VAIN CD RELEASE PARTY
VAIN - PROFOUND
Chäslager in Stans (Switzerland) - 29.05.2002
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|Doors open at 21:00 at Chäslager in Stans for an event that
is very important for Vain : they will "baptize" their first
CD "Tired Of Being A Slave" and, though it could
seem an extremely minor thing in the metal scene, believe me dear readers
and metalheads, it's very touching and exciting to live such an experience,
cause me thinks that the enthusiasm of a band during these moments is
absolutely priceless and every big band too has begun with such a similar
little but great step. Really soon Stefan ,
with his omnipresent camera, and me can have an idea of the joy of the
moment, and have the possibility to find again dear friends among a lot of
good mooded persons that are crowding the venue. The audience is mainly
young and received warmly, very interested in seeing Profound and Vain
play live , firmly intentioned to have a really good time and they
will be not disappointed !
Finally Profound are on the stage, tuning guitar and bass, making sound -and keyboard check. Very good sign, above all for me, cause the joy for seeing Profound play is , for me personally, to compare only to the joy that I'm feeling when I see Paradise Lost live or some other great band I extremely like . Yes, so much I like Profound and appreciate them, but, if I have to notice how they are so well welcome by all audiences I've experienced during their last gigs I can surely say I'm not the only one that is appreciating them so much ;)... (and this goes straight to Profound themselves: try not to become too well-known in future cause I'm really jealous!! hehehehehe!!!)
|And the gig begins in an energetic and convinced way: I'm
already used to great Profound gigs but one understands at once that this
evening they are intentioned to offer their best. Giusi is singing
practically perfectly with high concentration and a voice that, I
have to admit, is improving and becoming more mature every time . Also his
way to present himself on the stage is becoming more and more self-assured
and agreeable, showing good entertainment capacities .
Mesna always mastering his keyboards. Guitarist QD has improved himself so much in
his way of playing and to propose himself to audience that I remain
without words. The audience follows Profound's music and many
begin to bang their heads , some other begin moshing. Bassist Lennon show
as usual very good self-confidence with bass, playing it rather high tuned.
Spiga always great and energetic at drums. With full power Profound
present an optimal setlist, opening with Secrets (and not with Synthanism),
followed by the fast and heavy Triple Six. And finally as third track the more than
beautiful Red Raisins For My Wounds, which simply mesmerizes the audience.
Damn, such a wonderful song is not yet recorded and I really don't know HOW
TO GET IT!!!!! From the moment you have , besides the cool Tragedy songs,
also new stuff that is kicking ass, I mean, your next CD should be
released soon, shouldn't it? Red Raisins For my Wounds! Red Raisins For My Wounds! Red
Raisins For My Wounds! Red Raisins For My Wounds! Red Raisins For My
Wounds! Red Raisins For My Wounds! Like every beautiful thing
also Red Raisins For My Wounds fades away followed by the interesting Be
The One I Love, then comes Sugar Morality, finally the beautiful Tragedy
(title track of their last CD) , then Day Of Wrath and Sleeping Hollow.
Profound had the honor to open at Abart Club in Zürich the party of the New Swiss Waves CD release and they gave a top performance. I remember well. It's beautiful to see their engagement also for friend- acts like Vain : what a cool gig and how many times frontman Giusi has invited the audience to applaud for Vain! This is still enthusiasm for playing together , enthusiasm for music and friendship. Simply great!
"Tired Of Being A Slave" review vain
|After a short break, here they are: the happy and proud
Vain! acclaimed by the crowd, Roger , André and Roland don't hide a
"veil" of emotion. But their determination to give first of all a
good and technically valuable gig is already a sign for
professionalism. Roger Imboden, vocalist , composer (though many songs are
composed by all members), guitarist and writer of the lyrics seems to be a
very sensitive but at the same time strong person, who is internalizing
very much his inspirations, a certain kind of rather intellectual and
more positive Kurt Cobain . I wish to him and his band really all
success possible. They open with Tuesday , that's to say with a rather
energetic and versatile song, followed by Fake, a song not included in
the celebrated mini CD, which is showing interesting tempo changes and
grunge influences. Then comes Freedom which the audience appreciates very much.
|For 24 Hours comes on the stage the beautiful Sylvie, warmly welcomed by the crowd, and her cello. A little technical problem makes the performance stop for some minutes, but fortunately the solution comes quickly and once the cello has get "its voice", Sylvie can play and 24 Hours begins, with all its sadness and intensity. For "Protest" the bassist uses a pick and opens the song giving power and support to Roger's voice till drums burst, letting start a fast tempo. The setlist goes on with Close : a beautiful intense song, rather fast , but with tempo changings and hard passages.|
|Now the so much waited moment : the "baptism" of "Tired Of Being A Slave" with sparkling wine and beer. Damn cool! I can imagine the satisfaction of Vain, it must be a moment that they will never forget all life long and the ground stone of their musical career!|
After the celebration , again music live with the cool "Alkaline", so that heavier sound reigns on the stage, total power and resolute vocals. It follows Relish, with great drums and bass loops, a song that maybe Nirvana themselves would have liked very much. Cello comes back for "Bastard" and the atmosphere turns into a more severe one. But with the last song "Green Day" that shows british pop notes à la Oasis and the usual grunge influence, the gig ends with a rhytmic, lively and catchy song which arouses consents and consents.
A particular mention for Vain drummer : he has powered all time the band with inhexhaustible energy and precision, congratulations!
Gig is ended and the party begins , it will last till rather late at night. The memory of this little but enthusiastic step , on the contrary, will last longer ....
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