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Old 01-25-2015, 04:49 AM   #121
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OK now I've had a bit too much to drink this evening to properly reply, but:

LM - that Woods of Desolation album is good, but the previous one, Torn Beyond Reason, is better if you ask me. A tad more Alcest-y. I'm still not sure about my relationship with blackgaze as a genre. Obviously I adore Alcest, possibly my favourite band, but most blackgaze bands seem to primarily or solely do harsh vocals. When it comes to vocals, what I love about Alcest are Neige's clean vocals and the judicious use of harsh vocals, and it seems few other blackgaze bands have picked up on that angle.

IWB - I'm curious which Opeth you listened to. Because god some of their recent stuff is the definition of boredom or trying to recreate past glories, but the earlier death metal material remains quality. My favourite album is actually an unpopular pick, their debut Orchid, because it actually has a bit of a black metal influence. It's all sprawling long pretentious metal shit.

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Going off release dates on Wikipedia, it was probably Heritage where I was like who the fuck is this band and what did they do with the band I thought I used to like? I think I liked my arms your hearse or still life because I recognize those album covers (i don't own any of their albums, i just listened to them at the radio station in college), but don't quote me on that.


Google tells me people who google Opeth usually also google katatonia and in flames. There was a guy who did a metal show at the university radio station when I was there, and they were both in his commercial back to back like that. Haha. I liked Katatonia.
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Still Life opens with The Moor so everybody should like that.

Heritage, no body should like.
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Heritage, no body should like.

It was so bad. The kind of stuff they play on the radio and call metal because they don't know what else to call it/or what good metal should sound like.

I guess Nightwish are probably like the most user friendly kind of operatic power metal, as my mother likes them, but when my housemate listens to that one godawful evenescence song I want to hit him and make him listen to them instead.
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Honestly I could never stand Tarja. Operatic vocals tend to not be my thing. Or maybe just gothic metal isn't mything.
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Honestly, I find it fucking hilarious more than musically something I want to listen to for extended periods of time.

Real opera makes me want to stab myself in the ears. Martha could probably recommend me something I won't despise, but if she can't then there would be absolutely nothing.
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Opera just reminds me of my Nan's house. I love my Nan, but not some of her choices in music.
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I'm realizing now I should have put Warpaint's album somewhere on my list. Arguably the best rhythm section album of the year.
"Love Is to Die" straight up has one of my favorite bass line's ever. The revelation of seeing them play live was seeing Jenny Lee Lindberg play. She is a magician.
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It doesn't matter. No one else voted for Riff Raff anyway.
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Real opera makes me want to stab myself in the ears. Martha could probably recommend me something I won't despise, but if she can't then there would be absolutely nothing.
I've been thinking about this for a while. I thought of Don Jose and Michaela's lovely, lovely duet from Carmen, or the quartet from Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, but it always comes back to Wagner for me. The opening to Das Rheingoldis the finest piece of music ever written ever. The Rhein maidens come in at the end, and it's sublime.

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