I never really liked this song....but after a little break on watershed it suddenly got better and better....and now i really love it :) the whole watershed album has become something very special after listening to it very often....i'm so excited about heritage...
@thedreamforce, buddy I completely agree on your description of this song but you're wrong when you say that is the reason why it is better than The Lotus Eater. If your idea/definition of the ideal song is something that is slow and climaxes and is coherent than fine. But you can't shove your opinions of what "ideal" music should sound like. Lots of people prefer twisted transitions in songs, or would rather the song be as interesting as often as possible. Lots of songs [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrzOzgYL1-o]considered the greatest of all time[/url] are not coherent at all. There are just too many people/perceptions of preferable music to ever say one song is better than another with completely different structures/moods/intentions (thus subjectivity, obviously).
@BigDaddy555666: It IS better than Lotus Eater because it builds toward a climactic ending. It has more momentum when it reaches the final riff. The Lotus Eater is "just" a compilation of REALLY awesome parts that doesn't form much of a cohesive whole. Hex Omega has a massive, epic feel while The Lotus Eater feels more like "OMG THIS IS AWESOME" in parts. Listening to it is like watching a technically impressive but in-cohesive art film; it damn well looked good, but you don't feel too much when it's over.
"After a year and more of Watershed, I've realised that A) Heir Apparent and The Lotus Eater are not as good everyone says, B) Porcelain Heart is actually a good song, people can't stand that it's a single by Opeth and C) Hex Omega is probably the best song of the album. "  so true!
"Hex Omega is a sign of the deteriorating quality of Opeth's music." Are you kidding?? This song is one of the best on Watershed! Opeth are slowly taking a different direction with their music and they're just getting better and better.
After a year and more of Watershed, I've realised that A) Heir Apparent and The Lotus Eater are not as good everyone says, B) Porcelain Heart is actually a good song, people can't stand that it's a single by Opeth and C) Hex Omega is probably the best song of the album.