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OPETH's Mikael Akerfeldt Surprising Review of Boy Band ONE DIRECTION's Live Show

Posted by on July 30, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt might be a contender for Father of the Year after suffering through a One Direction show for his daughter recently. For those of you who don't have young siblings or children, One Direction is the flavor of the month boy band of the moment, and they're British.

When asked by Metal Hammer what he thought of the show, Mikael was not impressed:

[W]hen the guys hit the stage it kinda felt like they’d just dragged five guys from the crowd up… if there were guys in the crowd, which there obviously wasn’t! It was just people on stage that were able to sing in key, but other than that they didn’t do much, they didn’t do any syncopated dance moves, there wasn’t much of a show. And since there were five guys, they’d sing every fifth line of a song and in between be just walking around.

As for the music itself, Mikael did have one positive thing to say about their single, "Story of My Life," which you definitely heard while at the mall or grocery store:

For me, I did not understand the point of the songs… some I recognised but I felt a bit sad in a way. Story Of My Life is the good song, I turned to my daughter and said, ‘This one’s okay.’

If only One Direction pulled out their Lamb of God cover, everything would've been alright!

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