Re: Any Death/Doom Metal Fans
Dream Theatre eh? I'm not too fond of them myself. I do own two of their albums, including Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, which I have to praise as a good album. Or... at least it is respectable.
I do not fully agree with your statement about Opeth being Progressive Death though. Of course Mikael uses the Death grunts, but mweh - he uses it way too little to actually give it a real Death Metal feeling. He used to use it a LOT more on their first two, three albums. Although he did again use the Death grunt more on the Deliverance album. But this could, and probably should, be seen as a matter of different opinions.
Furthermore; Melodic Death. Dark Tranquility is definitely high on my list when it comes to Melodic Metal. I do have to compliment you on listening to them. Though, there are just a couple of bands I would rank higher than them. Sentenced for example. Finnish Melodic (Death) Metal band. It totally depends on how you want to qualify them, because they don't actually use the Death grunts. And unfortunately, they quit making music not too long ago.
But yeah - when all is said and done, we can only agree that we both listen to good music.
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