Opeth - The Royal Albert Hall

To celebrate Opeth’s 20th anniversary the band headed to London’s Royal Albert Hall to play throughout the classic ‘Blackwater Park.’
The fact a band like Opeth can play The Royal Albert Hall is testament to the overwhelming talent the band have. From opener ‘The Leper Affintiy’ it was clear the band were at their most focused as well as in a deep state of euphoria.
The tracks flowed together incredibly well live and by the end of closer ‘Blackwater Park’ it was obvious this was going to be one of those events that are remembered for years rather than months.
After a short break the band then came on to do one song off every album they have released. This showed the band loosening up and gave vocalist/guitarist Mikael Akerfeldt the chance to do his infamous between song banter.
The set was littered with surprises such as the multi layered ‘Advent.’ These songs showed just how far the band has come over the years and why they are the leaders of the modern progressive pack.
The deafening roar which ended each song was no doubt a first for The Royal Albert Hall, much to the enjoyment of the band. After just under 3 hours of progressive madness ‘The Lotus Eater’ brought everything to a victorious end.