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Which one do you prefer?

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Posted by TheBigRossowski on 26.11.2008 at 12:22
One could easily say 'Enslaved is the black metal equivalent to Opeth' or vice-versa. They are both masters of their craft in Extreme Metal. Which one would you say is better though?

Based on new albums?
Live shows?

This is something I myself couldn't say as I'm a huge fan of both bands. However, I'm curious to see the results. Could you imagine these two playing together? That would be money well spent!



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king_matt

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  08.06.2011 at 01:09
Written by Sammol on 27.05.2011 at 23:00

Opeth. I haven't listened to enslaved yet.

Me too.
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BitterCOld
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  08.06.2011 at 03:25
And yet you voted/chimed in?
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JD
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  08.06.2011 at 04:06
I enjoy Opeth more than Enslaved.
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king_matt

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  08.06.2011 at 05:14
Written by BitterCOld on 08.06.2011 at 03:25

And yet you voted/chimed in?

No, I hadn't voted yet.
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Beastofmetal456
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  27.06.2011 at 16:57
I like Opeth, and I listened to a little Enslaved. I found them very bad, so I am going to vote Opeth.
@gent_-_orange

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  27.06.2011 at 17:07
Written by Guest on 27.06.2011 at 16:57

I like Opeth, and I listened to a little Enslaved. I found them very bad, so I am going to vote Opeth.

Out of curiosity.. What have you heard by Enslaved?
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Beastofmetal456
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  27.06.2011 at 17:13
Written by @gent_-_orange on 27.06.2011 at 17:07

Written by Guest on 27.06.2011 at 16:57

I like Opeth, and I listened to a little Enslaved. I found them very bad, so I am going to vote Opeth.

Out of curiosity.. What have you heard by Enslaved?

Lunar Force. The intervals somewhere in the middle of the song suck, and it doesn't make any atmosphere.
@gent_-_orange

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  27.06.2011 at 17:24
Written by Guest on 27.06.2011 at 17:13

Written by @gent_-_orange on 27.06.2011 at 17:07

Written by Guest on 27.06.2011 at 16:57

I like Opeth, and I listened to a little Enslaved. I found them very bad, so I am going to vote Opeth.

Out of curiosity.. What have you heard by Enslaved?

Lunar Force. The intervals somewhere in the middle of the song suck, and it doesn't make any atmosphere.

You should give them another chance and check out their newest album , Which I think is an excellent starting point.
My opinion is that Enslaved are the better band.... Cant really give any objective reasoning for it though... I just prefer their songs.
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Beastofmetal456
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  27.06.2011 at 18:15
Written by @gent_-_orange on 27.06.2011 at 17:24

Written by Guest on 27.06.2011 at 17:13

Written by @gent_-_orange on 27.06.2011 at 17:07

Written by Guest on 27.06.2011 at 16:57

I like Opeth, and I listened to a little Enslaved. I found them very bad, so I am going to vote Opeth.

Out of curiosity.. What have you heard by Enslaved?

Lunar Force. The intervals somewhere in the middle of the song suck, and it doesn't make any atmosphere.

You should give them another chance and check out their newest album , Which I think is an excellent starting point.
My opinion is that Enslaved are the better band.... Cant really give any objective reasoning for it though... I just prefer their songs.

I don't like BM in general. Only post-At The Heart Of Winter Immortal, which I don't think is true BM.
@gent_-_orange

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  27.06.2011 at 18:22
Written by Guest on 27.06.2011 at 18:15

Written by @gent_-_orange on 27.06.2011 at 17:24

Written by Guest on 27.06.2011 at 17:13

Written by @gent_-_orange on 27.06.2011 at 17:07

Written by Guest on 27.06.2011 at 16:57

I like Opeth, and I listened to a little Enslaved. I found them very bad, so I am going to vote Opeth.

Out of curiosity.. What have you heard by Enslaved?

Lunar Force. The intervals somewhere in the middle of the song suck, and it doesn't make any atmosphere.

You should give them another chance and check out their newest album , Which I think is an excellent starting point.
My opinion is that Enslaved are the better band.... Cant really give any objective reasoning for it though... I just prefer their songs.

I don't like BM in general. Only post-At The Heart Of Winter Immortal, which I don't think is true BM.

Enslaved later stuff can hardly be considered as TROO KVLT black metal, Sure there is black metal influence present in Enslaved But to say they are playing PURE black metal nowadays is a bit of a stretch ... More like an extreme progressive metal band.
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JD
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  27.06.2011 at 18:37
Written by @gent_-_orange on 27.06.2011 at 18:22

Enslaved later stuff can hardly be considered as TROO KVLT black metal, Sure there is black metal influence present in Enslaved But to say they are playing PURE black metal nowadays is a bit of a stretch ... More like an extreme progressive metal band.

