Garden Of The Titans (Opeth Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre) - Opeth
- Release date:
- November 02, 2018
- Nuclear Blast
And then there's "Deliverance"
As always afslutningsnummeret "Deliverance" pure show, and the concert ends, thus, with even a show of strength. The most insane is true that Opeth without problems be able to change all the songs from the sætlisten out and still have the classics enough for at least two-three equally sovereign appearances. There are plenty of bands who make better shows with more jugglers than Opeth, but if there is a band out there that can perform at a higher level purely musical, so this reviewer still good to experience it. There is nothing else to do than to bow down in the dust and handing out 10 scorched skulls to Opeth and Garden of the Titans. See it, hear it, cultivate it. All Hail Opeth!
Blessed by Opeth
Copenhagen was blessed with two Opeth-visit during the brilliant everyday struggle Sorceress the World Tour, and both at the Copenhell in 2017 [Link] and in the DR concert hall in 2016 [Link] got the gigs the big superlatives in our reviewer. In the course of 2016 and 2017 played Opeth more than 90 concerts, and now publishes the so finally a live album and a DVD recorded during one of the highlights of the tour: Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, UNITED states. We have been so lucky to get my hands on the DVD version, and it is the we review in the following.
Perfection in digital form
Red Rocks is close to the big city of Denver in the Rocky Mountains and is a naturally arose the amphitheatre, where the stage is surrounded by the characteristic red cliffs. It creates a special frame, and Red Rocks is also a place where countless big names in all genres has appeared. It, you can read the Band lead guitarist Fredrik Åkesson tell about here [Link].
The show opened with "Sorceress", if quirky, proggede intro makes two things clear from the start: the Band can easily sound cool without guitars, but first and foremost it will be with the same determined with a doubt nail, to the swedes in Martin Axenrot has a phenomenal drummer. Especially on the newer numbers steals Axenrot in fact quite often the image completely with his superior technique and the complicated beats, which at the same time swings the great.
It is no secret that Opeth is a band that focuses 100% on the music, so in addition to bandleader Mikael rhythm guitarist little humorous comments between songs and a video screen on the back wall, there isn't much show to get in on this DVD. It provides however be a golden opportunity in detail to enjoy the band's brilliant ensemble and their impressive, individual technical skills. On song number two, the epic "Ghost Of Perdition", is the rhythm guitarist very talked-about grunts a little rusty. But even though he might not quite reach the same depths of evil in his evil days, it is as if, stemmebåndet just need to be warmed up a bit, it gets better and more compelling as the concert progresses.
The rest of the band's performance sits in turn in the closet from start to finish. We get served three numbers from the Sorceress and seven classic Opeth songs, all delivered to perfection. The new, growl-free numbers fit also fine in with the old, and even the backing vocals sound amazing. You could actually get the suspicion that especially the vowels have been helped a bit in the studio afterwards, but as you can read in the above interview, denies Fredrik Åkesson (almost) everything about the 'overdubs' during our talk with him for a couple of days ago. If it is true, is it just even more impressive is that we get served on this DVD.
Always majestic "Heir Apparent", which in turn is delivered completely incomparable, shows that, though the swedes were older and more proggede in their expression, there is still no other bands that can shift so powerfully between the beauty and pure rage as Opeth.
>> Check the songs and lyrics here