Dead Soul Tribe, The Old Dead Tree -
It has been a great year of concerts. So being spoiled with great performances of the likes of Rush, Genesis, Aerosmith and Roger Waters, Dead Soul Tribe had quite a big task to impress me. Now I am a fan of Dead Soul Tribe and I really like their new album, but I don�t want to be biased and give them a good review without even listening.
Originally Kyrbgrinder were also to perform, but they dropped out of the tour. So support act The Old Dead Tree from France opened the show with standard heavy metal with some death metal elements. Now some of you might call this progressive metal. Their music is much too predictable to be even hailed as progressive. Making complex music is something else than making progressive. I�m not dissing The Old Dead Tree, they play very well, it�s just that the music and the performance is just too predictable.
Then it is time for Dead Soul Tribe. You immediately notice the difference with the previous band, much more eclectic and energetic. Too bad that during the opening number �Goodbye City Life� the sound is out of balance. You can only hear the drums and bass. The problem isn�t fixed until the third song. It is then that you can finally enjoy the show at its fullest, Devon Graves still has one of the greatest voices in metal.
The setlist is carefully selected, so that every album gets enough attention. Of course a lot from the current album, but also favourites from A Murder of Crows like �Angels in Vertigo�.
All in all a great setlist, with an acoustic encore of the Psychotic Waltz classic �My Grave�.
It still wasn�t enough for the fans, so they screamed for more. Unfortunately Roland Ivenz�s bass amplifier fell on the floor during the last encore and was damaged. Well, see you next year guys. And congratulations, you made it on my top ten list of best concerts of 2007.