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What is the best clean/ slowish opeth song?

Harvest36
Face Of Melinda22
To Bid You Farewell22
Windowpane20
In My Time of Need18
Benighted8
Coil7
Hours Of Wealth4
To Rid The Disease2

Total votes: 139


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Posted by Metal_Militia on 05.06.2008 at 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??//



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whatsacow

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Age: 22
From: Australia

  07.12.2009 at 06:26
I just love the guitar on coil. Other songs are probably better, but the guitaring is just brilliant
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Warlock84

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Age: 29
From: USA

  08.12.2009 at 00:32
Honestly the entire Damnation album. But my favorite from it is Weakness. Beside that I would say Face Of Melinda.
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divortium

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Age: 20
From: Canada

  14.12.2009 at 12:31
To Bid You Farewell ,no contest... It is simply the most beautiful thing I have ever heard.
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athena

Posts: 88
From: USA

  23.04.2010 at 03:17
Mikael uses is clean voice well. Of the slow ones I picked "In My Time of Need". There is something so haunting about it.
Dreamwar_86
To Arms!

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Age: 28
From: Mexico

  29.04.2010 at 15:31
Benighted all the way so much feeling on that one
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Saitenhexerin

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Age: 26
From: UK

  01.05.2010 at 13:40
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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Don Martin
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Posts: 424

Age: 18
From: Belgium

  01.05.2010 at 17:54
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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vangosh

Posts: 26

Age: 20
From: Portugal

  07.11.2010 at 23:38
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!
Kratos

Posts: 156
From: USA

  14.11.2010 at 22:46
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.
mahesh

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Age: 24
From: India

  25.06.2011 at 11:37
To rid the rid 4 me .......
tis song alwayz gves me goosebums
Metal_4Ever

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Age: 18
From: Syria

  26.06.2011 at 11:01
Man, where is Burden I think it most be there...
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Kafir

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Age: 25
From: Germany

  26.06.2011 at 14:01
Harvest.
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Beastofmetal456
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  27.06.2011 at 16:55
Harvest.
Sammol

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  28.06.2011 at 08:29
A Fair Judgement should be on the list. I voted for Windowpane
ErnilEnNaur
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  22.08.2011 at 00:39
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.
king_matt

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Age: 17
From: USA

  15.10.2011 at 01:32
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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Nirnaeth

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Age: 21
From: Turkey

  10.11.2011 at 00:07
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.
Codera the Great
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  23.02.2012 at 18:15
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.
byng
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  25.02.2012 at 08:01
I love "Coil" coz it makes me sad whenever I listen to it...lol
Necrox

Posts: 103

Age: 18
From: USA
  25.02.2012 at 21:25
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.
Dentura
Shadow King

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Age: 20
From: USA

  07.09.2012 at 08:47
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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Age: 23
From: USA

  08.09.2012 at 12:12
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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Unhealer
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Age: 23
From: Argentina

  08.01.2014 at 21:36
The lack of Burden on that list makes me nervous.
Lady GaGa

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Age: 27
From: Canada

  09.01.2014 at 03:03
In My Time of Need
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_deepblack

Posts: 114

Age: 21
From: Iran

  26.09.2014 at 14:49
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
Jordan_Heliosaga

Posts: 19

Age: 28
From: USA

  28.09.2014 at 00:25
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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