I lately haven't been at any gigs/raves, so I had nothing to blog of except new albums and I was busy with Club Interface and the podcast, but now things are easing up.
So I went to Helsinki Industrial Festival for friday (had to skip saturday due illness) and had a blast!
First up on stage was Larva. Sadly it was yer typical harsh electro stuff with nothing new. Reminded me quite a lot of Formalin, since tempo was slower than most bands have. Singer looked like he was out of Marilyn Manson's group and keyboard player from 80's hairmetal band. Set was okay, but nothing special and didn't work for me. It was okay, but done well. I'm sure they will find their target audience.
Next up Sirus, which I was really looking forward to and they didn't disappoint. Good stage energy and chrarisma plus killer tunes is always a winner. I always liked their albums because they are bold mixture of different influences and sounds.You might get a dubstep break in industrial song etc and they just managed to make it work somehow when it's not supposed to work at all. They really rocked the crowd well for such a early spot. Would love to see them again live.
Grender was next up and this was surprise. They've gone much more rock direction than I expected them to. And this was bit of a disappointment, since I'm not fan of rock, loved their electronic style and latest album, but now it went more into industrial rock, almost metal from time to time. They did put on a good show and as you can guess, rocked the crowd.
End of the evening was Nachtmahr, which I wasn't very familiar with. I only had heard few tunes and liked them (and had one single). I knew it would be full show and show they certainly did put on the stage! Loved the energy of the songs, they were enough varied so I didn't get bored or anything like that. And show was full on with old news footage projected on screen, uniforms etc. I became a fan of the band. Songs really have enough oomph to grab my ear and show was nice add to the mixture. Also you could see of the crowd who came for Nachmahr.