Opeth – a bit ‘epic’, crass symbolism, gave up at 3:00, just too self-indulgent.
Butthole Surfers – Musically more interesting. Video pretty cliched (don’t know how old it is). Get’s dirgey, never grabs me.
Anathema – Not sure about the child being the main feature in the vid. Is she running away, or meant as a proxy for adult feelings/emotions. The vocals are nice, reminds me of Morten Harket of A-Ha, and love them or loath him he had extraordinary vocals. .... Oh God, bombs!! Let’s guess, we’re going to get to see into the child’s suitcase? The innocence of childhood. The real-world cruelly interrupts. Two toddlers holding hands walking into the distance down a dusty lane – unbearable mawkish. Mitigating factor: Really very talented vocals.
Anathema2 – Oh no cello in the intro, this is going to try and be ‘deep’. A 2 minute cello-based intro [!], now going into a down and dirty GnR style solo guitar ‘pick-up’ into a theme. Oh. [Can we have some gun videos or summink?]. 3.20m gets picking up. Nope, false dawn. 4.10m – keys, and... the ‘triumphant finale’, then it’s over.
Anathema3 – Cello. Hang on this is just a remix of the above. Right, that’s off then
Sevendust – The Wait. I like the ‘unorthodox’ chord structure coming in in the intro. Nice vocals, and everything tight behind them. Overall structure works better towards a memorable whole. The track enters ‘exit mode’/reprise at 3.30/4.25.
Bite me! Just off the cuff impressions....
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Still reckon this is my fav Sevendust track to date. Yes it's a 4-chord song [shock!]. but it has plenty of grit to counter-balance that. There's something slightly unusual going on with the drums, mixed 'high', or one drum to a slightly alt rythmn, noticable to me at c1:30m, then again at 2:45m... don't know, but it makes for an interesting recording.
I think the ^ was the first Sevendust track I heard, that prompted me to buy their album, some while back now, the mid-00s or so...
[all IMHO, and horses for courses. I'm well aware that 90% would 'actively un-relish' what I'm into