Amorphis + Swallow the Sun – 4/6/2017 – Slim’s, San Francisco, CA

With Amorphis finally returning to tour the US, there was no way we would miss going to this killer show. Braving the pouring rain and crappy Bay Area traffic, we managed to make our way up to Slim’s to be in time for the openers: Swallow the Sun.

Hailing from Finland, Swallow the Sun delivered a killer set with their moody Death/Doom / Melodic Death Metal sound. As the only opener, the band had around 45 minutes to deliver their highly melancholic music.

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With solid energy, the band played around seven songs spanning their lengthy career pleasing fans from all the musical periods of the band.

Swallow the Sun set list:

Rooms and Shadows
These Woods Breathe Evil
Falling World
Heartstrings Shattering
Psychopath's Lair
Don't Fall Asleep (Horror Pt. 2)
Swallow (Horror Pt. 1)

More info about the band: home page and facebook.

Being huge fans of Amorphis, we were lucky to see them twice this year at 70,000 tons of Metal and have been even luckier to catch them at several festivals in Europe over the years since their last North American tour. The band always delivers a great show and today was no exception.

Perfectly balancing their set list, the band covers their entire career with some of their greatest hits like “Silver Bride”, “The Smoke” and going even further back in the past with “My Kantele” and closing with “Black Winter Day”.

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As one of the best live bands in the world, Amorphis delivered one of the most energetic performances we have ever seen at Slim’s. If this tour is going through your city, be sure to attend the show, you won’t regret it.

Amorphis set list:

Under the Red Cloud
Sacrifice
Sampo
Silver Bride
Hopeless Days
Skyforger
Bad Blood
The Smoke
Into Hiding
On Rich and Poor
My Kantele
House of Sleep

Encore:
Death of a King
Black Winter Day

More info about the band: home page and facebook.

We would like to thank the staff at Slim’s and the people over at Nuclear Blast America for hooking us up to cover this great show.