Re: Any Death/Doom Metal Fans
Hehe - yeah. People are way too narrow-minded these days to look past the harse vocals. It saddens me when they say that the Death grunts, or Grinding are similar to the Black Metal Scream. Oh man... I find them totally ignorant towards music when they say something like that.
Anyhow - I do own the Scenes of a Memory album, but that was more than disappointing to me. Reason is because everyone, and I really mean everyone told me this was their best work. I just can't get into it like I do with Six Degrees. I guess there is no one to blame for my stubbornness.
Also, to further explain my opinion about the Opeth thing. Like I said, I do admit he does some mean Death grunts, but I also mentioned that you can NOT qualify a band by just the vocals. My last post also explained I did not find the Death vocals that overwhelming in the last couple of albums (except for Deliverance, which used more Death vocals). And in my opinion, the music is more Progressive than anything else. So, if we sum it all up: the vocals arent that Death anymore, the music has become more Progressive than Death and they even evolved to a more mainstream acceptable sounding band. Those are the main reasons I would never label them as Death.
And that thing about Mikael being one of the best Death Metal vocalists? All I have to say about that is; listen to more bands, will ya!
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