Best Clean/ Slowish Opeth Song



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Posted by Metal_Militia, 05.06.2008 - 06:40
//In your opinion, what do you think the best clean/ slow opeth song? There are many gems to chose from and i obviously couldnt fit them all onto one list. I just tried to make it diverse and take at least of off every album in which there was one. I live Mikes clean voice a lot so i decided to ask you guys which slow song you liked the most. For me, the best one is To Bid You Farewell. I think its one of the most perfect songs ive heard. Great musicianship and i love the moving touch Mikael has on this song. It means a lot to me and you can just hear the emotion pour out of his voice...what do you guys think??//

Poll

What is the best clean/ slowish opeth song?

Harvest
36
To Bid You Farewell
27
Face Of Melinda
22
Windowpane
22
In My Time of Need
19
Benighted
9
Coil
8
Hours Of Wealth
4
To Rid The Disease
3

Total votes: 150
07.12.2009 - 06:26
whatsacow

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From: Australia

I just love the guitar on coil. Other songs are probably better, but the guitaring is just brilliant
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08.12.2009 - 00:32
Warlock84

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From: USA

Honestly the entire Damnation album. But my favorite from it is Weakness. Beside that I would say Face Of Melinda.
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14.12.2009 - 12:31
divortium

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From: Canada

To Bid You Farewell ,no contest... It is simply the most beautiful thing I have ever heard.
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23.04.2010 - 03:17
athena

Posts: 93
From: USA

Mikael uses is clean voice well. Of the slow ones I picked "In My Time of Need". There is something so haunting about it.
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29.04.2010 - 15:31
Dreamwar_86
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From: Mexico

Benighted all the way so much feeling on that one
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01.05.2010 - 13:40
Saitenhexerin

Posts: 195
From: UK

Aww they're all so good. I voted for Harvest though, because it has this awesome atmosphere, although it was a close race with To Bid You Farewell.
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01.05.2010 - 17:54
Don Martin
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Posts: 424
From: Belgium

Coil is sooo beautiful. Mikael's singing is already infamously great but then he got accompanied by that that chick whose name slipped away from me for a moment and that made Coil win this poll
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07.11.2010 - 23:38
vangosh

Posts: 26
From: Portugal

I voted Face Of Melinda, but I love all the rest
I'll have to honour "To Rid the Disease" and "Benighted", omg i love ALL opeth stuff!
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14.11.2010 - 22:46
Kratos

Posts: 156
From: USA

Out of the very few Opeth songs I can stand, I do like the song Burden alot, mostly due to the sweet keyboard solo and Mike's voice sounds very good on this one.
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25.06.2011 - 11:37
mahesh

Posts: 1
From: India

To rid the rid 4 me .......
tis song alwayz gves me goosebums
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26.06.2011 - 11:01
Metal_4Ever

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From: Syria

Man, where is Burden I think it most be there...
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26.06.2011 - 14:01
Kass
St. Anger

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From: Germany

Harvest.
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27.06.2011 - 16:55
Beastofmetal456
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Harvest.
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28.06.2011 - 08:29
Sammol

Posts: 110
A Fair Judgement should be on the list. I voted for Windowpane
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22.08.2011 - 00:39
ErnilEnNaur
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Damn. Harvest no 1? I think it's one of their worst ballads and worst songs overall, it's the only song on Blackwater Park that I occasionally skip. It's not a bad song, but it's nothing great either. I'd probably go with Face Of Melinda.
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15.10.2011 - 01:32
king_matt

Posts: 449
From: USA

It's really hard to decide... if Weakness from Damnation was on this list I'd pick it in a heartbeat. That song is so spine-chilling.
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10.11.2011 - 00:07
Nirnaeth

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From: Turkey

Written by Metal_4Ever on 26.06.2011 at 11:01

Man, where is Burden I think it most be there...


I agree. Seriously, Burden must be there.
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23.02.2012 - 18:15
Codera the Great
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I love Hours of Wealth, it's breathtakingly gorgeous. The quiet jazzy keyboard section with Mikael singing and the guitar solo is positively to die for, always lifts my spirits.
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25.02.2012 - 08:01
byng
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I love "Coil" coz it makes me sad whenever I listen to it...lol
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25.02.2012 - 21:25
Necrox

Posts: 103
From: USA
I've only heard Harvest and To Bid You Farewell, but I don't know if they'll ever top TBYF when it comes to slow/clean.
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07.09.2012 - 08:47
Dentura
Shadow King

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From: USA

This one is extremely hard since I love all of these songs, however Hours of Wealth I remember hitting home pretty well. I recall being in a hotel room in New York City last year looking out the window, seeing the hustle and bustling of people and cars below, and I was listening to this song at the time. The beautifully jazzy song really set the mood for the scene I was watching below and the moment just felt so right for the song to be played. I didn't even tell myself to play the song at the time, it just happened naturally and spontaneously. It was picture - perfect.
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08.09.2012 - 12:12
Jaeryd
Desert Mouse

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From: USA

Of course Harvest would be at the top. Not surprising at all, since it's a great song and most people's favorite acoustic Opeth song.

Still, while I love every song on this list, I have a thing for Coil. Something special about it. I totally want that song played at my funeral, especially if I have an untimely death.

It's all about what happens when you shuffle off this mortal coil:
"When I get out of here, when I leave you behind, I'll find that the years passed us by...
And I can see you, running through the fields of sorrow..."
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08.01.2014 - 21:36
Unhealer
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From: Argentina

The lack of Burden on that list makes me nervous.
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09.01.2014 - 03:03
Jessie J

Posts: 2343
From: Canada

In My Time of Need
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26.09.2014 - 14:49
_deepblack

Posts: 210
From: Iran

It think it the track Burden from watershed and i dont understand why it isnt on the list Burden is Opeth best track for me
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28.09.2014 - 00:25
Jordan_Heliosaga

Posts: 21
From: USA

Windowpane has such great ambience especially when you're listening with headphones. I'm a drummer so I love the the intricacies and subtleties of the drumming coupled with the emotive guitar notes and vocals. This actually describes my feelings toward the entire Damnation album.
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22.10.2014 - 18:41
EntombedRainfall

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From: USA

Benighted gets my vote. It's a beautiful song that has grown more precious to me over time just as my appreciation for it has, likewise, increased. I will note, however, that I didn't consider songs from Damnation or the last two in this poll since those are basically "slow" and "clean" albums all together making it difficult to get any sense of contrast.
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24.10.2014 - 09:25
Ganondox

Posts: 925
From: USA

Needs more Damnation, Windowpane isn't the only great song from the album.
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14.11.2014 - 22:11
_deepblack

Posts: 210
From: Iran

Or even Soldier Of Fortune cover is a great song
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27.11.2014 - 03:50
JayMo4

Posts: 177
From: USA

I still think Credence is one of the best things they've ever done, but I'm weird like that.
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