The Summoning thread got me to thinkin’ 'bout codas. I do love a good coda, and it seems to be something of a lost art in the realm of heavy metal. Post good codas here. Maybe include a timestamp so everyone knows what the hell you are talking about.
Here are a few off the top of my head.
Where Hope and Daylight Die. Coda starts at 5:10 or 5:35, depending on how strictly you define it. I lean towards 5:10. Quite possibly their finest hour in terms of percussion, and I really dig the way all comes together. It’s one of those things you hear and immediately think, yep, Summoning.
Opeth are past masters of the coda. April Ethereal has one of my favourites. Starts at 7:35.
I would be remiss if I did not also mention Masters Apprentices. Starts at 8:34.
And obviously Deliverance. Starts at 9:42.
I know everyone thinks In Flames is lame, but I do not give a fuck. The Jester Script Transfigured. No doubt a controversial choice, but I have always loved Whoracle in general and this song in particular. It has a kind of emotional heft to it that is very rare in metal. Coda starts at 4:40.
As an aside, the production on the acoustic guitars is absolutely fantastic. Fight me in the streets.