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Opeth @ 2017 Copenhell

copenhell opeth Joakim Svalberg

Joakim Svalberg

@OfficialOpeth @COPENHELL #copenhell

Opeth is one of my all-time favorite bands. I love all of their albums, especially their pre-2008 material. Unlike some, I do like their last four albums, but not nearly as much as their earlier releases. So when I took a peek at their setlist….

copenhell opeth setlist

2017 Copenhell Opeth setlist

… and saw that only two songs were not off their last four albums, the thought that I was going to see them again in their entirety in a few weeks in Sweden, and that I really wanted to see Myrkur (a band I probably have little chance of seeing again), I made the decision to bolt after three songs to see Myrkur (which resulted in me only missing part of Myrkur’s first song).

I don’t regret the decision even though I would have loved to have heard Deliverance live for something like the tenth time. By the way, Opeth is now the only band I have seen in four different countries. I’ll see them for the third time in their native Sweden on July 15. I much prefer them outside of Scandinavia as I can understand Mikael’s between-songs banter when he isn’t speaking in Swedish.

copenhell opeth Mikael Åkerfeldt

Mikael Åkerfeldt

Hopefully, at the Gefle Metal Festival–were they will be headlining and hopefully playing a longer set, we’ll get to hear at least a song or two off of each of the “Blackwater Park” and “My Arms, Your Hearse” albums.

copenhagen opeth

copenhell opeth Fredrik Åkesson

Fredrik Åkesson

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