19:55 - Apothecary Ehhh, Morningrise will forever be Opeth's best in my book. My Arms, Your Hearse is a close #2 though
19:37 - Jericho Rehling they played with Mastodon and Ghost so it was still a good night. its hard to listen to soft music standing up though so I lost interest.
19:26 - Zaphod Yikes, glad I never saw them around that time. Last time they had a good balance between old and new.
19:24 - Jericho Rehling I saw Opeth about a year after Heritage came out. they played two songs with harsh vocals in two hours
19:19 - Zaphod Yeah, last I saw them he joked about the new vs old as well. Shows he's at least aware of the fan reaction to recent releases.
19:17 - !J.O.O.E.! Mikael would probably make a joke about it before playing it so I guess that would ease the audience a bit. I recall he did the same years ago before playing something off Watershed.
19:15 - Zaphod Yeah, seems to be the way to go. I guess most people would stay though.
01. Intro 02. Xastur Within 03. Dreams Blacker Than Death 04. Screaming At Forgotten Fears 05. Consumed By A Dark Paranoia 06. Marked By Shadows 07. Apparitional Void Of Failure 08. A Gate Through Bloodstained Mirrors 09. Walker Of Dissonant Worlds
When terms like anti-life, nihilism and suicide become part of the atmosphere music evokes or, to say it better, when music is the outcome of anti-life, nihilistic and suicidal emotions then you really know what to expect, something extremely deep and utterly depressive that leaves scars on the listener's soul. Malefic, the one and only sullen soul behind Xasthur, knows well the art of suicide and how to present it through wailing and bleeding ambient-oriented suicidal black metal soundscapes and this is what he did, for one more time, with "To Violate the Oblivious".
I have tried this a couple of times and it's not working that much for me. I can see why others love this album but for me, it actually passes without having much of impression of any kind on me. Enough to say that my most favorite track is the simplistic outro.