's.
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You don't like the direction that Opeth is going into? I haven't listened to the whole album but is it anything like Heritage? I only listened to like 3 songs on that album. I want another album similar to Morningrise or Blackwater Park.

But I think the albums I want the most this year is The Contortionist and Meytal's.


It is kind of like Heritage with hints of Damnation here and there. I think people who did like Heritage will like this one also. Blackwater Park was definitely favorite for me, something between that and Watershed would be great for next time :)

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It is kind of like Heritage with hints of Damnation here and there. I think people who did like Heritage will like this one also. Blackwater Park was definitely favorite for me, something between that and Watershed would be great for next time smily_headphones1.gif

Awe, I was really hoping for an awesome album from them this year considering the other prog giants, Dream Theater and BTBAM arent releasing anything this year. I guess I shouldn't get my hopes up but I will listen to it anyways.
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It's odd that I loved Damnation, but didn't care for Heritage. Watershed was also a huge disappointment to me, despite the fact that Ghost Reveries is my personal favorite Opeth album. Haven't heard Pale Communion yet, but I'm hoping it will be a highlight for this year.

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It's odd that I loved Damnation, but didn't care for Heritage. Watershed was also a huge disappointment to me, despite the fact that Ghost Reveries is my personal favorite Opeth album. Haven't heard Pale Communion yet, but I'm hoping it will be a highlight for this year.

+1, I love Damnation, one of my go to albums when I want to mellow out and I know it so well I use it sometimes for reviews. Ghost was an amazing album from start to finish but I only liked the first song on Watershed. My favorite by them is Morningrise which I think is because it has some heavy songs and some melodic songs as well. Plus black rose immortal is simply an amazingly written song
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Originally Posted by uriz3n View Post
 

New Neal Morse's album came out today, not metal or even prog anymore, but I like it more than Pale Communion that is streaming around now.

 

http://www.radiantrecords.com/products/498-songs-from-november.aspx

 

http://bravewords.com/news/opeth-pale-communion-streaming-at-bravewords

 

I feel like Opeth is getting better at composing and recording music, its just not music that is memorable sadly. Sounds like another awesome mix by SW though.
 

I actually really like Pale Communion (more than heritage), but trust me, I would take a second Still Life or Black Water Park over it anyday.

Oh Neal Morse....has some nice songs but the lyrics almost always give me the creeps.
Yeah, I'm that kind of guy.

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It's odd that I loved Damnation, but didn't care for Heritage. Watershed was also a huge disappointment to me, despite the fact that Ghost Reveries is my personal favorite Opeth album. Haven't heard Pale Communion yet, but I'm hoping it will be a highlight for this year.

 

I think it's because Heritage was soft and radio friendly where Damnation was quiet and eerie, not to mention Damnation/Deliverance was effectively a double album. Ghost Reveries is good, but man. You gotta go back to the Blackwater Park and Still Life days.

 

It drives me nuts with Opeth and Mastodon. Both bands started out as excellent metal bands with progressive leanings, death and sludge respectively. Their unique blend of their elements got them a lot of notice, but then both just turned prog and now instead of being interesting and different, they're prog rock like a thousand other prog rock bands, only now they get praise and notoriety earned from back when they had a distinctive sound.

 

The Drapery Falls remains my favorite Opeth track and March of the Fire Ants remains my favorite Mastodon track. 

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I think it's because Heritage was soft and radio friendly....

 

The Drapery Falls remains my favorite Opeth track and March of the Fire Ants remains my favorite Mastodon track. 

Heritage is still to Opeth-ish to be radio friendly. I mean, the whole undertone, lyrics etc. Not for the masses.

Yes! Thats also my favorite Opeth song (followed by The Moor) :)
For Mastodon I have to go with The Last Baron.

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It's odd that I loved Damnation, but didn't care for Heritage. Watershed was also a huge disappointment to me, despite the fact that Ghost Reveries is my personal favorite Opeth album. Haven't heard Pale Communion yet, but I'm hoping it will be a highlight for this year.


