OPETH – “Patterns In The Ivy” Cover By…Oslo City Hall?

Ahhh. What’s not to love about Scandinavia? You think they’d be content at just producing the universe’s finest metal and playing at Norwegian live casinos in the meantime, but nope. They have to get all in your face with “social progress” and start breeding the world’s happiest people too. Free anything for anyone that needs it, the gradual shift to a 6-hour workday in Sweden… What are they trying to prove, exactly? That there’s more to life than slaving away for the man every god-forsaken day of your pitiful existence? A-holes.


Well, in case you needed any more reason to get out of the probable hellhole you currently dwell in, the bells at city hall in Oslo, Norway play “Patterns in the Ivy” by Opeth. Yep, that tasty little acoustic interlude before shit hits the fan on Blackwater Park (that one’s the greatest album of all time, if you’ve forgotten) is what the BELLS at OSLO CITY HALL play.

Now, I don’t know how often this happens. But even if it was a one-off, which it likely was, even though it’s Oslo City Hall and Norway rules at everything and the bells probably play Emperor at noon on Fridays, I’ve already packed my bags. I’m out.

Scandinavia, I hope you like crazed Californian Opeth fans, because you just earned yourself one.

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Gear Gods intern Maxwell studied English at Cal Poly Pomona and has since realized life ain’t all about semicolons and syntax. He’s studying audio now, and will probably judge your music taste before your grammar.

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