20170504_235748

Show Review: Gojira / Opeth, May 4, 2017, War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville

By Christina Pritchett exclusively for World Prog-Nation

This past May 4, Our very own Concert Warrior Christina Pritchett went to Nashville to the Gojira / Opeth show at the War Memorial Auditorium. Christina went on to write a wonderful, detailed review of the show for your enjoyment.  For one reason or another, the review is presented now, several weeks late, but hey! Better late than never!  Here is Christina’s tale of mystery and imagination!  🙂


It’s been a few days since the Gojira and Opeth double headliner show at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Due to work, as well as still processing just how fantastic it was.

The venue itself is beautiful. The War Memorial Auditorium is nestled in a nice corner of the beautiful city of Nashville. Right beside its owners the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and is right beside the State Capitol building. Statue stand as monuments to the fallen soldiers of many American wars, and has a history of many genres of music gracing its 2,200 capacity auditorium.

War Memorial Auditorium – Nashville

My friend and I arrived several hours early to the show, and made many a new friend while milling about in the light rain that attempted to put a damper on our day. From outside we could hear the soundcheck, and were graced with many a lovely tune from both headliners. This wasn’t Gojira’s first show of their Magma tour, but it was Opeth’s first for this leg of the Sorceress tour.

Once inside, we made our way quickly to the rail. The venue filling up quickly with people from all over the southeastern United States. Local metalheads and a group of six who had driven all the way from Arkansas to see the show. The set up was for Gojira to come on first, with Opeth’s equipment covered for the time being.

Gojira gave a strong open with a song from their latest album Magma titled. “Only Pain”. The lights and visuals behind the band accompanied the track in perfect syncronization. I’ve never seen Gojira (nor Opeth for that matter) live before, and only really knew of songs from Magma, L’Enfant Sauvage, and From Mars to Sirius. To be at the front of an energetic mosh of new fans and old alike was something I hadn’t experienced much before.

Gojira – Photo by Christina Pritchett

Playing plenty of music from their latest album (“Silvera”, “Stranded”, “The Shooting Star”), and several older songs (“L’Enfant Sauvage”, “Terra Inc.”). One that blew me out of the water was the performance of Flying Whales. One, never before have I heard a guitar sound like a whale. Two, that song is quite easily my favourite from their set that night. The energy changed in the room, amping up heavily, and drawing the crowd in. Mario Duplantier also had a lovely drum solo, showcasing just how bloody brilliant he is and treating us to a lovely time. They rounded out the set with the song “Pray”, which couldn’t have been a better ending to their half of the night.

There was an intermission between the two, of course. Set up for Opeth happening, as well as some technical difficulties with the wireless sets for Mikael and Fredrik’s guirars. Shout out to the poor guitar tech who looked like he was about to piss himself in fear from their tour manager. You did a damn good job. Sadly the delay cost some time, and a song (I found out later from Mikael himself) was cut from the setlist due to it. Quite alright, honestly, because Opeth…truly put themselves in my top three favourite live acts I have ever seen.

Waiting for Opeth – Photo by Christina Pritchett

Opeth began the night on a strong foot, opening with the title track of their 2016 album Sorceress. Nothing compares to hearing it live. The visuals taken from the music video for the song behind the band, and each and every one of the members on point. From Mikael’s vocals, to Fredrik’s guitars, Mendez’s bass, Joakim’s keyboards, and Axe’s drumming. The night included many of their older songs, much to my personal surprise.

Songs such as “Ghost of Perdition” and “Demon of the Fall” on the list. Mikael may not growl on any of the newer albums (which you won’t hear me complaining about, fight me on my opinion, I dare you), but his growling is still fantastic even now. “In My Time of Need” brought tears to my eyes, being a song close to my own heart, and it was amusing to see the look on Mikael’s face when I yelled “Cusp of Eternity” as they were tuning for the very song. The band premiered the latest single from Sorceress live at the show, prefaced by Mikael stating it was the premire of the song and that “he had the lyrics right there, but couldn’t see them”. Stating he hoped he didn’t mess up. Not once did he. “Era” is made for being played live, in my opinion. It is a gorgeous song, and one that turned the crowd behind us into a surprisingly good mosh pit. The night was rounded out by “a very long song that just never ends” as Mikael put it jokingly. The song being “Deliverance” from the album of the same name.

