Missed opeth in December when the Helsinki gig was cancelled after the vocalist fell ill.
The band played a replacement tour this February, and the last of the four concerts was also the capstone for the Finnish Metal Expo.
The concert was again in Kaapelitehdas, and the based on the extremely echo-y sound of the warm-up band, Entombed, I was quite worried that the conditions would play an adverse role in the gig.
Happily enough that turned out not to be true, and the acoustics were not a detracting factor.
As a reward for the missed concert the band turned into a metal jukebox, and included both audience requests and snippets of classic songs in the set. Mikael Åkerfeldt’s stage presence was charismatic as usual, though this time he refrained from telling jokes.
Didn’t take notes, so the setlist is taken from the band’s forum.
Heir Apparent Ghost of Perdition Godhead's Lament Leper Affinity Credence Hessian Peel Closure Black Rose Immortal / Bleak / Burden / The Drapery Falls / Master's Apprentices "Medley" The Night And the Silent Water The Lotus Eater // Deliverance