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brutal_descent
09-21-2011, 05:42 AM
The Devil's Orchard
I Feel the Dark
Face of Melinda
Porcelain Heart
Nepenthe
Throat of Winter (Acoustic)
Closure (Acoustic)
Patterns In the Ivy II (Acoustic)
Slither
A Fair Judgement
Hex Omega

Folklore

http://www.opethforum.com/showthread.php?p=106236#post106236

tl;dr Creedence is out, with Closure being played in entirety instead of just a snippet.

Epidemic Reign
09-21-2011, 05:46 AM
Here we go again...

Maideneer
09-21-2011, 06:18 AM
I still don't mind the set list at all, but for the price, it's a little short. Including Credence, I counted 1 hour, 25 minutes, take off 5.5 minutes for Credence, and that's very short for them.

The new songs aren't long at all, so it seems like Katatonia gets about the same amount of songs? It's like co-headlining then.

Epidemic Reign
09-21-2011, 06:35 AM
Co-headlining is probably the way it should be. Although Mikael likes to talk a lot as well...

Maideneer
09-21-2011, 06:38 AM
I'm still hoping for a few different songs tonight vs tomorrow.

Spacereptar
09-21-2011, 07:44 AM
Opeth is one of my favorite bands but honestly this setlist just feels like a slap in the face. Katatonia will be the highlight of the night I'm sure.

Derelict
09-21-2011, 08:20 AM
Ugh, Credence was my favorite song in the set (first being face of melinda), both of which i have seen live before. Well, at least Katatonia's set is good.

llama lom
09-21-2011, 09:14 AM
From that link you posted:
"Mikael even made comments such as "I have a strange feeling that many of you are going to be disappointed by tonight's show" and "Sorry for kind of pushing you guys" (in reference to the setlist.)"

I have conflicted feelings about this. On one hand, why go through with this setlist if you're being apologetic about it? On the other, I feel like the band has the freedom to ultimately choose what songs they perform and we should respect that.

BlackmoreOfBowling
09-21-2011, 09:15 AM
Creedence is out

http://s3.thisnext.com/media/largest_dimension/A6B03C5F.jpg

DethMaiden
09-21-2011, 09:23 AM
http://s3.thisnext.com/media/largest_dimension/A6B03C5F.jpg

:rocker:

InFlamesOfBirchmen
09-21-2011, 09:28 AM
I can't say I'm surprised, but the fact that Mikael is actually apologizing for the set is a bit concerning. Like you said, why bother playing it if the artist isn't confident in it?

jd091
09-21-2011, 09:36 AM
You know, I'm starting to come to terms that I'm going to be seeing a completely clean Opeth concert here. Sure, I'm disappointed, but also a little excited at the opportunity this presents.

That being said, as we've stated before, there are MUCH better "clean" Opeth songs they cold be playing. And it looks like the set isn't really gonna change... :(


EDIT: If they throw in Atonement, I will completely forgive them.

petrovar
09-21-2011, 09:54 AM
If they throw in Atonement, I will completely forgive them.

That's was the number 1 omission in my book

jd091
09-21-2011, 09:57 AM
That's was the number 1 omission in my book

Definitely my favorite clean Opeth song.

InFlamesOfBirchmen
09-21-2011, 10:10 AM
I'm a bit surprised they're omitting In my Time of Need, as well. It looks like they played it at all of their Summer festival dates.

HackedUpForBBQ
09-21-2011, 10:14 AM
Hell, I'd love to hear this set. Bottom line it's OPETH and anyone at the show who calls themselves a fan should get enjoyment out of it. I like the fact that they're doing something different for a change, and that they still drastically change up their set from tour to tour. I wish they were coming closer but I still may travel to see a show on this tour..... the six song set at Heavy TO was only a tease

petrovar
09-21-2011, 11:27 AM
Definitely my favorite clean Opeth song.

Either that or Windowpane for me

jd091
09-21-2011, 12:22 PM
Either that or Windowpane for me

Yep, Windowpane is a close second! Both are goddamn amazing, and both are being ignored. :bouville:

HackedUpForBBQ
09-21-2011, 01:23 PM
Yep, Windowpane is a close second! Both are goddamn amazing, and both are being ignored. :bouville:

What about Hope Leaves? Hearing that live on the Watershed tour was orgasmic

xStructualDefect
09-21-2011, 01:45 PM
Definitely my favorite clean Opeth song.

this.

daimonos
09-21-2011, 02:39 PM
I can't say I'm surprised, but the fact that Mikael is actually apologizing for the set is a bit concerning. Like you said, why bother playing it if the artist isn't confident in it?

He's doing what he wants to do. As a musician, I completely understand that. I'd rather the band do this than just go through the motions. Good example: The whole Strapping Young Lad situation.

Hell, I'd love to hear this set. Bottom line it's OPETH and anyone at the show who calls themselves a fan should get enjoyment out of it. I like the fact that they're doing something different for a change, and that they still drastically change up their set from tour to tour.

This.

You know, I'm starting to come to terms that I'm going to be seeing a completely clean Opeth concert here. Sure, I'm disappointed, but also a little excited at the opportunity this presents.

