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Tri varijable smrti (Waste Of Denial, Monoscream, Disregard) @ Copperfields pub, Stockholm (croatian/english version)

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Tri varijable smrti (Waste Of Denial, Monoscream, Disregard) @ Copperfields pub, Stockholm

Izvještaj Kristofer-13 pola

Date: 26th September, 2015
Venue: Copperfield´s pub, Stockholm, Sweden

I prije samog početka, ovaj nastup je obećavao puno, tri benda koji sviraju Death metal u dobro poznatom klubu (poznatom metalcima) u centru Stockholm-a.  Dva benda dolaze nam iz Gothenburg-a, koji ima reputaciju grada iz kojeg dolaze vrhunski death metal bendovi, te lokalni bend iz Stockholm-a, Monoscream čiji nastupi su uvijek energični.

Copperfields pub je English pub u centru Stockholm-a i u principu nije metal bar, ali preko vikenda često imaju metal koncerte i ulaz je uvijek slobodan. To je jedan od razloga što su svi nastupi uvijek dobro posjećeni, čak i u slučaju malopoznatih bendova. U ovom klubu u pravilu sviraju manji bendovi koji dolaze iz cijele Švedske. Organizator i tonac su na dobrom glasu kao ozbiljni i vrlo profesionalni ljudi, što se vidi i u kvaliteti zvuka koja se može čuti u klubu. Nastupi u malim klubovima poput ovog, čija izvorna namjena nije održavanje koncerata, u pravilu rezultiraju slabim zvukom bendova, a to ovdje nije slučaj. nastupi na kojima sam ja prisustvovao u ovom klubu su uvijek imali dobar zvuk i bili su dobro organizirani, kao što je bio slučaj i večeras.

Počnimo od prvog benda koji je nastupao večeras, a zove se Waste Of Denial, Gothenburški death metal bend. Bend je upravo završio sa snimanjem svog prvog dema jednostavno nazvanog po samom bendu. Pri samom izlasku ove četvorke na pozornicu odmah sam primjetio da sviraju osmožičane gitare i petero žičani bas, što mi je obećavalo da sviraju tehnički death metal. Prva pjesma u njihovom polusatnom nastupu je ipak bila obična death metal pjesma i iako pjesma nije loša isto sam se malo razočarao s obzirom da sam očekivao više tehničkih orijentiranu pjesmu. Izgledalo je kao da imaju višak žica na instrumentima i da ih nikako ne koriste. već na idućoj pjesmi stvari se popravljaju i odmah se čuju elementi tehničkog death metala. Uvijek me zainteresiraju nepoznati bendovi koji sviraju tehnički death metal, pogotovo ako ga sviraju jako brzo. Moram priznati da su se Waste Of Denial pokazali kao vrlo dobri glazbenici tokom svog kratkog nastupa (što i nije neobično za prvi suport bend), te su me sa odličnim pjesmama dodatno zainteresirali da vidim kakav će biti ostatak večeri.

Slijedeći na redu je bio Monoscream iz Stockholm-a. Za njih sam imao velika očekivanja jer su njihovi nastupi uvijek izvrsni. Monoscream je osnovan 2007. godine i do sada su izdali jedan album naziva “Redemption”, a trenutno su u fazi snimanja novog albuma. Njihov stil je death metal sa primjesama hardcore scene. Kako je, zbog ozljede ruke, njihov stalni gitarista Kim Wiklund morao otkazati nastup, basista Micke Jonsson je ovu večer preuzeo gitaru, a na njegovo mjesto je došao session basist. Nastup su započeli sa novom pjesmom koju do sada nikada nisu svirali live u Stockholm-u. Odmah je uočljivo da su utjecaji hardcore scene veći nego ikada prije. To me je samo još dodatno zainteresiralo jer smatram da hardcore glazba mora biti izvedena sa nevjerojatnom energijom kako bi bila dobra. Gledajući Monoscream uživo jednostavno vidite koliko uživaju biti na bini, i dok su svirali ovu prvu pjesmu imao sam osjećaj da su ispoljili više energije nego ikada prije. Njihov set je trajao 50,60 minuta i odsvirali su 6 pjesama sa nadolazećeg albuma kao i najbolje stvari sa Redemption albuma. Po mom mišljenju sve nove pjesme imaju jaki utjecaj hardcore-a, iako se stilski bend još zadržava u melodičnom death metalu, i sve što sam čuo večeras je učinilo da se još više radujem novom albumu. Kod Monoscream nastupa uživo nikada nema negativnih stvari, headbenganje i energični nastup je ono što krasi svakog člana ovog benda. Publika je jednostavno poludila dok su svirali stare pjesme kao što su Opressors Hand i Self Reflection. I za kraj njihovog nastupa što reći osim da jedva čekam njihov novi album i nastup!

I za kraj glavni bend večeri – Disregard!

Još jedan death metal sastav iz Gothenburga koji je osnovan 2009. godine. Bend se trenutno nalazi na mini turneji po Švedskoj u povodu izdavanja njihovog prvog albuma “Isolation”. U odnosu na prijašnje bendove ove večeri, Disregard  svira  više straight forward death metal, miješajući spore, mračnije i heavy dijelove sa brzim grind i tehničkim bubnjanjem, što je ovaj nastup činilo vrlo interesantnim. Ako volite izravni death metal vjerovatno ćete voljeti i Disregard. Veliki plus je i za kostime koji bend nosi na pozornici jer oni nastup čine zanimljivijim i energičnijim.

I na kraju ova Stockholm-ska večer je ispala izvrsna…

Tri death metal benda su izvela uspješne nastupe. Zvuk je bio prosječan, ali s obzirom na mali klub i publiku (cca 200 ljudi) raspoloženje je bilo izvrsno i vjerovatno ispunilo iščekivanja većine prisutnih.

Izvještaj: Rickard Olkerud

(english version)

Before going to this gig, it has already promised me a lot, three bands playing death metal in this well-known pub (for metalheads) in central Stockholm. Two bands from Gothenburg, which of course got a huge reputation of producing great death metal, and the local Stockholm band Monoscream, which always deliver that kind of music with energy.

The Copperfields pub is a English pub in central Stockholm, it´s not a metal bar in generally. But they put on a lot of metal gigs during the weekends, and always free of entry. This usually attracts a pretty good crowd to the place even for the less known bands. This pub attracting smaller bands to play from all around Sweden. The organizer and the sound engineer got a great reputation of always being very serious and professional, which shows in the quality of the sound. Having gigs in a small pub, which are not made for having concerts in, usually reflects on bad sound, this is not the case here. The shows I have been seeing in this venue in the past has always had good sound and well organized, this was the case for this evening as well.

Starting out with the first band for the night, “Waste of denial”. Gothenburg-based death metal band. The band just finished Izvještaj Kristoferrecording their first 2 track-demo, self-titled “ Waste of denial”. The quartet entering the stage and I instantly got a look at their equipment eight-strings guitars and a five-stringed bass, which ,for me , making a promise that they are playing some technical music. Starting out with the first song on their about half an hour long set, which seems just to be a plain death metal song, not bad though, but I got a bit disappointed as a was looking forward to some more technical stuff, they just seemed to have so many strings on their equipment without using them. But for the next song the put on, you instantly here that they do more technical death metal. I always get interested about small bands playing technical, especially fast technical death. I must say that “Waste of denial” really showed that they are good musicians finishing their pretty short (But normal for the first support band) set with great music which really got me started and intrigued for the rest of the night.

It´s time for Stockholm-based band Monoscream to present them self on the stage of Copperfield´s pub. They are a band I´ve got great expectations of, and that always delivered Monoscream has been around since 2007, and released one full length album in 2011 called “Redemption” and they are in the making of a new album. Playing death metal with influences from the hardcore scene. As the guitarist, Kim Wiklund had to cancel this show because of a arm injury, the regular bass player MickeIzvještaj Kristofer-6 Jonsson is on guitar this night, and they got a session bass player to fill in for the absence of Kim.

Starting out tonight set with a new song which they never played in Stockholm live, before. You feel that they taken in more influences from the hardcore scene than before. Which intrigues me, as I feel playing hardcore music needs to be delivered with incredible energy to be good. Seeing Monoscream live just shows how much they enjoy being on stage, and I feel when they playing this first song, they just burst out energy like never before. They play like an 50-60 minute long set, playing six songs from the upcoming album, and of course the best ones from the “Redemption” album. I think all the new song had the stronger influence from hardcore, still melodic death metal though, and all the songs made me look forward for their new album. There´s never anything negative in Monoscreams appearance on stage. Headbanging and energy from every member of the band. The crowd really got going when they performed the older songs like “Opressors hand “Self reflection” amongst the other ones. What can I say, looking forward to the release of their upcoming album and their next show!

Izvještaj Kristofer-13 polaSo the headliner, Disregard,  is setting up their gears on stage. Gothenburg-based death metal band which been playing since 2009. Being on a smaller tour around in Sweden started the 25th in conjunction with the release of their first full-length album ,“Isolation”. Playing more heavy straight forward death metal, than the bands earlier this evening. Mixing the paste from slow, heavy and  darker to faster grind more technical drumming, making this show very interesting. If you like straight forward death metal, you´re probably into Disregard. Big plus for the costumes they wearing on stage, which makes the mood of the show more interesting, and more moving.

So in the end, this Stockholm night out, turned out great..

Three death metal bands delivering with success. Sound was average, but great for being in a small pub and the crowds (appr. 200 persons) mood were great, and probably got most of their expectations filled.

Written by : Rickard Olkerud

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