The level of frenzy Elvenking displays is simply astounding up to this point and i am truly amazed. The whole band brings professialism and joy to this cold, dark corner of Sweden tonight.
Author: Jocke Gröhn
All in all, Nerved delivers a stabile and capable set but somethings missing. I had quite high hopes on this show but it never delivered on my expectations.
In classic -80’s metal style we get the individual solo parts and first up is Dee Dammers who delivers a acoustic solo which seamlessly goes in to “In The Darkness”, where Udo stands alone and almost pleads to the thinning crowd: “..please dont leave me alone.. In the darkness!” and it is such a beutiful moment that i almost run down front row to scream out my love for him.
“Hangover”, “Black Sails At Midnight” and “Mexico” delivers an crowdpleasing, beerstinkin’ metal in which Christopher Bowes gets to really stretch his legs as a front man.
The singer, Emma Näslund, is more like a force of nature than a vocalist and moves with ease between high pitch parts which makes it feel like she was born in the forests that surrounds us and low dark tones who makes the songs almost feel a bit unearthly.