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Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by ufomagnet, Feb 15, 2009.
Yeah I thought it would.
This setlist was better than the one they did at the end of last year in my opinion.
I just came back from Linköping and yes they played the same setlist as the Finland shows.
Can't understand how someone can call the setlist terrible. It isn't.
To be fair, I've just seen Opeth too many times and seen them play many of those songs live already so I just wanted something new. I guess it's an okay setlist objectively speaking, but still it could have been better. The songs they played that I hadn't seen before are just not that special I think.
I wish I had not seen Opeth live so many times because it's really losing its magic now
I think that setlist is fucking amazing.
Here's the review of the Malmö gig that I wrote for The Shattered Room (shattered-room.net):
Superconcert !!! These guys are really, I mean really, among the best.
No accessories - no lightshow, movies, costumes etc. - just the five guys in their jeans or whatever playing their Paul Reed Smith guitars and stuff.
Mike midfront, discreetly eying his gang, modest as ever, but fully present and balanced.
I'v rarely experienced musicians so serious and into their music. There's a lot of riff repetition in their music, and many lesser musicians would lose concentration, but the Opeth guys use it to build up intensity.
What struck me is that Opeth have developed from kinda Mike with backing to a fiveband of equals, all fabulous musicians. Mike introduced Fredrik as the lead guitarist, which is very true, as Mike played mainly the basic riffs, while Fredrik let loose on the solos.
Mike is very comfortable in all singing styles, and when he growls, he doesnt make a show of it, instead it becomes just as natural as his midrange clean singing.
They played most songs from Watershed, except Burden, which I missed very much; I would'v liked to hear how that remarkable closing duel had developed since studio times.
My companion at the gig is an excellent voluntary sound technician, and he complained about the sound, and he was probably right about that; but to me it was secondary, as the intensity of the music burned thru to me.
OK, the balance of instruments could'v been better; the bass was too loud, and the keyboards were only really heard at the beginning and ending of songs, with an occasional midway passage, but hey, don't the keyboards always get drowned in metal concerts ?
Otoh it was fascinating to see Martin Mendez do his bass. A relatively small guy with an enormous instrument, his right-hand fingers literally danced over the fretboard. How it was decided which finger actually struck at a given moment remains obscure to me.
Martin Axe was awesome too, and his drumming actually quite clear - one'o'm best around.
There were some funny moments too: The guys were on home turf (Sweden), and in the beginning of the concert, Mike said "I aint gonna speak fuckin English here. Learn Swedish !" and from then on he spoke only Swedish, also shootin off some Stockholm colloquialisms that I couldnt always catch. Well, cool guy at any rate. (Just like with women: You dont actually need to understand'm .....)
They played one extra, Deliverance, and that sure was the culmination of the gig. That terrific closing coda sent everybody over the moon.
So we went out into the cold Swedish winter night with some heck of a musical experience warming us inside.
He keeps changing his mind about that all the time, don´t be too sure about it. He told me that he would probably think about setlists for the rest of the tour after G.O.M. in Umeå (great festival where bands like Nifelheim, Graveyard and Danko Jones are giving Opeth company, I saw someone complain about Danko above, and I can only feel sorry for that person whom does not allow some devilish rock´n roll in his life).
Also, sometimes setlists are up quicker at
http://www.metalsetlists.com than at fanforums,
as people like me don´t hang here too often, as we
prefer to have the ability to talk about different
bands at the same time.
That is a sick set. I would love to hear credence and godhead's lament.
The same in Tampere as well.
I was in Moscow and Saint-Petersubrg shows... man, they have to take "Closure" in every set. It's just... damn, I almost pissed myself in an euphoria.
And "Deliverance" as a encore... I even haven't missed "Demon of the Fall". "Deliverance" just... slayed the audience.
But "Godhead's Lament" sucks live, it's a fact.
Godhead's Lament was my favourite song when i saw Opeth in December
The "Thought I could not leave this place on this imminent day"-part made me jizz my pants.
Agreeing with you otherwise, Deliverance is the perfect encore.
Örebro show was great. Went over by car from Stockholm since the close-up boat is gay in so many ways.
Club 700 was a great venue, GREAT sound and a lot of space. Crowd was small, but I couldnt care less about that. Performance was near flawless and the setlist was very cool, eventho I missed some über-rare songs. A lot of favorites in it still.
Ghost of Perdition
The Night And the Silent Water
The Lotus Eater
Yet again. Mike was also jamming a bit of camels "lady fantasy" upon request, even including some vocals, hah! I wanted them to blast straight into "Karma" from Credence, too bad they didnt. But, as I saw someone else mention, Hessian was one of the best parts of the set. Rather epic set actually. Mendez bass-solo during his presentation was sweet and un-distorted this time as well. That's about it. My 15th Opeth show.
I'll hunt you down and kick your ass.
In Linköping they played a bit of Hendrix in the jam section of Closure.
Third Stone From The Sun I think it was.
Reading that while looking at your avatar made me seriously consider building a bunker of some sort
Wow, how'd you do that?
Anybody knows how long will the setlist be in the Dubai Desert Rock concert?
It will be 1 hour, 32 minutes and 7 seconds.
I asked Mike. In the future.
Just to tease you little:
4 hours and 26 minutes left to tonights Opeth concert here in Umeå.