Garden of the Titans (Opeth Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre)
With their sweeping gothic sound, Swedish prog-metal innovators Opeth are made for a venue like Red Rocks, the open-air amphitheater located in the hills of Colorado. Easily filling that majestic space, the band leads the audience on a journey between tenderness and terror on Garden of the Titans, often within the same song. “Heir Apparent” gets fists in the air and tears in the eyes with its mix of heaviness and delicate folk, while “In My Time of Need” becomes a haunting ballad. They even deliver a disorienting rendition of the old-school classic “Demon of the Fall,” switching with whiplash speed between death-metal riffs and jazz-like beauty.