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

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.

 * watch the full show here and don’t forget to join the Chelfdom *

16 Comments

  • Ola May 26, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    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!

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  • Chemady May 26, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    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.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 26, 2017 at 11:17 pm

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

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  • jhilmil May 27, 2017 at 12:38 am

    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!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 27, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      noted 🙂

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  • Jalil Mehar May 27, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    I found lots of information in your post.
    Thanks

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 27, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Jalil

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  • Nadalie May 27, 2017 at 5:05 pm

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

    Glad you had a great time,

    Nadalie

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 27, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      Thank you Nadalie

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  • Elizabeth Brico May 27, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    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?

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 27, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      Lol no, it was just a strange feeling

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  • Ellie May 28, 2017 at 2:52 am

    Concert review posts are always a great read as it’s great to find out about bands you may not have heard of before!

    Ellie | http://www.scotchandstilettos.com

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr May 28, 2017 at 8:37 am

      Glad you liked it Ellie

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  • FS Page May 29, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    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.

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  • Dee May 29, 2017 at 5:58 pm

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

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  • Akash Jayant July 24, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Wow! Its really amazing.

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