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February 6th, 2012, 20:01
Originally Posted by JonNik View Post
… Opeth …
How do you feel about their latest btw?
Meh, in short .
I´m not much fond of it pretty much for the same reasons I´m not much fond of Watershed and all these reasons pertain to songwriting, not general "sound".
On both albums I´ve found a lot of harmonic/melodic elements rather uninspired/tired, transitions between segments often unnecessarily abrupt/random/lazy (something a lot of their early material suffered from as well), ideas underdeveloped. I´ve felt a distinct sense of directionlessness throughout both albums. Doesn´t mean I think they´re bad, but neither touches their output from My Arms, Your Hears - Ghost Reveries period in my book.
What I see as lazy approach to transitions is particularly surprising to me, considering how skillfully this element was usually handled on Still Life or Blackwater Park.

Originally Posted by JonNik View Post
Foetus is new to me (you said Waits so I had to click ), interesting…
Here´s one song with a bit more NIN-y vibes and one as a fun bonus:
Pigswill
Satan Place


Also, Tenhi - Maaäet (2006), to jump a bit on the recent neofolk-y bandwagon .
Vähäinen violetissa - Lithe in Lilac
Kuoppa - Depth
Rannalta haettu - From the Shore


Now for something cool and unposted, I guess .
Linda Perhacs - Parallelograms (1970)
Chimacum Rain
Hey, Who Really Cares?
Parallelograms
Morning Colors
Folky, fragile, sometimes "psychedelic" and, well, beautiful .
Some Joni Mitchell or Tori Amos vibes on this one.
Great album.
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