DISBELIEF & GORILLA MONSOON, a well proven killer
package for what I cold-shoulder many a different show. Both bands
as exactly this package I saw last time at exactly this place
in early 2010. Two and a half years have passed by since then
seeing both bands struggling through line-up changes but now back
on track again.
Tonight’s evening pleasure got enhanced by POEMA ARCANVS
and THE OUTSIDE, who currently tour Europe together and
were able to join in at lovely • Turock
• club, offering a wonderfully colored entertaining
program consisting of melodic Thrash and Doom Metal, Stoner Rock
and brutal Death Metal. Hell yes!
tonight’s show was sort of ill-fated. Overkill was playing
its Killfest around the corner and besides leading Ruhr area soccer
clubs Schalke and BVB put up a local “fight”. This
of course drained potential concert goers and made the evening
to an intimate experience, as approx. 75 fans attended the Turock.
A fact the sound engineer have missed out. He was seemingly considering
himself at Wembley Stadium as the sound was painfully loud.
was kicked off by :: THE
OUTSIDE ::, a Berlin based multi-cultural band,
consisting of members from Chile, Turkey and Germany. In summer
THE OUTSIDE released their self-titled debut album. Musically
it is an interesting matter as the band blends Thrash Metal with
progressive influences, not too tricky impresses with a an unusual
voice. And THE OUTSIDE had a hell of a powerful guitar
sound. It was only the crowd that could not deal with such powerhouse.
Give them more beer and time to wake up…
Setlist: Empire, The Stench, Ashes, Blood Runs Black,
Revolt Of Reason
we stayed in Chile when :: POEMA
ARCANVS :: entered the stage, best known for their
finest Doom Metal. POEMA ARCANVS have just released their
fifth album Transient Chronicles. Just means just
here and now in October ;) And they definitely could fully convince.
They in fact played more contemplative, typical for this style,
and it is visually surely not that great scenery (as lights were
bad) but the music also live offers epic dramatic art, much emotionalism
and big gestures. Best enjoyed with closed eyes. Great!
Setlist: Raven Humankind, The Average Man's Odyssey,
Elixir, Alter, Omniscient Opponent, Latent Eclipse
mentioned, both main bands do not have anything new to offer.
But :: GORILLA
MONSOON :: at least announced to enter the studio
the following week to record the follow-up to grandiose Extermination
Hammer. Best chance to serve as a canapé with two
new songs that pretty much sound like known material but of course
owns this special Groove and asskickingly great and wickedly evil
fuck you Hellrock attitude. „…When I am done with
you, you’ll hear the angels sing…“ *sings*.
Yes! I’m stoked!
Setlist: Shotgun Justice, Damage King, Goat Lord, neuer
Song, Death Revolution, My Way, Codeine Comander, Born To Lose
:: could not share but there is also a ray of hope
shining. With the not so new member Wolfgang Rothbauer DISBELIEF
found a great and creative guitar player. And I’m sure he
would have much to add to a new album. I’m just not sure
if he can when it is about spending studio/rehearsal time. First,
he does not live around the corner (Linz, Austria) and is involved
in at least 6 more bands. However, DISBELIEF played a great
and intensive show and proved that they have with Jagger one of
the most charismatic singer in that genre. Though, I got the feeling
of certain weariness within the band. Well, I do not wonder. For
over two decades now DISBELIEF deliver one masterpiece
after another, play great shows and festivals and still never
made the big breakthrough they so deserved. And this is what you
can sense out. DISBELIEF still play with lots of energy
and enthusiasm but they are… hmmm… lacking of spirit?
Of impact? And this is not only due to the age. But I do not want
to nag at all, it was a great show and a wonderful evening :)
Setlist: A Place To Hide, Room 309, Hell Goes On, Hate/Aggression
Schedule, The One, Sick, Navigator, Rewind It All // The Last
Force: Attack!, To The Sky, Misery