This fact made me having some expectations on the new album “We Are Not Your Kind” and the whole thing ends up in………I don’t know what to say except that they are far from the 2014 effort, and I’m disappointed.
And when the hardest part of reviewing an album is trying to pick out the tracks that really stand out and not really wanting to stop listening, that is when you know it’s pure fucking special.
I really felt the production and the sound has gotten more heavy on this album, which really has a feeling that some of the songs will be amazing to hear live from the band.
I have no problem with “Dominion”, it works okay. I can listen to it and dig the music, and some songs could even become future classics; especially “(We Make) Sweden Rock” is a great anthem, and the title track is nice too. But there are no really massive tracks on this one to really take the album higher
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.
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 through the studio door enters the mighty Chuck Billy of Testament and delivers the song “The Crownless King”. Here the band are proving once again that they can handle the heavier part without slipping through the dangerous quicksand of what metalcore is supposed to sound like.
Sabaton chooses to play songs from “Carolus Rex” in Swedish, even though the audience are from at least 30 different nationalities. It’s just magic to hear the crowd sing along with the band in swedish.
The musicians are skilled. If I have to find something to complain about, the sound is not the best, but I don’t care because I have Angus McFife XIII on stage and the whole Hoothforce.
Expectations from the audience are high. Expectations from me are high. Candlemass 2019, how does they sound? From the first notes to the last, it can only be described with one word; Perfect!
There is a lot of wind, and showers of rain…but it doesn’t really matter, because when this Austrian/Italian/French symphonic combination starts their show, that is where the focus goes.
There is a lot of joy coming from the stage, and especially the bass player Filipo Zavattari seems to be everywhere all the time, jumping and running around like crazy, which is fun to watch.
Singer Artur Almeida is of high class and it would not surprise me if he has Bruce Dickinson as his role model. His voice is sometimes very similar to the legendary singer of Iron Maiden.
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.
I have seen Bloodbound live a lot of times, on all types of venues and with all kinds of member line-ups, but never before with this feeling of unity and harmony like this evening.
The band members are indeed competent on their respective instruments and “When The Sun Goes Down” is a brilliant song, although it’s not good enough this afternoon in Falun.