Well Damnation is a completely different record altogether. Damnation is maybe less prog. Heritage is one record I can not listen to. I could listen to Damnation all the time.

 

Watershed started off really well, and the sound quality is amazing. I still really, really like it.

 

 

I was posting earlier that the more your into a bands sound, the more you freak-out when they change. Opeth changed and I am freaked-out. Next!

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I was listening to Albatross Overdrive - Ghost Ride, the vocals and the overall instruments just incredible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ-hmQDats4
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It's odd that I loved Damnation, but didn't care for Heritage. Watershed was also a huge disappointment to me, despite the fact that Ghost Reveries is my personal favorite Opeth album. Haven't heard Pale Communion yet, but I'm hoping it will be a highlight for this year.

If you didn't care for Heritage, you are probably not gonna dig Pale Communion.
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New Neal Morse's album came out today, not metal or even prog anymore, but I like it more than Pale Communion that is streaming around now.

 

http://www.radiantrecords.com/products/498-songs-from-november.aspx

 

 

This could be good. Neal's older "simple" compositions were really good (as long as they had those sweet blusey piano parts).

 

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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

It's odd that I loved Damnation, but didn't care for Heritage. Watershed was also a huge disappointment to me, despite the fact that Ghost Reveries is my personal favorite Opeth album. Haven't heard Pale Communion yet, but I'm hoping it will be a highlight for this year.

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+1, I love Damnation, one of my go to albums when I want to mellow out and I know it so well I use it sometimes for reviews. Ghost was an amazing album from start to finish but I only liked the first song on Watershed. My favorite by them is Morningrise which I think is because it has some heavy songs and some melodic songs as well. Plus black rose immortal is simply an amazingly written song

 

Strange that anyone would like Ghost Reveries but not Watershed; they're so similar. Watershed just feels a tiny bit more dark and jazzy. They're my two favorites, Watershed being the first.

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+1, I love Damnation, one of my go to albums when I want to mellow out and I know it so well I use it sometimes for reviews. Ghost was an amazing album from start to finish but I only liked the first song on Watershed. My favorite by them is Morningrise which I think is because it has some heavy songs and some melodic songs as well. Plus black rose immortal is simply an amazingly written song

 

The first two tracks of Damnation are so sad and soulful! Few metal bands make material like that as well.

 

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I actually really like Pale Communion (more than heritage), but trust me, I would take a second Still Life or Black Water Park over it anyday.

 

I'll hear it soon!

 

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I think it's because Heritage was soft and radio friendly where Damnation was quiet and eerie, not to mention Damnation/Deliverance was effectively a double album. Ghost Reveries is good, but man. You gotta go back to the Blackwater Park and Still Life days.

 

It drives me nuts with Opeth and Mastodon. Both bands started out as excellent metal bands with progressive leanings, death and sludge respectively. Their unique blend of their elements got them a lot of notice, but then both just turned prog and now instead of being interesting and different, they're prog rock like a thousand other prog rock bands, only now they get praise and notoriety earned from back when they had a distinctive sound.

 

The Drapery Falls remains my favorite Opeth track and March of the Fire Ants remains my favorite Mastodon track. 

 

Yeah, I do need to go back and hear Opeth's old albums again. I used to listen to them all the time. At one point in my life, they were in my top ten favorite bands.

 

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If you didn't care for Heritage, you are probably not gonna dig Pale Communion.

 

Well, I love nearly all styles of music, so we'll see.

 

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Strange that anyone would like Ghost Reveries but not Watershed; they're so similar. Watershed just feels a tiny bit more dark and jazzy. They're my two favorites, Watershed being the first.

 

To me, Ghost Reveries is a masterpiece, and Watershed is just them going through the motions, with no memorable songwriting. However...like I said before, I should listen to all of Opeth's albums some more to see if I get any more insights after years of not listening to the band as often.

 

...Speaking of Watershed, does anyone know how to rip the three DVD bonus tracks to lossless?


Edited by Music Alchemist - 8/21/14 at 10:36am
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