Originally Posted by beastaudio
Meh, I like FFDP if you can get over the little youngsters running around that don't know who the opening band is, even when it is Hatebreed....I mean
I hear what you are saying and as long as those youngsters aren't being total a-holes then I have no problem with them. A metal fan is a metal fan no matter what age you are and when everyone enjoys the music and is having a great time, that just enhances the experience I think. Now FFDP is not my favorite band (that is what I have the likes of Amorphis, Fear Factory and Opeth for
) but they do put on a very entertaining concert and really work the crowd. Way too many bands simply get up on stage, go to their assigned spot play their instruments or sing into their mics, look at a spot on the wall and just get through their material. That may be an exaggeration but not a very big one in my experience. FFDP at least works the s#!t out of the crowd and really gets everyone pumped up. And they do it in a way that definitely gets my respect. In the last concert they had a great tribute to the military and they also paused in between songs to bring up a couple dozen kids on stage for another song. That is something those kids will never forget and that is the first time I have ever seen that done to that scale. I thought it was very cool of them to do.
Now luckily I knew who the opening act was (Amon Amarth) and they were pretty badass! \m/
Even if they open for another band I will go see them again, but I hope they do a headline tour sometime soon! These guys are quickly climbing my list of favorites.
BTW, how is the Opeth listening sessions going? Have you received any more albums yet? It seemed like you were really digging Blackwater Park. The album I was saying (or at least trying to say) to be careful with is their newest one 'Heritage'. I think it is a really good album, but it is quite a bit different from all their other stuff and it has not sat well with quite a few fans. You could easily call this one a progressive rock album and wouldn't be wrong. So if that is what you are in the mood for then I think you will enjoy it (plus it sounds fantastic on a good system). But if you are in the mood for some melodic death, then this won't do it for you. Just pop in some Blackwater Park, Ghost Reveries, Still Life or Deliverance and let all the bad things in the world melt away.