So does anyone here have my same problem?
I love the calm parts of bands like opeth and between the buried and me, but think the heavy parts are fucking boring as shit.
Am I just crazy or are they actually boring?
Between the buried and me's heavy parts are kind of boring if you're not either listening to the riffs closely or physically reacting. The pits at Btbam live were surprisingly good since the heavy parts are kinda grindy.
Yeah sure, Gojira is one of my favourite bands ever, I also love/like Vektor, The Dillinger Escape Plan Mastodon Cynic, Deafheaven, Cattle Decapitation, Animals as Leaders and a bunch of other bands ranging from a lot of sub genres.
So the genre is not the problem.
Understandable. Though BTBAM especially during the Colors era aren't as bad since their heavy parts still willing to throwdown, Opeth definitely has a problem. In fact, I don't like Opeth personally because I personally think it pointless to listen to them. Yeah it's cool to combine a bunch of shit from your personal influences, but if your parts individually aren't as good as any of your influences it's kinda pointless. The blues parts are done better by blues artists, the jazz parts are done better by jazz artists, the prog parts are done better by prog artists, and the heavy parts are done better by other metal bands.
Blues: Blind Willie Johnson - The Complete Blind Willie Johnson
Jazz: Wes Montgomery - The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery
Prog: someone else already mentioned Camel so Yes - Close To The Edge
Metal: Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness
that's and interesting point, they basically are one of those bands that make me feel nothing, like they're just throwing notes at me with no real cohesion. Tho I enjoy some of Blackwater park and Damnation. Also thanks for the suggestions.
I've seen that cover but never listened m80
Exactly! Example their context for why there may be a jazz section in a song is "look guys we put jazz here we are so cool, right? jazz is sssoooo cool!" rather than have a less shallow context.