Another gig of Marduk in London. Lachryma Christi had seen the previous one, but hasn't reviewed it.
There were quite a few bands playing on the day.
First band was Critical Solution. Thrash Metal from Norway, something like a copy of Metallica. The voice was almost the same. The sound was nice though. Nice tunes, public was enjoying it, nice stuff. At some point they played a cover of Iron Maiden, which was weird, as in James Hetfield singing Iron Maiden. But was nice, entertaining. Interactive.
Second band, Valkyrja, Swedish band. Was good, very good indeed. Nice guitar riffs, entertaining, clean, Black Metal.
Following band, Death Wolf also from Sweden, sort of varied stuff, ok, entertaining, nothing amazing but did the trick. Morgan from Marduk plays bass with them, just in case you didn't know.
After Death Wolf it was Grave's turn. Death Metal from Sweden. Hard to describe it. Everyone was looking forward, including Lachryma Christi, but it wasn't as great as expected. A bit more of the same, all songs were very similar, nothing very original, nothing very exciting.
And at last, Marduk. Marduk is one of those bands that are always good live. Always professional, always clean, pure, good. Always very interactive, people always very welcoming, their shows always make people go home happy. Songs selection was a nice choice, all good. The expected, not more, not less.
In the end though, felt as if Valkyrja and Marduk did the night. The other bands seemed a bit off, a bit nothing to do with the rest. Interesting but odd choices.
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