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.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
“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.
When they got the shit together it was a complete overrun of the rest of the lead singers we have heard so far this weekend. Oh my god what a voice!!
Christian who used to be the vocalist in Twilight Force really shows that you can do a great job as a front man just by being humble and calm, the voice is pretty good as well.
Sabaton Open Air is known to bring bands of this genre to Falun, Ensiferum have played this festival before and last year we wittnessed Trollfest making a very special appearance at Lugnet here in Falun.
This along with the fact that the members are very down to earth people should take Manimal to the next level hopefully already with the next album.
From my point a way back in the crowd it´s sometimes hard to see what is really going on the stage (why no big screens somewhere on the stage for us further back).
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.
The band is a well-oiled machine and they are having fun on that stage. “Fallen Angels”, which is the first single of the upcoming album “Ban The Light”, is working very well and the title track from the new album shows that the band have potential to take the next step.