Yeah man true, i wounder why people still consider them as a true black metal or old school norwegian BM, in fact i like their latest album, not that good for my standards, but still good.
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@gent_-_orange

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  27.06.2011 at 18:53
Written by JD on 27.06.2011 at 18:37

Yeah man true, i wounder why people still consider them as a true black metal or old school norwegian BM, in fact i like their latest album, not that good for my standards, but still good.

People must just judge by their origins in the early Norwegian BM scene without realising they have matured as musicians into a very different sound

BTW I really liked the newest Enslaved LP, I think it could very well be their best record yet, definitely in My top three for Enslaved Way better than Opeths Watershed IMO.
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Damshak

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  30.06.2011 at 01:29
Opeth because they are representative of Ambient Death Metal
BitterCOld
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  30.06.2011 at 04:55
Ambient? death? uh....

both have progressed into other territory from their beginnings. neither are "pure" "tr00" anything.

we tagged Enslaved as black metal for AOE because the blackened aspects were more prevalent and pronounced than they were on Vertebrae, which we had flagged as Prog in the MSA's.

and I agree, AO, the new LP is awesome. really surprisingly good considering how shortly it followed AOE. they must have had one epic recording session if that is some of the cast off or undeveloped songs.
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Demonmayonnaise

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  17.02.2013 at 20:33
Voting Opeth on this one, but by a very slim margin.
apostleintriumph

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  20.02.2013 at 19:52
At the end of the day they make music for us to enjoy..not to compare and rate..but if not for this thread i would have never listened to enslaved..i tried axioma ethica odini and loved it...what do you think i should listen to next???
Thrashette

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  20.02.2013 at 21:00
If you're comparing their older stuff, then I would say Opeth. I'm generally more fond of death metal than black metal.
But comparing newer stuff, Enslaved. Newer Opeth sort of bores me, but new Enslaved is great, still has some extreme metal influence, and is better than their early material in my opinion... Overall, I guess I'd have to say Enslaved. The fact that they have less fanboyism might have had some influence in that choice.
Dinruth

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  20.02.2013 at 21:14
I only got two Opeth CDs and two Enslaved CDs... judging from those I prefer Enslaved
Warman
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  21.02.2013 at 13:59
Written by Damshak on 30.06.2011 at 01:29

Opeth because they are representative of Ambient Death Metal

Oh yeah, right...
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Mad Arab666

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  24.02.2013 at 21:00
Voted for enslaved, I just enjoy there albums more than opeth.
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whatsacow

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  02.06.2013 at 09:56
I'm currently enjoying Enslaved more, but Opeth was one of the reason's I got into extreme metal. Still Life and Ghost Reveries are two of my favourite albums, so I ultimately had to go with Opeth. Although Enslaved's last two albums are MUCH better than Opeth's last two.
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Matus Dust

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  06.06.2013 at 12:09
I'd have to say Enslaved, because I've been listening to them way more than Opeth recently. Still, I consider some of the earlier Opeth albums classics.

Comparing albums like RIITIIR or Axioma to Heritage or Whatershed though.. the winner is pretty clear to me.
mz

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  08.07.2013 at 14:34
I prefer the old opeth over all enslaved but new enslaved is superior to new opeth
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behdad_sh

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  09.07.2013 at 14:38
Written by Guest on 27.06.2011 at 16:57

I like Opeth, and I listened to a little Enslaved. I found them very bad, so I am going to vote Opeth.


yeah, me too. and aside from the riff, vocal in opeth is special but enslaved not.
Jaeryd17‍
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  10.07.2013 at 17:11
Written by king_matt on 08.06.2011 at 01:09

Written by Sammol on 27.05.2011 at 23:00

Opeth. I haven't listened to enslaved yet.

Me too.

Then why would either of you vote?

I haven't listened to Enslaved yet, though I plan to, and that's why I haven't voted yet. I have a feeling I'll probably be picking Opeth anyway, but it's not fair to vote until I've actually heard Enslaved's stuff.
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Lit.
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  10.07.2013 at 19:47
Enslaved. Even old Opeth was dull to me, and Enslaved is infinitely better.
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mz

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  13.07.2013 at 00:03
Written by Lit. on 10.07.2013 at 19:47

...Even old Opeth was dull to me



You sir are not qualified as human and must be tortured and killed
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Lit.
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  13.07.2013 at 18:34
Written by mz on 13.07.2013 at 00:03

Written by Lit. on 10.07.2013 at 19:47

...Even old Opeth was dull to me



You sir are not qualified as human and must be tortured and killed

Not my fault that Blackwater Park is the only good thing they ever did and everything else is as dull as standing in line at the DMV.
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Ace Frawley
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  14.07.2013 at 13:39
Written by Lit. on 13.07.2013 at 18:34

Not my fault that Blackwater Park is the only good thing they ever did and everything else is as dull as standing in line at the DMV.


That's a bit harsh. Surely MAYH and Still Life could never be seriously qualified as dull. Still, my vote does go to Enslaved too.
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The Demonblade
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  25.07.2013 at 13:57
Enslaved. Opeth is just not my thing. I don't say they are bad, I just can't stand them. Personal opinion.

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