Opeth are a band that I had only recently discovered (maybe a year or so) and ever since hearing Watershed I have been dying to see them play live.
When the tour was announced I quickly snatched up some tickets for Jack and I and ever since have listened to them non-stop; at work, in the car and at home.
The amount of skill displayed on all of their albums is astonishing, so both Jack and I agreed that they’d probably be able to “do it live”.
We weren’t let down at all.
They opened with Windowpane, one of their slower, softer songs from the almost completely acoustic album Damnation. The crowd loved it and sang along all the way through.
After a quick “hello” Mikael Åkerfeldt launched straight into Ghost of Perdition, a song that bounces between heavy and soft, brutal and delicate. This is one of their “hits” and it was magnificent to see the crowd get so involved.
The whole night was a bit of a blur…