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IN LIVE CONCERT AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

Opeth

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.61 | 191 ratings

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Starhammer
Prog Reviewer
5 stars Concerto for Group and Orchestra Headbangers...

Over the years the Royal Albert Hall has played host to countless classical, pop and rock concerts, opera and ballet performances, and even tennis tournaments. But in late September 2010 it was hit square in the face with nearly three hours of Sweden's very finest death metal. It has not yet recovered.

The Good: This was captured and released in a two DVD, three CD package, celebrating the 20th anniversary Evolution XX: An Opeth Anthology tour. The performance is split into two parts, the first half is a play through of the legendary Blackwater Park album from start to finish, and the second is a chronological journey through the Opeth back catalogue. It pretty much goes without saying that this is the holy grail for any Opeth fan, and the audio/visual production does not disappoint. In addition to this, the spoken interludes from Mikael Akerfeldt are both informative and hilarious, and provide a welcome respite between tracks.

The Bad: Whilst I do appreciate the Deep Purple tribute on the album cover, it sticks out like a sore thumb in the Opeth section of my music collection.

The Verdict: Whilst Opeth's two previous live releases were both very good, neither come even close to this offering.

Starhammer | 5/5 |

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