Kataklysm, Aborted - The end of a long brutal tour
If I�m not mistaken than this was the last show of the European tour of Kataklysm and Aborted. Metalrage of course couldn�t miss a tour like this, therefore we were present with three reporters here tonight. Time for another night of brutality and inebriation.
I�ve always digged Aborted as a live act, they�ve always managed to bash the shit out of me and get me headbanging almost every time I see them. Tonight was no exception either. Having again replaced a couple of bandmembers since last time I saw them (the drummer and bassist), the band has still not lost an inch of its power at all. Instead, it seems like they�re only picking up more steam, judging by the flawless set they played here tonight. Obviously it didn�t take long before my hair was flying in all directions, as well as my beer. Vocalist Svencho has cut off his hair but that doesn�t mean he�s lost his ways with the microphone as well, he did a splendid job barfing out some sick and violent lyrics. For a last show of a tour that lasted a month, they couldn�t have done any better. They beat the shit out of Kataklysm�s performance to come, that�s for sure. And they got me into thinking I should check out some of their music on record some time soon, �cause this is some awesome brutal shit! (DemonDust)
And then it was time for Kataklysm to supersede the show of Aborted, what would prove to be a pretty tough job. I had seen Kataklysm at the beginning of this year in the Goudvishal, which by the way soon will be no more, where they gave a hell of a show. They sure did that again this night, but with a supporting band as Aborted it�s simply a hard job to be the climax of the night. Who did manage to give a more than superb and killer impression was drummer Max Duhamel, who is known for his hyperblasts. Damn, that guy is fast! There was one moment that I was like �yeah this is a real cool roll�, assuming he did it with two hands, but no! Simultaneously he was bashing with his other hand on a cymbal! You can imagine how fucking fast the blastbeats will sound; those are the fastest you will ever hear anywhere. For the rest the stage appearance is just a little bit less convincing than that of Aborted and Maurizio Iacono�s voice only makes two sounds, either low grunts or high scream; there is little in between. This doesn�t mean that Kataklysm gave a bad show, not at all. These experienced Canadians always put up a professional show, but as Maurizio said: �Aborted has been doing a great job on this tour� and we must add to that, that they did even better than Kataklysm. (Sledgehammer Messiah)
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