May 7, 2015, Semifinal Helsinki, Finland
An unusually early start for this gig, too, yet for everybody handling a regular day job this is quite convenient. Not least for the band members themselves, as also the French guests Dirge had to get up early to catch a ferry to their next Circumbaltica 2015 tour destination.
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faced an already pretty full club, and even more people were about to arrive. Well, not much to say about the show except “another great one”, however short, as maybe 4 ½ of their epic songs fit into the support slot. There were even rumours the final “Into The Abyss” had to be shortened … www.facebook.com/Crib45
should rename themselves as “Dementors” – those Harry Potter creatures – because the music of this quartet from Paris seems to suck every happy thought out of your soul. A massive wall of evil riffs and sinister growls, powered by a gloomy doomy rhythm machine, just like a flow of lava destroying everything in their wake – never heard anything that nasty, simply great! When you´re not quite in the best mood already, such sound offers something like a catharthic release and even puts a smile on your face. The enthusiastic audience claimed and receivd an encore, and surely Dirge – which I had not heard of before this evening – made it onto my “gotta see them live again” list. www.facebook.com/DIRGE