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Re: Nick's Favorite Artists Top 50
« Reply #245 on: May 30, 2010, 07:02:21 PM »
I own two albums (the classic and the newest), and while I generally like them I don't love them. I have to say that seeing them live made about 5x more of an impact on me than hearing them in the studio. If they toured I'm not a big enough fan to travel to see them, but if they played Allentown I'd definitely go.

After reviewing the list, I realized something. No Opeth.

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Yeah, there are a few bands on that list that have used growls that I like, such as Ayreon, Riverside, and Amorphis at times, but in general I'm not a growl fan, and certainly not of Opeth's growls. Still, owning their newest and having seen them live twice (Progressive Nation) I can say that I very much enjoy them musically and whenever clean vocals are being used.

Songs such as Coil and Burden are stunningly beautiful.

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Re: Nick's Favorite Artists Top 50
« Reply #246 on: May 30, 2010, 07:36:47 PM »
I assume you've given Damnation a spin then? If you haven't you should. Based off of what you said, and your other music tastes, you'd probably like it a lot.
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Re: Nick's Favorite Artists Top 50
« Reply #247 on: May 30, 2010, 07:54:12 PM »
I don't own it but I have it on the computer as someone sent it to me thinking as you do. I did enjoy it a lot but I generally forgot about/never listen to things I don't have a physical copy of. I'll have to pick it up eventually.

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Re: Nick's Favorite Artists Top 50
« Reply #248 on: May 30, 2010, 07:59:57 PM »
I feel you on the physical copy thing; I'm the same way. You definitely should pick it up. I love it. So much that if they said that the 10th album would be another Damnation-style album, I'd be behind that 100%. Although I doubt the rest of the fanbase would share in my approval.
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Re: Nick's Favorite Artists Top 50
« Reply #249 on: May 30, 2010, 08:04:47 PM »
Yeah, I always find it odd that most of the fanbase seems to like or love the album while at the same time hating what it represents. What would be cool is if they do a double album in which one disc is heavier than ever before and the other is very light for them.

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Re: Nick's Favorite Artists Top 50
« Reply #250 on: May 30, 2010, 08:14:59 PM »
That's exactly what they did. Deliverance was released roughly six months before Damnation and is generally considered one of their heaviest albums. Since they weren't released together it can't technically be considered a double album, but I believe they were recorded simultaneously.
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Re: Nick's Favorite Artists Top 50
« Reply #251 on: May 30, 2010, 08:16:16 PM »
Ah, I didn't know they were connected.

In that case it would be cool if they did it again. :lol

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Re: Nick's Favorite Artists Top 50
« Reply #252 on: May 30, 2010, 08:17:48 PM »
Hell yeah, I'd be down. More Opeth in any form is always a good thing for me.  :metal
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Re: Nick's Favorite Artists Top 50
« Reply #253 on: May 30, 2010, 08:52:12 PM »
+1 for Damnation.

Give it a shot Nick. I really think you'll like it.

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Re: Nick's Favorite Artists Top 50
« Reply #254 on: May 31, 2010, 02:13:37 AM »
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Re: Nick's Favorite Artists Top 50
« Reply #255 on: May 31, 2010, 03:39:23 AM »
+1 for Damnation.

Give it a shot Nick. I really think you'll like it.

Yup. I'm sort of in the same place as you, not a fan of the growls, but I've been listening to Damnation and it's really good.


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Re: Nick's Favorite Artists Top 50
« Reply #256 on: May 31, 2010, 06:08:59 AM »
I'd sooner they stuck to their winning formula of alternating light/dark, soft/heavy, clean/growling than try to appease people who don't like growls.

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Re: Nick's Favorite Artists Top 50
« Reply #257 on: May 31, 2010, 10:56:50 AM »
its most definitely an acquired taste. You said that you like them musically, so the more you listen to it the more youll be able to tolerate growling. Two years ago, if you asked me if i liked any growling, id say hell naw.

Now theyre cool to me :D

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Re: Nick's Favorite Artists Top 50
« Reply #258 on: May 31, 2010, 11:30:17 AM »
Ok, for my reference and everyone elses, Nick's list so far:

50.  King Crimson
49.  Genesis
48.  Spock's Beard
47.  Fish
46.  Stratovarius
45.  Supertramp
44.  Tiles
43.  Jethro Tull
42.  Styx
41.  Kamelot
40.  Sonata Arctica
39.  Amorphis
38.  Metallica
37.  Secret Sphere
36.  Vanden Plas
35.  Time Machine
34.  Pain of Salvation
33.  Muse
32.  Kansas
31.  The Flower Kings
30.  Coheed and Cambria
29.  Tesla
28.  Labyrinth
27.  Threshold
26.  dredg
25.  Dominici
24.  OSI
23.  Karmakanic
22.  Beardfish
21.  Firewind
20.  Enchant
19.  Fates Warning
18.  Yes
17.  Pendragon
16.  Bruce Dickenson
15.  Marillion
14.  Neil Morse
13.  Symphony X
12.  Royal Hunt
11.  Queensryche
10.  Pink Floyd
9.   Redemption
8.   Riverside
7.   Shadow Gallery
6.   Transatlantic

My guess for the top 5:

5.  Anthony Arjen Lucassen (combined works - based on a comment in your original post)
4.  Savatage
3.  Iron Maiden
2.  Dream Theater
1.  Rush
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Re: Nick's Favorite Artists Top 50
« Reply #259 on: May 31, 2010, 11:32:32 AM »
I have Act II and while I liked a few tracks I really wasn't as taken by the band as a lot of people seem to be. (Same could be said about Frost*)

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Re: Nick's Favorite Artists Top 50
« Reply #260 on: May 31, 2010, 11:44:00 AM »
I have Act II and while I liked a few tracks I really wasn't as taken by the band as a lot of people seem to be. (Same could be said about Frost*)
Same here actually.  Act III, however, blew me away at first listen.  Try that one

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Re: Nick's Favorite Artists Top 50
« Reply #261 on: May 31, 2010, 09:18:53 PM »
I'm next.

I'm making my list right now... I plan on having it done by Friday.
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Re: Nick's Favorite Artists Top 50
« Reply #262 on: March 31, 2014, 07:37:28 PM »
Probably worth pointing out, this thread isn't locked.
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