Last Thursday I went to Stockholm to embrace live and evil music. The Unholy Alliance is an event of 5 bands touring through USA and Europe and Sweden was one of their last stops. Hovet in Stockholm was full of enthusiastic metal heads and the athmophere was greater than ever!
My urge for a beer made me miss Thine Eyes Bleed but from what I heard it wasn’t the performance that happened on this earth. Lamb of God was alright. I’m a bit suspicious of bands who appear with short hair and oversized shorts on stage.
Children of Bodom used to be my favourite band but I think they kind of lost it when they went “mainstream”. I know that’s kind of a cliché but that’s the way I feel about it. And if you wouldn’t care about how I felt, then stop reading my blogs.
The other problem with CoB is that the singer, Aleksi Laiho, is a pretty bad live singer. His guitar play is great but his screams are pretty lame.
A band that never made a bad show is In Flames! They got everyone in the audience to scream and put the horns in the air!
Slayer was lame too and doing only short versions of Raining Blood and Angel of Death is weak. They’re probably sick to death playing those songs but that’s what the audience wants! They looked pretty tired altogether and the thing about their show that impressed me the most was their large stack of amplifiers formed like two inverted crosses!
Yes, I will blog about snowboard soon. But right now it’s raining so the riding isn’t that good yet.
Music tip: Dark Funeral – the Arrival of Satan´s Empire (song):
Lords of war, the wings of twelve, open all the gates/
Fly high into the canopy; bring to me the head of god.
He he… That’s black metal for you!
Bang your heads!!!