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TonyD
10-07-2008, 08:57 AM
Great show, ended up running into Matt Pike a few times over the course of the night and got an awesome picture with him. I'd also like to note that a lot of Opeth fans are douchebags because they happen to think that they
are better than everybody else, because they listen to Opeth.

Baroness played an awesome short set to myself and about 2 other excited fans. This was their first show on the tour and 2nd or 3rd with their new guitar player who filled in just fine. Merch was overpriced at 30 for t-shirts, 20 for a red album print and 20 for the first 2 EP's on CD
Baroness set list:
The Birthing
Isak
Rays On Pinion
Red Sky
Wanderlust

A decent number of fans showed up unlike Gigantour, but all of the Opeth fans seemed to be irritated by the band and any fans causing movement. Pike didn't have the same mojo during guitar solos that he did last time we saw them, but everything else was gravy.
High On Fire set list:
Fury Whip
Cometh Down Hessian
Death Is This Communion
Turk
Rumors Of War
Waste Of Tiamat
Devilution

On a better note about their fans, when the lights turned off after the last break before Opeth, I heard the loudest roar of the crowd anywhere this side of the HP Pavilion or the Shoreline. Even in between songs it sounded like they were playing an arena in a space not much bigger than the Fillmore.
The Prog Nation tour must have been their best non-musical move ever, because I heard alot of people mentioning that this show would be their 2nd time seeing Opeth, the first being with DT.
The band was incredibly tight and once the lights got in sync it got to be a pretty good spectacle.
Opeth set list:
Heir Apparent
The Grand Conjuration
Serenity Painted Death
Hope Leaves
The Lotus Eater
Bleak
The Night and the Silent Water
Deliverance
Demon of the Fall
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The Drapery Falls

Firewind
10-07-2008, 10:23 PM
Every set I see posted I get more excited for this show. It'll be strange hearing Baroness do Rays after The Birthing, but I guess the slow intro wouldn't grab people's attention who don't know them. I love them live, though. High on Fire set looks great for me, seeing as all I own is Death is This Communion, and the other two songs I've heard a few times.
And of course, the Opeth set is great and Opeth is awesome and will slay.

lakebod0m
10-09-2008, 03:43 PM
You forgot Bleak!!

TonyD
10-09-2008, 08:03 PM
Haha ironic because I thought that was the highlight of the set

DethMaiden
10-17-2008, 07:40 PM
How big was the Red Album print? I'm seriously considering buying one.

TonyD
11-13-2008, 06:09 PM
It was cool but $20. Its on high quality paper but still...
I would have bought one if it was $10.

Unholy Emperor
11-14-2008, 03:11 AM
"are better than everybody else, because they listen to Opeth."

The whole idea of the creation of Opeth was to create the most intelligent
and satanic riffs, so therefor I do believe these people are right:allan:

TonyD
11-15-2008, 12:18 PM
"are better than everybody else, because they listen to Opeth."

The whole idea of the creation of Opeth was to create the most intelligent
and satanic riffs, so therefor I do believe these people are right:allan:

I can give that credit to Opeth, but listening to Mozart doesn't make you as brilliant as Mozart. The same goes for Opeth.
Besides, making your music more progressive or "intelligent" doesn't make it better music. No matter how technically challenging or progressive the structure of the song is, there must be some meat to it.

Unholy Emperor
11-15-2008, 03:29 PM
I can give that credit to Opeth, but listening to Mozart doesn't make you as brilliant as Mozart. The same goes for Opeth.
Besides, making your music more progressive or "intelligent" doesn't make it better music. No matter how technically challenging or progressive the structure of the song is, there must be some meat to it.


We did (and still do) listen to Mefisto and that was as far as we took it:tongue:

mankvill
11-15-2008, 04:25 PM
"are better than everybody else, because they listen to Opeth."

The whole idea of the creation of Opeth was to create the most intelligent
and satanic riffs, so therefor I do believe these people are right:allan:

That's a funny way of spelling "Morbid Angel".

Firewind
11-16-2008, 10:02 AM
That's a funny way of spelling "Morbid Angel".

Demoons! Attack, with hate!
Sataaan! The Fires of Hell await!

Axis_Of_Metal
11-16-2008, 04:52 PM
Opeth is my fav band EVER but it is true, I have run into many of their fans that turn out to be ass holes and cock suckers

andrew_metalhead
11-16-2008, 07:18 PM
Opeth is my fav band EVER but it is true, I have run into many of their fans that turn out to be ass holes and cock suckers

same here .. Most Opeth fans feel themselves to be superior because of the "complexity of the music" :mad:

:tongue:

Unholy Emperor
11-18-2008, 11:37 AM
same here .. Most Opeth fans feel themselves to be superior because of the "complexity of the music" :mad:

:tongue:

It is so funny that in the end it ainīt
that complex that people will claim.

Seing the creation from day 1 and the
progression itīs more a natural way.

And as Mike never really liked Morbid
Angel at the early days itīs a later
influence in the bands sound.

It just says more abot you, who probably
never heard Mefisto, than anything else.

The earliest steps to the so called complexity
came by influences such as Mefisto,
Possessed and Necrophagia together
with the melodies of Mercyful Fate,
Iron Maiden, Deep Purple and Priest
and of course mainly by King Diamonds
"Fatal Portrait" & "Abigail" albums.

I donīt ever think I saw Mike really get into
any of the Morbid Angel stuff before getting
into the band. I remember lending him a tape
before the release of "Altars of Madness" with
their "Unholy Blasphemies" rehearsal alongside
a unreleased album by (Chicago) Devastation
and some Autopsy, and he get me that tape back
quite quickly which was not normal at the time
(if he liked something he kept it until you more
or less had to steal it back).

It was more after they toured with Morbid Angel in
1996 or 1997 he became a major fan of the band
and Treyīs riffs. And ever since he had that thing
with Morbid Angel. He makes jokes about stealing
from them but if you tell it to him he gets upset for
real...

Whatever. As everybody probably steals from
somewhere in particular, it is pointless to
go on with stuff. I know what was pumping in
the ghettoblasters at the time of the Opeth
creation some 18 years 7 months and 14 days
ago...

SomewhereInTime72
11-18-2008, 11:47 AM
For some reason I kept thinking that was rap lyrics.

mankvill
11-18-2008, 11:53 AM
For some reason I kept thinking that was rap lyrics.

:lol: I was thinking the same thing.

Firewind
11-18-2008, 04:55 PM
I was reading it as a poem...