That being said, as we've stated before, there are MUCH better "clean" Opeth songs they cold be playing. And it looks like the set isn't really gonna change... :(


EDIT: If they throw in Atonement, I will completely forgive them.

Have you even seen Opeth live before? If you haven't you should just top your complaining now, because you're going to have a good time. Trust me. Opeth's clean stuff is awesome live. Sure there are some other songs that he could be putting in, but you also need to keep in mind that the only song in this entire set that they played on the last US tour is Closure, and I'm fine with that because Closure live is an experience. They're changing it up, and I'm fine with that. I would actually be kind of upset if they played three or four of the same songs that they played last time I saw them, because it cuts down on the opportunities to see stuff I haven't seen.

DethMaiden
09-21-2011, 02:41 PM
Awww, I forgot that Opeth fanboys were a thing.

daimonos
09-21-2011, 02:50 PM
Awww, I forgot that Opeth fanboys were a thing.

:finger:

I don't want JD to miss out on the experience of Opeth live to go see some scene kid band, it's just not right.

Call me a fanboy if you want, I can honestly say that I wouldn't listen to 90% of the music that I listen to today if it weren't for Opeth. I just don't feel the need to complain like everyone else does, and I'm all for new things. If it sucks, yeah, I'll be disappointed, but a shows a show. Iron Maiden for example. I fucking hated reunion era material other than Brave New World, but the show last summer when they played almost nothing but new material ended up being one of the best shows I've ever seen. This is the same concept, in my opinion.

larvtard
09-21-2011, 02:52 PM
I don't want JD to miss out on the experience of Opeth live to go see some scene kid band, it's just not right.


:lol: I love you

Akumu
09-21-2011, 02:52 PM
Aww, I would've gone to this if it wasn't so soon after ProgPower. :/ Brilliant trolling, really.

InFlamesOfBirchmen
09-21-2011, 03:17 PM
He's doing what he wants to do. As a musician, I completely understand that. I'd rather the band do this than just go through the motions. Good example: The whole Strapping Young Lad situation.


Don't get me wrong, it isn't that I'm bashing Opeth, or that I'm not all for artistic freedom. They've been one of my favorite bands since my sophmore year of high school, and I completely get Mikael wanting to do something different. Hell, I'm really enjoying Heritage. I'm just disappointed they're omitting some of their best songs. I mean, no Harvest? :bouville:

daimonos
09-21-2011, 03:24 PM
Don't get me wrong, it isn't that I'm bashing Opeth, or that I'm not all for artistic freedom. They've been one of my favorite bands since my sophmore year of high school, and I completely get Mikael wanting to do something different. Hell, I'm really enjoying Heritage. I'm just disappointed they're omitting some of their best songs. I mean, no Harvest? :bouville:

I hear you on that. I'm actually pretty surprised there's no Harvest either. It seems like they've always played that one alot, which is probably why they're not playing it this time around.

girnny777
09-21-2011, 06:00 PM
Haha, my friend went to this show for his 21st birthday. He said it was like standing around listening to music in Starbucks.

GarageMetal468
09-21-2011, 06:20 PM
Haha, my friend went to this show for his 21st birthday. He said it was like standing around listening to music in Starbucks.

:lol: I'm not gonna lie, I kind of expected it to be like that at first before I knew the set list, but now I have no doubt it's gonna be like that in Chicago. Something tells me Wicker Park is gonna be flocking to the Vic that night... :barf:

jd091
09-21-2011, 06:33 PM
:lol: I'm not gonna lie, I kind of expected it to be like that at first before I knew the set list, but now I have no doubt it's gonna be like that in Chicago. Something tells me Wicker Park is gonna be flocking to the Vic that night... :barf:

:lol: :lol: :lol: Oh my god I'm dying

jd091
09-21-2011, 06:45 PM
Have you even seen Opeth live before? If you haven't you should just top your complaining now, because you're going to have a good time. Trust me. Opeth's clean stuff is awesome live.

Yeah, I haven't. I've been patiently waiting for my opportunity to see them for over 4 years now, since they became my favorite band. It's just... I don't want to have to wait another couple years to hear my favorites live, you know? I really have no excuse to complain, but you have to understand why I'm a little bit disappointed.

Awww, I forgot that Opeth fanboys were a thing.

:lol: I'm pretty sure they always will be a thing. Like Pink Floyd kiddies nowadays. New people will discover this band every year, for generations I'd wager.

:finger:

I don't want JD to miss out on the experience of Opeth live to go see some scene kid band, it's just not right.

:lol: Okay, you saying that seals the deal that I'm going to Opeth. ;) I know its not right to skip them for ATB, and if I did do that, I'd probably look back a year later when I've seen After the Burial and Veil of Maya 3 more times each and regret not seeing Opeth when I had the chance. And I love Heritage; hearing that material live will be awesome.

That being said... part of me is very, very scared I'll never get the opportunity to see Opeth do growls ever again. The way Mikael is talking... and the way his voice sounds on recent live footage... I wouldn't be surprised if he shied away from Death Metal for good. That would suck.