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"In a society that I hate deeply and scars my soul daily, the foundations and rules of which I deny, being likeable would mean that I am starting to look like it..."

This is the quote that I live by the last few years but come to think of it, I could as well be living by that particular quote all my life, without even knowing it.

The purpose of this blog is to gather all my thoughts in one place, nothing fancy, just a piece of me. The articles that I write are a blend of my experiences and thoughts.

I hope some of you enjoy what you read here and Ι welcome you all to walk down that road together.

4/24/12

Amon Amarth, Karma Violens, Live @ FUZZ Club, 22/04/2012




Amon Amarth, Karma Violens, Live @ FUZZ Club, 22/04/2012


                Amon Amarth. Even the name gives you chills. This band is Sweden’s “tribute band” to the great and all-inspiring Norse mythology. They’ve also been called “Viking Metal” in the past as well as Bathory, another great Swedish band. The band was ending its world tour in Greece and it was the perfect time to see them.
                I arrived early at the venue in order to see a few buddies that I don’t get the chance to see very often and share a beer. The road outside was empty but the club was already packed. It was time for Karma Violens to hit the stage and the crowd was getting wild already. I’ve seen them a couple of times in the past and they’re definitely one of the bands worth seeing, but I think this was probably their best gig so far. The band was full of energy and the crowd as well. They have a new record out now and they played a lot of stuff from there as well as some older songs. They ended their show with a great cover to Slayer’s “Reign In Blood” followed by “Into The Core” with a guest from Giannis Remedy, the frontman from Mortal Torment.
                It was finally time for the Thundergods to make their appearance. At this point I had to move back a little because many people were smoking in the front during the break and one could hardly breathe. Amon Amarth was on stage and they couldn’t get a warmer welcome than a packed club screaming loud their name. Their frontman Johan Hegg was communicating with the audience at all times witch boosted the whole gig into another level. The first song was “War Of The Gods” and after that… all hell broke loose. The band did a very good job in selecting some of their greatest song for the show. “The Pursuit Of Vikings”, “Destroyer Of The Universe”, “Live Without Regrets”, “Slaves Of Fear”, “Victorious March” and many more of their anthems guided us to Valhalla that night! The sound was great throughout the whole show, which is a little weird because first, I’ve never seen a band play with very good sound at FUZZ club (probably except SAXON) and secondly, because of the nature of Amon Amarth and their extreme style. The show was excellent nevertheless.
                It was time for the show to come to an end and the band already thanked us and looked a little tired from the long tour. The encore was about to begin and I believe that at least 99% of the people knew what was going to be there. Sounds of thunder roaring along with a special light show gave a great feeling into what was going to be their all-time classic song, “Twilight Of The Thunder God”. The gig ended with “Guardians Of Asgaard” and the crowd cheered and applauded the band for a period of time which seemed like forever. Just plain awesome.
                Last but not least, I have to give a big “CHEERS!” to the people behind the gig, because it all went more than great! The sound was perfect, the schedule was kept, the gig ended just in time for people to catch the last train or bus and overally it was a very memorable show that no one should have missed.

Setlist:

War of the Gods
Runes to My Memory
Destroyer of the Universe
Live Without Regrets
Thousand Years of Oppression
The Pursuit of Vikings
For Victory or Death
The Hero
Valhall Awaits Me
Slaves of Fear
The Fate of Norns
Bleed for Ancient Gods
Under the Northern Star
Free Will Sacrifice
Cry of the Black Birds
Death in Fire
Victorious March

Encore:
Twilight of the Thunder God

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