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Old 06-03-2011, 09:32 PM
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I highly, HIGHLY recommend Ghost Reveries first. Blackwater Park is a little dense at first, even though I consider it their best.
Yeah, I'd say start with Ghost Reveries or maybe Deliverance, then try out Blackwater Park if you like those.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:56 PM
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Ghost Reveries, then Blackwater Park. Then Damnation, then Morningrise.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:21 PM
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Ghost Reveries, then Blackwater Park. Then Damnation, then Morningrise.
Something like this.

1. Ghost Reveries
2. Deliverance
3. Watershed

If you like those...

4. Blackwater Park
5. My Arms, Your Hearse
6. Still Life

And if you "get it" by that point,

7. Morningrise
8. Damnation
9. Orchid

Blackwater, Ghost Reveries, and Morningrise are my favorites, btw. Opeth don't have a single bad record; one of the few bands like that.

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Old 06-04-2011, 05:25 PM
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I was last there a year ago. It's okay - the sound is pretty hit-or-miss. There's a nice, big floor area, and then there are places in the back where you can sit or grab a drink.

The cons: it can get wicked hot in there (I believe it hit 120 F indoors for the Fates Warning show last year), and it's really not in a good section of town. :/
In any case, it sounds like it's not too far off from the NYC venue. Just curious, what other venues are there is CT? And how do you usually find out about shows?
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:29 PM
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I started with Still Life and fucking loved it, then got Damnation and it was good. Not sure where I went from there. Still Life was one of my favorite albums for the longest time (now I have to be in the right mood to listen to it all), but just listen to "The Moor" and it will seal the deal whether you like them or not.
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:08 PM
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I started with Still Life and fucking loved it, then got Damnation and it was good.
Those two but the other way around for me. Fairly sure Deliverance and Blackwater Park were next, but can't quite remember. The order I bought Opeth albums in was dictated by price.

Surprised to see so many recommending starting with Ghost Reveries. I'd recommend Still Life as a starting point every time.
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:37 PM
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In any case, it sounds like it's not too far off from the NYC venue. Just curious, what other venues are there is CT? And how do you usually find out about shows?
There's Toad's Place in New Haven and Daniel Street in Milford (though that's 21+). I usually find out about shows by the MassConcerts e-mail newsletter - they book shows at both the Webster and various venues in Massachusetts and surrounding New England. Their website is here. Not many shows hit CT, so I usually go up to the Palladium in Worcester, MA instead - its sound is hit-or-miss, but it's a better venue.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:25 PM
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It's a shame I got into Opeth a year too late. I was going to go to that show at the Wiltern but since the front pit sold out I decided not too. Had I been as into them as I am now I would've bought tickets as soon as possible.

I'm sure it was as amazing as Amon Amarth's "An Evening With..." shows have been.
That sucks, not to rub it in but I was in the pit for that show. I was also at the chronology show in 06 I think it was. Probably my favorite show ever.

Easily better than the AA show imo.
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Those two but the other way around for me. Fairly sure Deliverance and Blackwater Park were next, but can't quite remember. The order I bought Opeth albums in was dictated by price.

Surprised to see so many recommending starting with Ghost Reveries. I'd recommend Still Life as a starting point every time.
I never thought Ghost Reveries was that special, when I first got it. But Blackwater Park sealed the deal for me. Then Watershed, and the first three albums. Now Ghost Reveries is one of my favorites, but I can see how people might not be into that one as much.
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Old 06-05-2011, 12:12 AM
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I never thought Ghost Reveries was that special, when I first got it. But Blackwater Park sealed the deal for me. Then Watershed, and the first three albums. Now Ghost Reveries is one of my favorites, but I can see how people might not be into that one as much.
Really? I feel like Ghost Reveries has the most accessible riffs for the unexperienced Opeth listener. "Baying of the Hounds", "Ghost of Perdition", "The Grand Conjuration", and "Harlequin Forest" were my first Opeth tunes, and are all pretty riff-oriented metal, whereas Blackwater Park is much deeper and progressive. Watershed has some riff-oriented songs, too (Heir Apparent, Hex Omega).
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