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Re: Soen (Martin Lopez/Steve DiGiorgio)
« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2018, 11:09:38 AM »
So excited for this new album. I still haven't stopped listening to Lykaia. And yes, their sound is a great mix of Opeth, Tool and other stuff.

I initially passed on Lykaia Revisited until I found out it had an unreleased studio track on it. I ended up buying it from HD Tracks as I had a coupon and was able to get all of the available live tracks in one purchase and uncompressed. Essentially, it appears they remastered it down just enough to remove clipping. It gets as close to that brickwall as it can without touching it. I ran tracks from the original and remaster through Audacity to check for clipping. The original was chock full of it and the remaster came back with none but is teetering on the edge from what I can tell. So Revisited has now become my listening version.

Anyway, is it February yet? I really want Lotus.
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Re: Soen (Martin Lopez/Steve DiGiorgio)
« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2018, 11:31:20 AM »
They do Opeth better than Opeth.
That's because Martin Lopez was the heart and soul of Opeth.
I'm not disputing you, just curious what you mean. Yes he was a longtime member of Opeth and of course had influence on their music but at the end of the day, Michael is the only original member and he's pretty much written all Opeths music and lyrics since day 1.
However when it comes to his drumming in Opeth which is what you probably talking about, I can see what you mean, his certain groove and "sparse" playing was a big contribution to the layer of Opeths sound. Axenrot is really good but sometimes he overplays Lopez parts a bit I think.
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Re: Soen (Martin Lopez/Steve DiGiorgio)
« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2018, 11:59:35 AM »
They do Opeth better than Opeth.
That's because Martin Lopez was the heart and soul of Opeth.
I'm not disputing you, just curious what you mean. Yes he was a longtime member of Opeth and of course had influence on their music but at the end of the day, Michael is the only original member and he's pretty much written all Opeths music and lyrics since day 1.
However when it comes to his drumming in Opeth which is what you probably talking about, I can see what you mean, his certain groove and "sparse" playing was a big contribution to the layer of Opeths sound. Axenrot is really good but sometimes he overplays Lopez parts a bit I think.

Lopez was unique in that he incorporated a Latin Groove. Which I hear in Soen.
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Re: Soen (Martin Lopez/Steve DiGiorgio)
« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2018, 12:16:01 PM »
They do Opeth better than Opeth.
That's because Martin Lopez was the heart and soul of Opeth.
I'm not disputing you, just curious what you mean. Yes he was a longtime member of Opeth and of course had influence on their music but at the end of the day, Michael is the only original member and he's pretty much written all Opeths music and lyrics since day 1.
However when it comes to his drumming in Opeth which is what you probably talking about, I can see what you mean, his certain groove and "sparse" playing was a big contribution to the layer of Opeths sound. Axenrot is really good but sometimes he overplays Lopez parts a bit I think.

Lopez was unique in that he incorporated a Latin Groove. Which I hear in Soen.
Really? Interesting, never noticed that. The only song I can think off is Last Light that have a clave part on claves and bongos but the drums are pretty straight forward though. Any other song that reflects that? I enjoy his playing alot but never noticed the latin aspect of his drumming actually.
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Re: Soen (Martin Lopez/Steve DiGiorgio)
« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2018, 12:35:36 PM »
They do Opeth better than Opeth.
That's because Martin Lopez was the heart and soul of Opeth.
I'm not disputing you, just curious what you mean. Yes he was a longtime member of Opeth and of course had influence on their music but at the end of the day, Michael is the only original member and he's pretty much written all Opeths music and lyrics since day 1.
However when it comes to his drumming in Opeth which is what you probably talking about, I can see what you mean, his certain groove and "sparse" playing was a big contribution to the layer of Opeths sound. Axenrot is really good but sometimes he overplays Lopez parts a bit I think.

Lopez was unique in that he incorporated a Latin Groove. Which I hear in Soen.
Really? Interesting, never noticed that. The only song I can think off is Last Light that have a clave part on claves and bongos but the drums are pretty straight forward though. Any other song that reflects that? I enjoy his playing alot but never noticed the latin aspect of his drumming actually.

I hear it more in Opeth than Soen though. Damnation has that feel.
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Re: Soen (Martin Lopez/Steve DiGiorgio)
« Reply #40 on: November 17, 2018, 12:52:33 PM »
They do Opeth better than Opeth.
That's because Martin Lopez was the heart and soul of Opeth.
I'm not disputing you, just curious what you mean. Yes he was a longtime member of Opeth and of course had influence on their music but at the end of the day, Michael is the only original member and he's pretty much written all Opeths music and lyrics since day 1.
However when it comes to his drumming in Opeth which is what you probably talking about, I can see what you mean, his certain groove and "sparse" playing was a big contribution to the layer of Opeths sound. Axenrot is really good but sometimes he overplays Lopez parts a bit I think.
I more think of Akerfeldt being the brains of the operation by writing the music and lyrics, but Lopez brought it to life with his incredible groove and playing style.

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Re: Soen (Martin Lopez/Steve DiGiorgio)
« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2018, 12:57:16 PM »
They do Opeth better than Opeth.
That's because Martin Lopez was the heart and soul of Opeth.
I'm not disputing you, just curious what you mean. Yes he was a longtime member of Opeth and of course had influence on their music but at the end of the day, Michael is the only original member and he's pretty much written all Opeths music and lyrics since day 1.
However when it comes to his drumming in Opeth which is what you probably talking about, I can see what you mean, his certain groove and "sparse" playing was a big contribution to the layer of Opeths sound. Axenrot is really good but sometimes he overplays Lopez parts a bit I think.
I more think of Akerfeldt being the brains of the operation by writing the music and lyrics, but Lopez brought it to life with his incredible groove and playing style.
Yea I see what you mean, that's what I thought.  :tup
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Re: Soen (Martin Lopez/Steve DiGiorgio)
« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2018, 07:49:15 AM »
Really diggin Rival, been playing it alot recently along with Tellurian.
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Re: Soen (Martin Lopez/Steve DiGiorgio)
« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2018, 07:52:26 AM »
I'm really digging this song, I may check out this new album. I've passed on their albums because they sound too much like Tool IMO and I don't like Tool that much. But this song sounds finally different.
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Re: Soen (Martin Lopez/Steve DiGiorgio)
« Reply #44 on: December 06, 2018, 02:14:59 PM »