Piteå dansar och ler festival
CHILDREN OF BODOM
30-31 July 2004 - Piteå - SWEDEN
review by Lisa "Blondie" Hieta - Larsson
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|CHILDREN OF BODOM 30.07.2004|
Friday night and Children of Bodom are just about to enter the main stage
at this festival in the north of Sweden. There’s a lot of expectaion in
the air as the intro” They’re coming to take me away” is
beeing played. At 01:00am sharp it all begins.
the start it gets very clear that these guys won’t hold back any energy
at all! The band is in perfect shape technically and it seems they really
enjoy their time on the stage.
only thing that irritates me a bit is the constant spitting of the singer
Alexi Laiho. Besides that, one can’t complain about anything!
heavy metal posing and headbanging is beeing seen throughout the whole gig
from the stage hits you like a massive wall.
AAfter a while it gets a bit boring when Alexi Laiho and Janne
Warman becomes involved in a guitar/keyboard solo that lasts for about 5
minutes. Because of this the whole show slows down and it gets difficult
for them to keep up with the pace they had before.
with “Needled 24/7” from their new album “Hate crew death roll”
they manage to raise the speed again and the big crowd goes wild jumping
around and singing along.
of the tracks performed are from the recent album.
the end of the set Jaska Raatikainen shows his skills in a several minutes
long drumsolo. It almost changes ones heartrythm with the heavy beating
solo flows over to the night’s best song- “Bodom Beach Terror”.
And now it really shows that they are getting warm in their camo-pants!
As encore they play two more songs and then it’s over after 80 minutes of powerful heavy metal performed in a great way and what can I say more than: I’m impressed!
|IN FLAMES 31.07.2004|
poor soundquality makes it hard to even decide which one the first song
is. But after only a few seconds the sound gets clearer and I can hear
that they are opening up with “Pinball map”. Wow what a beginning!
with the 2nd track the pyro and flames start showing up and
with “Episode 666” the crowd is going absolutely crazy!
the whole show singer Anders Fridén has a nice contact with the big
enthusiastic audience. This
is the 3rd time I’m seeing them live and as always they are
doing a great gig with great
never let you down with their big amount of killer songs, secure stage
acting and cool pyrotechnics!
number 1 performance of this evening comes with “Only for the Weak”.
The guys are confident in waht they are doing and it sounds super! The
song is accompanied with huge flames and a lot of bombs. The
gunpowdersmoke lies thick in the air.
are doing very few songs from the new album which is a bit surprising. But
of course they have a lot of great previous albums to choose from.
flames are without doubt one of the best bands to see live, they do know
how to rock!!
with the last tunes from “My sweet Shadow” it’s all over.. No
encore, and with only 1 hour of show it leaves you a bit disappointed
since it all ended so fast.
I can say is that it was a short but very intense gig with a lot of
positive energy from the guys in, as they say: “probably the best band
in the world!”
Lisa “Blondie” Hieta-Larsson
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