MORTIIS LIVE!!

Venue:-  Electrowerkz, London.

Date:- 18th March 2017

Band Members:-
Havard Ellefsen
Levi Gawron
Tim Van Horn

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”All i can say about this show was that it was a much better show than the previous show i saw last year at The Garage in Highbury Corner. This show should have been at the aforementioned venue but it was changed! I’m glad it was because sound mix was so much better! The set was as energetic as usual and workman like! Every note, every drumbeat every phrase of the vocals were on the money!! I thoroughly enjoyed the set and it’s energy and all three members of Mortiis exuded their own kind of charisma!!Most of the set was tracks from the latest Album called ”The Great Deceiver” Standout tracks for me include:- ”Too Little Too Late” , a piece of aural art that has the feel of a piece created using varying layers of different grade sandpaper, rough in places and as smooth as a finished door knob! The last 60 seconds is pure head nodding bliss!!  ”The Great leap” is another awesome track!! 1-2-3-4 THUMP 1-2-3-4 THUMP with a cheese wire sinew winding it’s way through the body, i have an image now of a body on kebab skewer flailing and thumping to the bass!! ”The Ugly Truth” is very Rob Zombie/Ministry, it has a ”Jesus Built My Hotrod” feel to it!! ”Demons Are Back” I’m burning up inside the demons are back!! This just sums up how  i feel today!! And this is the best medicine to purge!!! The whole track is a catharsis but from around 3 minutes 30 i start to feel the demons getting weaker…..”

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Setlist

 

”it has been  a great privilege to see Mortiis twice in the past year, a great band that i hope to see more of in the future, especially at Wacken!!”

 

LINKS:-

https://www.facebook.com/officialmortiis/

All other links can  be found through the Facebook page.

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Hanzel Und Gretyl Live!!

Venue:- Electrowerkz, London, 17/10/2015

 

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”I’ve never seen Hanzel Und Gretyl before but they are a damn good band live!! Very aggressive in a hypnotic way,they remind me of Rammstein (As you’d expect), Rob Zombie in places, Static X in others with a tinge of Amon  Armath and Venom!! Their sound has Germanic overtones but they are not a German band at all! They  comprise of Kaiser Von Loopy  (vocals/programming) and Vass Kallas (Vocals/Bass) and are from New York City where they were formed  in 1993. Tonight Kaiser wore some  kind  of Wolf/WWI German Helmet mask  whilst Vass was crowned  with her trademark red hair which complimented that very guttural death growl that is  earthy and cadaverous!! Originally their sound was described as scifi metal/Industrial and experimental but as they have progressed the sound has morphed through heavy metal to Black/Death Metal! They have also been linked to the Neue Deutsche Harte movement which, for those of you who don’t know is a German mix of Industrial, Metal and Groove Metal. The venue tonight was quite busy and the crowd were totally into what was going on up upon the stage. Normally i’d be fighting my way to the front to get some close up shots of the action onstage but tonight i could not be bothered so i stood some distance back on a bench to get an overall view of the proceedings and of course to get a feel for the  music without being deafened close up by the speakers, i think i got some good shots based on that decision!!. I am not fully familiar with Hanzel Und Gretyl’s  output  so i can’t tell you what tracks were played on the night, however i did listen to ”Transmissions From Uranus” (1997) ”ScheisseMessiah” (2004) and  ”Black Forest Metal” (2014) If you want some sonic contrast then these albums are a good place to start.”

8/10

 

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LINKS:-

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/hanzelundgretyl

 

http://www.last.fm/music/Hanzel+und+Gretyl/Transmissions+From+Uranus