Another month another killer show.
We are keeping the standards and our hammers up high here. Virtual fist bump to y’all.
…four sets one more powerful than the other, but this came as no surprise. Some things never change and friday nights should always feel like that.
Nightrage opened the show. Melodic death metal that was born in Greece and then took off to Sweden to conquer the extremiest depths of the metal world. With our own Marios Iliopoulos (founder of the band) slaying the guitar, you could actually feel everyone in the venue having a proud moment, ’cause apparently Greeks do it better.Ronnie Nyman’s raucous vocals and in interaction with the crowd did more than an audience warm-up. You could feel the energy vibrations already..
And then we witnessed the phenomenon that is Mystic Prophecy.
I need a minute to let that sink in. The band was explosive but Joey Roxx definitely stole the show. A true metal goddess who effortlessly took over the stage with her jaw dropping performance and bewitching beauty. Forget Greeks, girls do it better. Joey,if you are reading this, I effin’ love you. (Doro, if you are also reading this, you’ll always be my main girl,Lita you too,don’t make a scene).
And then, it was time for some serious RAGE on stage.
Heavy, speedy, power metal whose story begun in 1984 (like all good things if I may say so mychelf). Another band, another greek, Vassilios ‘Lucky’ Maniatopoulos making us proud,smashing the drums like there’s no tomorrow. Peavy Wagner booming and charismatic as always and Marcos Rodriguez, electric and utterly captivating, making faces for my camera.Don’t you fear the winter, they’ll keep you safe and metal af.
And then, somewhere between heaven and hell came FIREWIND.
Their performance far exceeded expectations.Glorious guitar sounds from every conceivable direction,heads up high,moshing metalheads being themselves (not me, I instantly get into mama-mode when I’m with my precious Canon),headbanging to the sounds of power metal setting the world on fire.
Greek power metal met with international success, as long as we get to see bands like these we are not Losing Faith..
What else could you ask for?