Sunday, 10 August 2014

Opeth, 19th November 2008 – Carling Academy, Birmingham

Twice in one year? Yes. The fourth time in total.

This was on the back of the recent Watershed album, in which their style had shifted a little to include blast beats and slightly less structured progressive pieces (if that makes sense?).

Set List as follows:

  • Heir Apparent
  • The Grand Conjuration
  • Godhead’s Lament
  • The Lotus Eater 
  • Hope Leaves
  • Deliverance
  • The Drapery Falls
  • Demon of the Fall

“The Lotus Eater” stood out, if only for the blast beats, as well as the supreme “Deliverence” which always entertains as it reaches its outro (and the new guy on the drums did justice to both). Having taken a long time to finally appreciate Still Life, it was also a nice touch to hear “Godhead’s Lament.” Wonder when I’ll see them for the fifth time?

8 out of 10

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