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March 23, 2012 2:49 PM   Subscribe

Opeth's 'I Feel the Dark' juxtaposed with Dali/Disney's 'Destino', pairing a sound lush enough to match the visuals. posted by FatherDagon (15 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I was pleasantly surprised by such a delicate and pretty song by Opeth, expecting instead the ground breaking open and falling into a whirlwind of shredding demonic guitar sodomizing and all that sort of death metal-y fun. I guess they do both.
posted by Skygazer at 3:02 PM on March 23, 2012

Yes indeed they do both. Part of their appeal is how well they do both, and can stitch them together in some tracks.

I cheerfully recommend their "Damnation" album even to non-metal fans--it's entirely their softer side, all clean vocals throughout, etc. (It makes a good companion musical whiplash piece with its companion album Deliverance, which was entirely their heavy side.)
posted by Drastic at 3:10 PM on March 23, 2012

Thanks for those previously links because I was stuck in a void between being puzzled by how modern the main characters looked and my lazy mousing hand not wanting to click over to wikipedia.

This song definitely lines up with the imagery perfectly. I have been trained by the Dark Side of the Rainbow to understand that you can find associations between any two things if you are looking for them, but I don't care... this music REALLY works with this animation.
posted by SharkParty at 3:39 PM on March 23, 2012

Older Godflesh also works really well with footage of lava. That was a real life discovery circa 1992.
posted by SharkParty at 3:40 PM on March 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

This is probably a good place to introduce Spastic Ink's synchronized scores to Bambi and Charlotte's Web:

A Wild Hare (album version | synched to Bambi excerpt)
The Cereal Mouse (synched to Charlotte's Web excerpt)
posted by prinado at 4:15 PM on March 23, 2012

As a man who doesn't get out on a Friday night, thank you. That was the best party of the evening
posted by Redhush at 4:22 PM on March 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

Blotted Science released a synced EP called The Animation Of Entomology:

Ingesting Blattaria is scored to Creepshow (1982);
Cretaceous Chasm is scored to King Kong (2005);
A Sting Operation [I Human Barbequed, II Cessation Sanitation, III Seeing Dead People, IV Omitting Eyes] is scored to Swarmed (2005);
Vermicular Asphyxiation is scored to Slither (2006), but the video sync seems to have been scrubbed by NBC/Universal.
posted by troll at 6:08 PM on March 23, 2012

Older Godflesh also works really well with footage of lava. That was a real life discovery circa 1992.

Godflesh. What was their deal anyway? I saw them live, and they got pretty huge, but dang how did they even get signed and book tours and seem like such a popular act, as far as I could tell it was music to stare at walls too, and not even very interesting walls. It was just like sludge...sludge...sludge....drum machine..sludge...sludge.....drum machine...sludge...growly vocals...sludge...sludge...sludge....drum machine....end.
posted by Skygazer at 6:37 PM on March 23, 2012

When I first saw this I mistook Opeth for Otep and was very confused. Awesome sync-up though!
posted by Drumhellz at 9:45 PM on March 23, 2012

Skygazer, I recommend you steer clear of most of the bands on Southern Lord records.
posted by SharkParty at 4:16 AM on March 24, 2012

That was excellent. The new Opeth album Heritage is prog rock a lot of the time, complete with Hammond organ and flute. Needless to say, the reception was somewhat controversial in the metal audience. But if you don't care about labels, it's really good music.

This is not synced to video, but amazing nonetheless: The complete Mastodon album Leviathan on piano. In one take. (almost, the last track is in a separate video)
posted by ikalliom at 9:27 AM on March 24, 2012

SharkParty, I'll see your Sunn O))) and raise you one Boris.

I love most of the bands on Southern Lords for the fact that they make music perfect to stare at walls too.
posted by this one is danny at 10:30 AM on March 24, 2012

I like Boris. Heck, I like all sorts sludge music, And I raise both of you Cop-era Swans.

I just think Godflesh was thin and one-dimensional as a band sound.
posted by Skygazer at 10:23 PM on March 24, 2012

Wow, this is remarkable. Thank you for posting it.
posted by jbickers at 8:41 AM on March 25, 2012

Even better naked, with a fried egg on each shoulder!
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