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Opeth & Enslaved @ The Grand Ballroom (5/26/2009)

Logo - Opeth

Artist: Opeth
Venue: The Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center (New York, NY)
Opener: Enslaved
Date: 5/26/2009
Label: Roadrunner Records

Having just seen the mighty Opeth back in September of 2008 I admit to being a little bit surprised to find them returning to our fair city so soon but with the amount of material that they have under their belt this is always a welcome visit when it comes down to it. They have been touring relentlessly for their latest album “Watershed”, and the positive reception that the album has received finds them snaring new fans with each and every stop that they make. What made this show very special times two would be the fact that supporting Opeth on their continued aural assault would be the mighty Enslaved. Tonight’s show would take place in the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center and many of you readers might know the spot I am talking about based on its first floor venue The Hammerstein Ballroom. The Grand Ballroom is located a full seven floors above that space and we will get a little more into the logistical nightmare that it adds to the enjoyment of a Metal show a little later on in the commentary but first I wanted to heap some praise on the band Enslaved.
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