Time is something which is rare for me these days. I still have a handful of live reports to post. But there is also lots of things to prepare for our upcoming releases and of course the shows. One of the shows was happening yesterday. A rude mix of sludge, doom and stoner was meant to hypnotize the attendees.
DOOM DIVISION were the first outfit to make time slow down. Combining elements from Crowbar and Pantera this music is meant to be played live. Heavy riff-oriented metal rolling over you and nailing you to the wall. It is always a pleasure to see these guys on and off stage.
I have been fighting to get VERSUS THE STILLBORN-MINDED on the billing. There were a lot of troubles but in the end they entered the stage of the Club Zentral as second band. Being not that far from the sound of B.SON they follow the same concept with their live appearance and try to do an intense show from the bottom of their hearts. I would say they succeeded. Very powerful and bass oriented the sometimes very calm songs leave you nothing but distressed wondering about the dense atmosphere.
The more traditional doomsters MIRROR OF DECEPTION are widely known for organizing the Doom Shall Rise festival. But also musical-wise the band is highly acclaimed. The highlight of the evening was of course the song “Der Student von Ulm” with Swabian lyrics. This 12 minute piece contains the quintessence of the sound of MIRROR OF DECEPTION but also emphasizes the uniqueness of their sound. I advise you to listen to this song on their myspace page and then decide if you like the band or not. For me it was great to see them live after a long time and to finally have them on one of my shows.
After the appearance on the Doom Shall Rise festival and the gig with AHAB on the last night of doom I was curious if BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS could top these shows on part 3 of the Night Of Doom. Accompanied by dark light the band started into an one hour set of pure atmosphere. How can you describe a concert with B.SON? Hard to say. The band starts quite nice with heavy riffs, sound walls and maybe some samples. With the next songs this six-piece is forcing you to pay full attention, getting somehow involved into the music. The intensity increases with every song played. The band seems to get totally lost in its own music. Musicians kneeing on the stage or before the base drums or simply screaming out desperation. Through the fog you can see these guys merging with the tones they play. And so does the audience. Total mind destruction. The band is forced back onto stage and ends the set with an improvised song. Conclusion: Mission accomplished – an eerie touching live experience finished a great and intense evening with four very different bands. Be sure to be there the next time (November 2010)!
There was a lot of talking about the secret warm-up show with OBELYSKKH. There were a lot of people wondering what was so secret about this show. Well, the show with the protagonists OBELYSKKH was not held at the Club Zentral but in the basement of an apartment building not far away from the Club Zentral. There was only one way to get information about the show: you had to visit the “Doomed Souls” forum and “apply” to attend this show. We went to the place after we have finished our work at the club for the first time. This was a nice and very familiar way to get fucked up after midnight…
BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS: MySpace – Homepage – Merchandise
MIRROR OF DECEPTION: MySpace – Homepage – Merchandise
VERSUS THE STILLBORN-MINDED: MySpace – Homepage – Merchandise
DOOM DIVISON: MySpace – Homepage – Merchandise
OBELYSKKH: MySpace – Merchandise