the new album Life Is Killing Me in their baggages
TYPE O NEGATIVE headed over to Europe for a
few festival appearances. To connect the single fests they also
played a few club shows in between. Surprisingly OPETH
filled the slot as support for TYPE O NEGATIVE
and I think they did not do themselves a favor with that idea.
OPETH just played 4 track in 35 minutes!!!
That’s a shame!!! TYPE O NEGATIVE has
shown their lacking respect to the fans with just a bit more
of an hour playing time and two poor encores. That all together
for 26,55 Euro! That mates I call a rip-off!!! Two bands with
a pure playing time of just 2 hours? What a cheek!
started slightly belated. Maybe just the half of the crowd of
the almost sold out venue was attending. Well, what can I say?
Those who were not been in have missed a first class show. OPETH
just got time for 4 songs, so it didn’t make sense to present
such a great album as Damnation is.
Only thing OPETH could do was to play a mix from
the past to please the fans like Godheads Lament from
Still Life, Deamon Of The Fall
from My Arms, Your Hearse, Drapery
Falls from Blackwater Park and
Deliverance. Most part of the audience was visibly swamped
with such complex work. Only Drapery Falls raised a bit
of a feedback from the crowd. Great show!
It was ok, that the photographers just could take photos at the
first three tracks, but it was mean, that exactly at this time
the man behind the light has saved it.
the roadies were changing the backline, the rest of the audience
stepped in and it got very, very crowded. Exclusively for Mr.
Steele a bar got built up on his bass amp with lots of alcoholics
(and 3 bottles of water as decoration), he extensively used. Even
an air tank was lying around anywhere in the background. After
a short intro the band entered the stage with surgeon outfits
and kicked off with Fucking Someone Else. Big annoyance
here: in the photo pit it was not allowed to take photos with
flashes (5 people there) while at least the half of the crowd
was flashing around as hell with their cams. Stupidly I didn’t
have high-sensitive (800) films in my cam, so no good pics :(
O NEGATIVE :: have played their show experienced
but halfhearted. Only key man Josh Silver was clowning around
a little and brought some life on stage. Altogether the new tracks
sounded pretty hardcore-driven, even punk-like. The older songs
got adapted to this style. Nothing was acting depressive although
the songs are still dripping of pure cynicism. Here the reactions
of the audience was also contained. Pete’s statements didn’t
reach the crowds or just weren’t understood. After 80 minutes
the show was over. The band came back just once with I Don’t
Want To Be from the new album and the classic Black No.1.
Setlist: Intro, Fucking Someone Else, Wolf
Moon, Everybody I Love Is Dead, Christian Woman, Love You To Death,
World Coming Down, Kill Whitey, Cornicopia, Pain, Girlfriend’s
Girlfriend :: I Don’t Want To Be Me, Black No. 1
just a moderate show. Already have seen TYPE O NEGATIVE
much more and better in action. To go to this show for an half
hour of OPETH was worthwhile though, but they
were been out of place as support. Please can I kill the one who
was responsible for this „organization“?
As I already mentioned the ticket prizes were been much too expensive.
What we have to expect from the official Life Is Killing
Me our in autumn? 40Euro? Even more? That can’t
be true, can it? And please: why is Roadrunner selling their brand
new CD for 15 Euro when you can buy this album in every CD store
for less money? I think prizes for shirts were been exorbitant
as well (25 Euro). How far they go with their rip-off? Anyway,
the club itself was cool with acceptable prizes.
TYPE O NEGATIVE have used up much of their fan
bonus for me. It’s a pity.