Prog metal giants Opeth and Katatonia gave Boulder, Co. a real treat this last Monday and Tuesday. Katatonia opened the show playing all of their hits and the crowd responded with rampant energy. The Fox Theater is an intimate but yet a nice sized venue, its multi-level layout makes for a great view and sound where ever you stand. Opeth played a few hidden gems such as “White Cluster”, “Atonement”, and “Blackwater Park” out of their vast catalog. Michael Akerfeldt was very festive adding his quick wit humor between songs raising the enjoyment level. Having seen Opeth more than a dozen times I can honestly say it was my favorite show. Be sure to see this tour when it comes through your city, you will not be disappointed! Check out the Rad photos by Matthew Zinke of Matthewknowsphotos
(From Wikipedia) Opeth is a Swedish progressive metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990. Though the group has been through several personnel changes, singer, guitarist, and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt has remained Opeth’s driving force throughout the years. Opeth has consistently incorporated progressive, folk, blues, classical and jazz influences into their usually lengthy compositions, as well as strong influences from black metal and death metal, especially in their early works. Many songs include acoustic guitar passages and strong dynamic shifts, as well as both death growls and clean vocals. Opeth rarely made live appearances supporting their first four albums; but since conducting their first world tour after the 2001 release of Blackwater Park, they have led several major world tours.
(From Wikipedia) Katatonia is a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse (formerly known as Lord Seth) and Anders Nyström(formerly known as Blakkheim). The early Katatonia albums, along with albums by bands such as My Dying Bride, Anathema andParadise Lost, are sometimes considered forerunners of the death/doom genre.