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Released November 29, 2011 for Rock Band
Roadrunner 02
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Genre: Prog
Album: Ghost Reveries (2005)

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Best song this week Caleb
Having never heard an Opeth song in my life, I have to say I was eagerly looking forward to this as I have heard good things about them. I was very pleasantly surprised.

The song is very long, nearing 11 minutes. But it keeps it interesting the whole way through. The songs riffs constantly change and move around, keeping your fingers interested and brain working.

It also comes with two solos, the first one being really short and quite easy, and the second one is really fun. You've got fast sweeps, and tricky finger placement to keep you on your toes.

There are also some cool acoustic sections during the quiet parts that move around a lot, and mix in some chords as well.

The song itself is beautiful, a good mix of growling, combined with an alt metal twist and good prog drumming makes it a neat song to listen to. If any more Opeth was released I would hop on it in an instant.
11.30.11 3:43am 3 Replies | Reply +15 Relevance
A metal chart that's laid back in the best way. PuppetMasterIX
Considering the genre this song is in, it's easy to assume it would be littered with clichéd blasts and myriad amounts of fast bass kicks. Surprisingly, however, this song takes an entirely different approach, as it mainly consists of patterns that frequently switch up between snare and ride/hi-hat, interspersed with relatively slow-paced fills. And amazingly, the chart benefits to a remarkable degree because of it.

It's hard to explain all of the individual beats in one decent-length review, so I will just say that they span a wide range of patterns, none of which are overly difficult, but enough to screw you up if are not prepared. As previously mentioned, a large majority of the fills in this song are rather slow, though they often have double-strokes tossed in. One particular highlight of the song is the drum solo, and while it is not necessarily long or much different than the song's numerous fills, it is still a thrilling change-up that compliments the song very well. These aspects ensure that things are kept interesting for the entire 10-minute, 33-second duration of the song.... Well, not counting a fairly long pause about two and a half minutes in.

Overall, this is very superb drum chart. In a realm full of metal songs that are chock-full of blasts and constant motion, it really is a nice change of pace to see a slower drum line that does not sacrifice any of the potential engagement. As a whole, this is a wholehearted recommendation for drummers; and while I am on the subject, a recommendation for anyone, as the remainder of the instruments are very competent, as well.
12.12.11 6:03am 0 Replies | Reply +6 Relevance
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