Mikael Akerfeldt – Photo by Christina Pritchett

It was truly one of the best shows I have been to in my history of, well, going to concerts. It was the second one I had been to that week (the first being Sabaton with Leaves’ Eyes and Battle Beast up in Cleveland, Ohio with another friend), and has truly made it into my top three shows I have ever been to. My friend and I hung out after the show in the chilled southern night for a few hours. Meeting Joe Duplantier outside of the busses and talking for a bit. We also managed to speak with every member of Opeth as they came out. Mikael was humble, asking if we liked the show and even asked if we were upset by the delay. Admitting that they had to drop a song (I later found out was “Heir Apparent”) from the list due to the difficulty. Not one person was upset, only singing praises to the band when they asked how we liked it. He spoke with me about the Storm Corossion disk I had asked him to sign, and we talked about the artist behind it for a few minutes. Mikael even asked my friend, who has admitted it was her first metal show and Opeth show, if she would be seeing them again. A resounding yes, of course. Everyone else from the band was equally as kind and sweet as could be.

If you haven’t had the chance to see Gojira or Opeth live, I implore you…they are must see live bands. The energy they give to the crowd, the fans themselves giving back. It is a magical experience. Even if you’re on the rail fighting to keep your spot, and keeping people from falling through the crowd who decided to try and crowd surf. There’s never a bad seat in the house, at least at the War Memorial Auditorium.

~Christina P.

Christina hanging out with band members after the show!
—–
2017 World Prog-Nation – All rights reserved

 

