The progressive Masters OPETH visited the Astra Club in Berlin last Thursday. It was their last gig of the “Sorceress World Tour” this year, after they travelled through America and Europe. Next year it will lead them also to Australia and New Zealand.
The introductions of the evening were made my MYRKUR. Behind this name, there’s the one-woman-black-metal-project of Amalie Bruun. The Danish musician was supported by two other singers, Bruun played violin, piano and guitar on her owns in an acoustic set.
MYRKUR created an atmospheric and dreamful vibe.
Maybe for some listeners in the audience too boring, but most of them seemed to enjoy it and dreamed far away, carried by the music.
After 30 min of reorganization, the stage was ready for the headliner. In the meanwhile, the location got full and fuller. The audience was a wide mix of people. There were havey metallers, jazzy peole, blues rockers.
The diversity of listeners is a mirror of the musical width of OPETH.
After the opener and title track of the last album ‘Sorceress’ and the following ‘Ghost Of Perdition’ was clear, they won’t only present the actual album but the whole band’s repertoire of the last almost 20 years. All in all, they performed only two songs of their last album and a lot of old ones, almost every album were represented by one song.
The evening was minted by an intoxicating audience, mesmerizing music and an entertaining lead singer: OPETH is a music phenomenon, which can spellbind the mass. And so they did the whole time. Mikael Åkerfeldt commented the music in a winkingly way and interacted simpatico and confidently with the audience. The almost sold out location was full of sweaty and partying people who celebrated the music of the Swedish progressive metallers. After their chart success (#1 at Germany, #6 at Switzerland and #7 in Sweden), it was no surprise that lots of people wanted to see the band’s live show. And what’s to say? It seems to be, that they didn’t disappointed anyone with that concert.
Sorceress Tour Setlist:
- Ghost Of Perdition
- Demon Of The Fall
- The Wilde Flowers
- Face Of Melinda
- In My Time Of Need
- Cusp Of Eternity
- The Drapery Falls
- Heir Apparent
- The Grand Conjuration
- Encore: Deliverance
If you want to know more the album, check out our review for OPETH‘s “Sorceress”. Have you ever seen OPETH live? What was your last concert? Tell us in the comments!