So Opeth last night - and despite the seats being further back than our Palladium tickets it was brilliant. Mikael was on top form, riffing with the crowd, responding to a shouted joke request for Freebird by playing it (well, the first few bars anyhow), teasing the encores by listening to what people were shouting, kicking off the song, then stopping the band after about 1 verse.
Sound was great, when I saw them earlier this year the keyboards were way too high in the mix at the cost of guitar sound, but they had it spot on for this gig and the acoustics of the Theatre Royal did not disappoint.
They played Ghost Reveries in full for the first set, then a selection of other songs for the second. This included songs from Heritage and Pale Communion, albums I am not a huge fan of but live they work so much better than on vinyl.
Got home gone 1am, couldn't get to sleep, so now typing this at work feeling like death (metal) warmed over.
Still, great night, and only 2 weeks to the Deathcrusher Festival (Carcass + Obituary + Napalm Death + Voivod + Herod) which should be a blast.
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