672 comments

  1. Pingback: Hope
  2. Pingback: 메이저사이트
  3. Pingback: Scarlett
  4. Pingback: seo
  5. Pingback: Buy Vyvanse Online
  6. Pingback: easy 1 up review
  7. Pingback: Rick Simpson Oil
  8. Pingback: Glock 17
  9. Pingback: Dankwoods
  10. Pingback: Darknet Drogen
  11. Pingback: Buy Ritalin Online
  12. Pingback: Buy NWC heroic WoW
  13. Pingback: movie
  14. Pingback: diyarbakir escort
  15. Pingback: Amaya
  16. Pingback: internet
  17. Pingback: W88
  18. Pingback: How to lose weight
  19. Pingback: buyviagrrxon.com
  20. Pingback: buy ivermectin
  21. Pingback: pharmcanadayou.com
  22. Pingback: uspharmus.com
  23. Pingback: cileve.com
  24. Pingback: asciled.com
  25. Pingback: 20mg for sale
  26. Pingback: pharmacylo.com
  27. Pingback: xlnpharmacy.com
  28. Pingback: jaycialis.com
  29. Pingback: cjepharmacy.com
  30. Pingback: pharmacyken.com
  31. Pingback: pharmacyhrn.com
  32. Pingback: storpharmon.com
  33. Pingback: inpharmxx.com
  34. Pingback: keto shakes
  35. Pingback: order amoxil 500mg
  36. Pingback: lasix 20 mg cost
  37. Pingback: drug provigil
  38. Pingback: neurontin 4000 mg
  39. Pingback: buying nolvadex
  40. Pingback: stromectolsybf.com
  41. Pingback: Anonymous
  42. Pingback: order ivermectin
  43. Pingback: ivermectin buy
  44. Pingback: cialis tubs
  45. Pingback: cost of cialis
  46. Pingback: viagra vs cialis
  47. Pingback: generic
  48. Pingback: cialis tadalafil
  49. Pingback: ivermectin 2mg
  50. Pingback: ivermectin topical
  51. Pingback: buy stromectol uk
  52. Pingback: ivermectin 8000
  53. Pingback: ivermectin buy nz
  54. Pingback: ivermectin on line
  55. Pingback: stromectol 0.1
  56. Pingback: eurocasino
  57. Pingback: 1leopard
  58. Pingback: madridbet
  59. Pingback: fuck google
  60. Pingback: Arie Baisch
  61. Pingback: Leandro Farland
  62. Pingback: ABCD 1
  63. Pingback: UAE Web designer
  64. Pingback: slots games
  65. Pingback: Assignment Writing
  66. Pingback: qq1221
  67. Pingback: calming remedy
  68. Pingback: binance
  69. Pingback: e-paspor online
  70. Pingback: 해외축구중계
  71. Pingback: Click Here
  72. Pingback: Click Here
  73. Pingback: Click Here
  74. Pingback: kayack tour
  75. Pingback: Click Here
  76. Pingback: betway slots
  77. Pingback: poker idn
  78. Pingback: Click Here
  79. Pingback: kamagra pills
  80. Pingback: Click Here
  81. Pingback: Click Here
  82. Pingback: Click Here
  83. Pingback: Click Here
  84. Pingback: Click Here
  85. Pingback: Click Here
  86. Pingback: Click Here
  87. Pingback: Click Here
  88. Pingback: Click Here
  89. Pingback: Click Here
  90. Pingback: Click Here
  91. Pingback: Click Here
  92. Pingback: Click Here
  93. Pingback: Click Here
  94. Pingback: Click Here
  95. Pingback: Click Here
  96. Pingback: Click Here
  97. Pingback: Click Here
  98. Pingback: Click Here
  99. Pingback: tretinoin cream
  100. Pingback: Click Here
  101. Pingback: Click Here
  102. Pingback: Click Here
  103. Pingback: Click Here
  104. Pingback: Click Here
  105. Pingback: kickoffbet
  106. Pingback: Click Here
  107. Pingback: Click Here
  108. Pingback: Click Here
  109. Pingback: Click Here
  110. Pingback: Indobetslot
  111. Pingback: Click Here
  112. Pingback: 토토사이트
  113. Pingback: Click Here
  114. Pingback: Click Here
  115. Pingback: Click Here
  116. Pingback: Click Here
  117. Pingback: Click Here
  118. Pingback: Lifeinsurance
  119. Pingback: Click Here
  120. Pingback: Click Here
  121. Pingback: Click Here
  122. Pingback: Click Here
  123. Pingback: Click Here
  124. Pingback: Click Here
  125. Pingback: Click Here
  126. Pingback: Glucotrust Reviews
  127. Pingback: domain-portfolio
  128. Pingback: Google reviews
  129. Pingback: letrozole medicine
  130. Pingback: slot demo pg
  131. Pingback: death
  132. Pingback: memorial
  133. Pingback: henkel 435 glue
  134. Pingback: vardenafil
  135. Pingback: levitra
  136. Pingback: whats viagra pill
  137. Pingback: cusat thrikkakara
  138. Pingback: best online slots
  139. Pingback: my business
  140. Pingback: link vào vn88
  141. Pingback: MBA in FUE
  142. Pingback: pH Meters
  143. Pingback: Social Activities
  144. Pingback: pH Meters
  145. Pingback: College systems
  146. Pingback: Web Development
  147. Pingback: Prof. Ebada Sarhan
  148. Pingback: marasmus adalah
  149. Pingback: slot gacor 4d
  150. Pingback: fue
  151. Pingback: cage mma
  152. Pingback: Fiverr Earn
  153. Pingback: Fiverr Earn
  154. Pingback: Fiverr Earn
  155. Pingback: Fiverr Earn
  156. Pingback: Fiverr Earn
  157. Pingback: Fiverr Earn
  158. Pingback: Fiverr Earn
  159. Pingback: Fiverr Earn
  160. Pingback: fiverrearn.com
  161. Pingback: prostadine buy
  162. Pingback: red boost buy
  163. Pingback: liv pure
  164. Pingback: clima para hoy
  165. Pingback: clima para mañana
  166. Pingback: fiverrearn.com
  167. Pingback: fiverrearn.com
  168. Pingback: miniature bulldog
  169. Pingback: isla paddle board
  170. Pingback: french bulldog
  171. Pingback: swimsuit
  172. Pingback: bewerto
  173. Pingback: phone repair
  174. Pingback: future university
  175. Pingback: future university
