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Opeth and Katatonia


Roseland (map) Northwest
Sun., Oct. 16, 8 p.m. 2011 All Ages


Thank the (dark) lord for Opeth and their 16-year contribution to the world of heavy music. Primary songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt & Co. have always brought original songwriting and immaculate musicianship to the metal table. However, their most recent effort, Heritage, may have taken too sharp a turn for some fans. Åkerfeldt has given up a little heaviness and all of his growling death vocals, and replaced them with clean vocals throughout, some grand piano, and a squirming heap of jazz-fusion. Think King Crimson, but with a better sense of melody and mood. The band even went as far as enlisting Weather Report percussionist Alex Acuña and Swedish composer/flautist Björn J:son Lindh to contribute to a track, adding to the band's fusion legitimacy. With some longtime fans, Opeth may lose a step or two, but those who can appreciate a band that matures gracefully will most likely tip their hats. ARIS WALES


8 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Open for shows. See schedule.

Venue Hours
  • Open for shows. See schedule.
Event Times
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  • Sun., Oct. 16, 8 p.m. 2011
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