Xystus.Shattered, Sk;rl - De Groene Engel, OssIt was a quite hot day for music, but that didn�t mind for Xystus, Shattered and Sk;rl. 3 local bands in a quite nice gig. Xystus: The honour of opening was laid aside for Xystus, a prog-power band from Den Bosch. They started quite strong with Prophecy. All together it sounded quite nice, but with the stress of recording a video clip for their tour in Egypt, they actually played quite bad. The crowd didn�t mind it though, and 45 minutes of nice power metal with progressive influences filled the room. Songs like The Everlasting Burden, Forgotten Years and Shadow Of Today didn�t actually sound that bad! It was quite clear Xystus didn�t have their day but the show was quite nice though. Shattered: This hardcore band from Oss had a home match. The gig was in The Groene Engel in Oss, so they had a excited crowd. The setting for their gig was nice, but the gig itself wasn�t that strong. They surely had some nice songs, but it just didn�t attract my attention. The crowd seemed a little sceptical about Shattered, but after some songs the flame started to burn. I actually left the place after a few songs. Nice band for real dedicated hardcore lovers, but just not for me. Due to circumstances I had to leave early and couldn�t watch the show of Sk;rl, which I regret, because Sk;rl has the reputation of giving away nice shows. Next time then.