  176. Pingback: future university
  177. Pingback: future university
  178. Pingback: future university
  179. Pingback: future university
  180. Pingback: future university
  181. Pingback: Link posjitu app apk
  182. Pingback: Fiverr
  183. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  184. Pingback: french bulldog
  185. Pingback: kepala sekolah smk 1 takengon
  186. Pingback: FUE
  187. Pingback: FUE
  188. Pingback: FUE
  189. Pingback: FUE
  190. Pingback: Commercial moving
  191. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  192. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  193. Pingback: Fiverr
  194. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  195. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  196. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  197. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  198. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  199. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  200. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  201. Pingback: Coach
  202. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  203. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  204. Pingback: pupuk organik
  205. Pingback: ultrak9
  206. Pingback: Football
  207. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  208. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  209. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  210. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  211. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  212. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  213. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  214. Pingback: live sex cams
  215. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  216. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  217. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  218. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  219. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  220. Pingback: buy lasix diuretic
  221. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  222. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  223. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  224. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  225. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  226. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  227. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  228. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  229. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  230. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  231. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  232. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  233. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  234. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  235. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  236. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  237. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  238. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  239. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  240. Pingback: filmebi qartulad
  241. Pingback: Slot Online
  242. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  243. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  244. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  245. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  246. Pingback: FiverrEarn
  247. Pingback: dapoxetine buy usa
  248. Pingback: india kamagra
  249. Pingback: furosemide 500 mg
  250. Pingback: fullersears.com
  251. Pingback: french bulldog buy
  252. Pingback: androgel for sale
  253. Pingback: 늑대닷컴
  254. Pingback: Slot online iOS
  255. Pingback: One Peace AMV
  256. Pingback: superslot
  257. Pingback: 918kiss
  258. Pingback: หวย24
  259. Pingback: pg slot
  260. Pingback: weight loss drops
  261. Pingback: Anonymous
  262. Pingback: poxet 90 mg
  263. Pingback: 300 win mag ammo
  264. Pingback: sicarios
  265. Pingback: itsMasum.Com
  266. Pingback: itsMasum.Com
  267. Pingback: itsMasum.Com
  268. Pingback: itsMasum.Com
  269. Pingback: itsMasum.Com
  270. Pingback: itsMasum.Com
  271. Pingback: Nangs delivery
  272. Pingback: url
  273. Pingback: url
  274. Pingback: itsmasum.com
  275. Pingback: itsmasum.com
  276. Pingback: chat ib
  277. Pingback: itsmasum.com
  278. Pingback: itsmasum.com
  279. Pingback: itsmasum.com
  280. Pingback: buy amoxicillin uk
  281. Pingback: flagyl 2g
  282. Pingback: vidalista pirkt
  283. Pingback: joker gaming
  284. Pingback: clomiphene Citrate
  285. Pingback: order kamagra
  286. Pingback: buy advair diskus
  287. Pingback: advair generic
  288. Pingback: Slot Thailand
  289. Pingback: bonanzaslot88
  290. Pingback: Link Alternatif SBOBET
  291. Pingback: crazy games
  292. Pingback: Situs togel slot
  293. Pingback: Merahtoto rtp
  294. Pingback: Toto togel
  295. Pingback: happy bars 920
  296. Pingback: Slot online free
  297. Pingback: Gaming Hub APK
  298. Pingback: toto12 daftar

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *