MEATING CHAPTER I
Lörrach, „SAK - Burghof“ - D
BLOOD - NORDAFROST - THE MORTAL REMAINS
live report by Boris "Azrael"
I’m here for the first time and I have to say that the “Burghof”
in Lörrach is a small, but kind location. Here, the Metal Maniacs organize
the first Metal Meating, and I think most Metalheads already
heard the name of the headliner, Blood.
But also the two support bands are more than interesting, most of all Nordafrost.
Good omens for a great evening! Another bonus: The beer is very cheap!
first band is The Mortal Remains.
They play a kind of Death-Thrash Metal with vocals changing between
growling and high screams. The singer – Morgrim – is actually
totally drunk and falls down on the stage during the second song. His
upper part of the body is full of theatre blood, and he’s always
headbanging when he’s not singing. Already at this point everyone can
feel the good atmosphere, and The Mortal Remains get warm and enthusiastic applause, of course
also from the Metal Maniacs, because the singer Morgrim is part of them.
I would say that The Mortal
Remains don’t play very revolutionary or original – but it’s
great to headbang! Most of the time fast forward, good riffing and some
Slayer-like solos, and after half an hour, they leave the small stage
and get one more very good reactions from the crowd, about 100 people.
it’s time for Nordafrost. After a short intro, they
give all and it’s really good: Old-school Black Metal, freezing guitar
riffs in the vain of old Immortal, high screams (both from main man
Svartis), lots of blastbeats, a pumping bass, and this all together
gives a deadly mixture. Hell yeah!! The audience has the same opinion
and there’s the first moshpit of the evening. Once, there is silence
after a song, and Svartis shakes up the crowd: “Hey, not so loud!”
Reactions: Cheering and applause! I can’t say a lot more, because
it’s absolutely great and I’m banging and moshing all the time. But
during the gig, a very funny thing happens: One of the Metal Maniac –
Zuffy – is so drunk, that he falls asleep – on stage. No idea how
this is possible… As final song, Nordafrost
play a grandiose cover version from Immortals “Blashyrk Mighty
Raven”. Super concert, only one sad thing: They don’t play any extra
songs. But this doesn’t really matter: It was absolutely great!
Ultra-brutal Death-Grind, totally goring vocals and an insane tempo. To
the intro, there’s also some fire-spitting, and it gets very hot.
Singer Clausi has a painted face, and the visages of the guitarist and
the bass man are covered with blood. They play fast, tight and brutal
– and the crowd thanks with a big moshpit, headbanging, noise and
crowdsurfing! There’s a real aggressive fight right in front of the
stage, and it gets hotter and hotter. Blood
play 26 songs in about 80 minutes, and everyone has a great time. At the
end, Band and audience are totally exhausted and Clausi thanks a lot and
wishes everyone a good night. Actually, I can feel my neck, and that
means that it was a really good concert!!
the show, I buy Nordafrost’s album “Dominus
Frigoris”, I talk with Svartis and friends and suddenly, Schmier from
Destruction appears and I can shake his hand! Compliments to the Metal
Maniacs and see you again!!
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