Still in the midst of the ruthless greek summer, late August, the sun was lost behind the clouds and acid rain fell that day.
Sacred Reich were here to play.
I wasn’t even planning to go to that gig. It was a last minute call and I’m lucky I was able to get tickets. Apparently, everyone else was going to go. If you happen to be a socially conscious metalhead, you wouldn’t be able to live with yourself if you missed this one, despite the fact that they haven’t released ( or plan to ) a new album since god knows when.
Released anger opened the show. And they were really, really good.
Someone once said to me :
They were vigorous,steadfast and restless. If they have day jobs I hope they’ll quit and go be famous.
They have already released their anger through 3 albums if my memory serves me right, and if you are into thrash metal you should check them out, they are brilliant.
And then there was the main event.
As relevant today as they were two decades ago.
Good-ol’, trust-worthy thrashers.
The mosh pit was out of control. Stage diving like there’s no tomorrow. They had to stop playing at some point to restore order. And then all over again.. I’ve got a few ( minor ) battle scars of my own to remember the unforgetable.
It got political at some point, as expected. I used to think that music and politics shouldn’t admix, but at this point we have no choice. Like Phil Rind said, there’s an orange-head ruling the world- it has to be mentioned, we have to oppose; no matter how humble our opinions are.
To me, what makes Sacred Reich what they are, is not just their heavy riffs, dashing drums and brimful vocals. It’s the fact that they use all the above to make a statement and portray a good, noble message to the world.
..See now, that’s why their status is legendary.