Disfear, Doomriders, Anaphylactic Shock - Ride The Storm
The mighty Disfear finally kicked off their European club tour in support of their Live The Storm, together with the rockers of Doomriders. I missed both bands on their previous tours, so I was anxious to see if they would live up to the praising stories I’ve heard about them. Let’s find out.
The opening band this afternoon was the outfit Anaphylactic Shock, from Tilburg. This band operates between the regions of black metal, sludge, hardcore and rock ‘n’ roll, creating a sinister yet grooving atmosphere. For a couple of songs it was quite enjoyable, but when it becomes clear that the sound is very thin and empty it is easy to lose interest. It could be the the way the band was mixed or the way the guitarist sets his sound, but it just really missed the power to make an impact. Which is too bad because the concept of this band and the songs they play sound quite nice. Perhaps a second guitarist would give them the extra punch they need.
Doomriders were an almost mythical band to me when I finally saw them live. And I must say I wasn’t disappointed, for the band rocked out with a supreme sound. Think of a more hardcore and rock ‘n’ roll version of Mastodon, and Doomriders is what you get. A powerful thick guitar sound combined with the beating of a giant drumkit and some of the biggest cymbals ever, created an impressive set of technical yet groovy rock music, filled with double guitar solos, instrumental passages, compelling screams and shouts, hardcore mosh parts and just plain straightforward rock ‘n’ roll. Definitely one of the better bands in the genre.
So are we ready to rock?!? Time for the mighty Disfear from Sweden to finish the afternoon and start a drunken mosh party! As soon as the first tones of ‘Get It Off’ were struck, the audience went berserk and kept going until the very end. The crusty Motörhead rock songs kept pushing forward for the entire set, and that is basically about it. For Disfear is not a band looking for originality, but for providing an uplifting rock spirit which is great for getting drunk to and mosh with your friends. And so did they, with utter supremacy. Get ready if you’re aiming on visiting a date on this tour!
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