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Re: The gig thread

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2022 7:48 am
by Snowy
That is quite a line-up. System of a Down is a strange one for a headliner, to the best of my knowledge they haven't recorded anything now for years? That said, that is something that can be said for a number of bands in the line-up and SOAD always did put on a great live show.

For me, Opeth with Voivod supporting next Friday, then Amorphis and Eluveitie the week after \:D/

Re: The gig thread

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:06 am
by Mantis
Didn't see you at the Opeth gig last night Ian, but then it was absolutely rammed in there.

Re: The gig thread

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2022 5:55 pm
by Snowy
We were in the circle Dave, about 6 feet from Bruce Dickinson and his son as it turned out :D

Didn't ask for selfies or take pictures (the guy with him did not look happy when someone else did), but was great to see him absolutely rocking his shit out to Opeth!

Edit: That fucking queue?!? Never seen anything like that there before.

Re: The gig thread

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:58 pm
by Mantis
Oh nice, I wouldn't have thought he'd be there. Was he properly into it then?

We arrived about 20 minutes before doors and managed to join at the end of the side alley just before the queue snaked all over the front of the building. We'd have been right in the middle in the pit near the front if we'd been bothered but it was more chill to hang back on the slope and get a full view of the stage from a bit further back. Made the bar trips easier too.

Bit of a mixed set for me. Great show but the pacing lulled a bit with all the slow songs in the middle and I really am not into Black Rose Immortal.

Re: The gig thread

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2022 11:41 pm
by Snowy
Ah I quite enjoyed the set. Black Rose Immortal is not a favourite of mine, but to see them bang out a 20+ minute song was quite something. Ghost of Perdition (The Grand Conjuration would have been my GR choice), Demon of the Fall and The Moor are all stone cold bangers. There was nice variation in the set too, songs I have not heard live much. Oh, and Folklore > The Devil's Orchard from Heritage.

Yeah, really enjoyed it. Mikael's growls were on point, and Valttieri is a solid addition to the line-up, great drummer with loads of groove and feel. Oh, and Fred's fucking playing is just mighty!

Amorphis with Eluveitie support this coming Friday. Yus!

Re: The gig thread

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:03 am
by Snowy
And just back in from Amorphis, what a great night. Four bands on the bill, missed the first and can't recall the name, but then Dark Tranquillity, Eluveitie and Amorphis.

Awesome bands all, Eluveitie get special mention for having bagpipes, flutes, a harp, a hurdy gurdy, a violin, a lute and probably others as well as the usual instruments. Made for a busy stage, but a decent band. Amorphis absolutely fucking owned it too, so damned tight.