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Evenfall
Beyond the Veil
The Shining Path
Libre
Mercyside
Year of the Rat

Author Topic: The Best Opener  (Read 1308 times)

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The Best Opener
« on: 25 March 2012, 02:33:03 »

Judge them as album openers, not necessarily as individual pieces.
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Re: The Best Opener
« Reply #1 on: 25 March 2012, 05:38:00 »

Oh, THANK YOU so much for allowing for 2 votes and not just one!
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Re: The Best Opener
« Reply #2 on: 25 March 2012, 13:11:21 »

^ Sarcasm?

Yeah, I thought it would be better, because it might get hard choosing between really goods ones or really different ones.
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Re: The Best Opener
« Reply #3 on: 25 March 2012, 13:56:11 »

No sarcasm.
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Re: The Best Opener
« Reply #4 on: 25 March 2012, 18:59:39 »

Even that sounded like sarcasm... I have issues  ::)

Who's the third voter?
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Re: The Best Opener
« Reply #5 on: 25 March 2012, 19:21:14 »

1/ Libre
2/ The Shining Path
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Re: The Best Opener
« Reply #6 on: 25 March 2012, 20:37:40 »

Even that sounded like sarcasm... I have issues  ::)

Who's the third voter?
Hahahaha, I get your point, but no. It would've been hard to choose between
1/ Libre
2/ The Shining Path
these two monsters. I love them too much :D
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Re: The Best Opener
« Reply #7 on: 25 March 2012, 20:51:46 »

Evenfall and The Shining Path.... 5 stars, 10/10, A+, etc.

Beyond the Veil is a good song, but it becomes hit and miss for all the different sections. Libre is way too... Libre. Mercyside is boring. Year of the Rat repeats the chorus too many times.
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Re: The Best Opener
« Reply #8 on: 25 March 2012, 20:55:03 »

Judge them as album openers, not necessarily as individual pieces.

Oh...

I think The Shining Path works because it sets the bar really high for the rest of the songs, and they do not disappoint. As I've learned through the years: World of Glass is one solid block of pure eargasm.

Evenfall got my choice because it didn't waste any time getting to the point. It knows exactly what it is: GOTHIC METAL!
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Re: The Best Opener
« Reply #9 on: 25 March 2012, 22:08:31 »

My choices were:
1. Beyond the Veil: epic, versatil and a masterpiece.. just like the album.
2. The Shining Path: powerful, dramatic.. it's WoG described in one song.

Then I would have gone for Evenfall.

Libre is good but I think The Gate or Cirus would have been better openers for Ashes, or maybe Libre with that tune that was put into setlists before the song. Libre's beginning is a lot more heavier than Ashes in general, so after it the album fades a little.

Then Mercyside for me doesn't describe the album, I would have chosen Lotus or Sacrilege if they wanted to start with a 'heavy' song.

About Year of the Rat.... I don't know, it is a good opener but it doesn't impress me in the way some of the others songs on Rubicon do.
« Last Edit: 25 March 2012, 22:12:00 by Illuminated World of Ash »
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Re: The Best Opener
« Reply #10 on: 03 September 2012, 20:52:27 »

1-The Shining Path : Powerful, dramatic, theatrical and emotionally intense. The lyrics are sung with heart and soul, it is an excellent opening for World of Glass

2- Libre : Dark, gloomy, haunting, heavy and macabre, a perfect opening for Ashes which I think is Tristania's darkest album and the one that better reflect humanity's darkest feelings and deeds
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