So MAYHEM came to greece… | Real Reviews by Someone who Knows Nothing about Music

Written by the_chelf@yahoo.gr

And so they came..

We have been waiting for this for so long, we’ve been told it would be the gig of the year.

And so we went…

Hyped and overexcited the creme de la creme of metalheads, all there, on a thursday night.

The greek black/thrash metal band RavenCult opened the show and they were brilliant. Electric, morbid and unpolished as promised.

 This was my first time being exposed to them, never having heard their work before, which was quite unusual for me. I tend to reseach everything before-hand and form a strong opinion way too soon, but this time I was completely unbiased and completely floored by how good they actually were.

And then came De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas.

Majestic and executed seamlessly the whole album was performed by the band that once formed the Norwegian black metal scene.

Except there was something missing.

The sound was cohesive, the atmosphere was heavy, the guitars flowed perfectly and the general concept was typical of Mayhem, minus the actual pig heads and and bags full of dead birds ( much appreciated, thank you very much ). The drums bled to their full potential and the vocals unveiled a slow-ish hell in our heads, in all respects there was nothing wrong with anything.

But there was something missing.

Perhaps there was a weary, tired, worn-out feeling lingering in the air, and maybe that was intentional but not necessarily rewarding.

I’m happy I was there. I would go again. No regrets. There was just something missing…

xoxo,

Chelf.

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Comments: 16

  1. Ola says:

    I know nothing of metalhead music. But I have been to performances that leave you with an “empty” feeling. So that “weary, tired, worn-out feeling” that you had when you were there is probably what I would feel too. LOL!

  2. This is the first time I am reading about the green black/ thrash metal band music performance. Though the way you hear people hyped about the show wouldn’t have made you missed it for the world.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Proud to feature bands I love on the blog. Thank you for stopping by!

  3. I’ve never read about these bands! But it happens sometimes that you feel that something is missing for sure:).. I just love soft music, so I’m really not much aware of it!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      noted 🙂

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Thank you for stopping by Jalil

  4. Love these concert photos. I just love concerts, they’ll magical.

    Glad you had a great time,

    Nadalie

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Thank you Nadalie

  5. I’m not big into metal, I like some occasionally but it’s not generally my style. Your descriptions are fantastic though. Really unique and visceral. Did you ever figure out what was missing? Am I supposed to be able to tell from the pictures…am I missing something lol?

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Lol no, it was just a strange feeling

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Glad you liked it Ellie

  6. Haven’t heard of this band before. But loved the way you described it so poetically. I hope you had a good time at the concert.

  7. Dee says:

    Sounds like you had a good time. I had never heard of this band but I might check them out.

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