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Opeth is the new Dave Matthews Band

Opeth is the new Dave Matthews Band
June 10, 2008, 12:25:50 PM
Musical enough that people agree it "must be" good.

Insipid enough you can play it at parties.

Helps make you look open-minded.

Has members of downtrodden groups, including homosexuals and minorities.

Basically, it's like a coffee table book that says "I'm profound, I'm deep, I'm witty, I'm compassionate and I have no rough edges that prevent you from molding me into your life."

The last band to do this was the Dave Matthews Band, who had songs that were all chorus and went nowhere, but people gabbed bug-eyedly about how good he was as a guitarist. More chicks gave up the poon to DMB songs than those of any other act. For guys, it was like having Enya or Tori Amos around: put it on in mixed company for socially lubricating results.

Now Opeth is the new Dave Matthews Band... a masterpiece of image, and no value as art.

Re: Opeth is the new Dave Matthews Band
June 10, 2008, 07:57:40 PM
id say youre mistaken. Opeth is much more pretentious than DMB.

i tried about a year ago to see what all the fuss was about with Opeth. i heard 2 albums, and i couldnt really tell the difference between the 2. there are some instances where they come up with some sort of melodic passage that seems like it might go somewhere, but then that passage is cut off by more noodling.

really, i dont have as much of a problem with Opeth as i do their legions of insipid fanboys who proclaim them "the best death metal band", when they are BARELY metal at all.

they should just drop all of the distortion/growling and make albums like "Damnation" from now on. itll still be really boring, but at least they wont be mucking up the death metal world, and at least theyll finally realize what kind of music they should be playing.

Raise_the_Dead

Re: Opeth is the new Dave Matthews Band
June 10, 2008, 08:02:12 PM
The admins should change the word filter so that when you type Opeth, it writes "Dave Matthews Band."

Re: Opeth is the new Dave Matthews Band
June 10, 2008, 08:03:54 PM
hahaha, thats something i could agree with.

Re: Opeth is the new Dave Matthews Band
June 11, 2008, 04:07:33 PM
they actually changed it!!!!  ;D

hahahahahaha, this is hilarious beyond words.

DrBob

Re: Opeth is the new Dave Matthews Band
June 11, 2008, 06:03:44 PM
Opeth is definitly the BEST thrash metal band of all time.  They take thrash metal to a whole new level. God, they thrash SO HARD and are SO METAL, hence the label "thrash metal."

I'm gonna go smoke crack and listen to Blackwater Park, it's such killer thrash...metal

Raise_the_Dead

Re: Opeth is the new Dave Matthews Band
June 12, 2008, 12:59:32 AM
I went back and listened to Opeth just to see what I would think of it after several years of almost exclusively listening to bands and composers recommended by this site.  What I noticed is that although the songs do contain some level of continuity, the riffs seem to follow each other like train cars instead of growing upward and outward or developing upon each other.  When the transitions are not completely random, it's a linear continuity with no expansion upon themes, and the aesthetic changes - insert acoustic guitar or piano part here - are only there to distract the listener from this.

I will probably never listen to Opeth again.

Also, cheers to kontinual or whoever edited the word filter ;D

Re: Opeth is the new Dave Matthews Band
June 12, 2008, 07:16:54 AM
I love the Dave Matthews band......it makes me feel straight in a Chuck Schulinder way.

Re: Opeth is the new Dave Matthews Band
June 12, 2008, 07:34:04 AM
This thread was a mighty success.

Re: Opeth is the new Dave Matthews Band
June 29, 2008, 12:38:54 PM
And the new new Pink Floyd too, not just DMB.