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Moonspell, Sorrowful Angels, SadDolls, Fallen Arise, Live @ Gagarin 205, Athens, Greece, 29-09-2012

Moonspell, Sorrowful Angels, SadDolls, Fallen Arise, Live @ Gagarin 205, Athens, Greece, 29-09-2012

Going to a gig is always a top priority on my list, even on a Saturday night. The all time classic Gagarin 205 Club was ready and willing for another season full of concerts and events and despite the whole Greek economy crisis, I hoped that people would be there to support 3 Greek bands and Moonspell, who always honour us in almost every single one of their tours.

The whole day didn’t start all that good. I had to work overtime and I wasn’t sure if I could make it in time to see all the bands. Thankfully, despite all the delay from buses etc, I made it in time to see more than half the set of Fallen Arise, the first band on the bill. Fallen Arise are a somehow fresh band, with operatic/symphonic metal sound. Their on stage presence was excellent, along with their communication with the crowd. Too bad that there weren’t many people around to see them play. They’ve been working a lot on their music and that was more than obvious on stage also. Their new singer Spyla has a very good and sensational voice and she adds a lot to the whole presence. The band had both male and female vocals. I believe that they are far better now than the last time I saw them supporting InnerWish, another great Greek band. The band is currently working on their first full-length.

Fallen Arise setlist:

Burned Ivy
Eternal Sins
Never Forget Me

The second band on the bill was SadDoLLs, a band I’ve never had the chance to see before. Their style is semi-goth, semi-electro with very few industrial elements. It’s really not my style although I did enjoy their more goth/romance stuff. The fact is that they reminded me HIM a little, but I don’t think that the more industrial stuff suits the bands style, maybe they should stick to just goth. They do have a good stage presence though, and good sound. Among their stuff they also played two covers, Erased from Paradise Lost and Pussy from Rammstein.

SadDoLLs setlist:

Criminal Of Love
Erased (Paradise Lost cover)
Psychedelic Love
Pussy (Rammstein cover)
Watch Me Crawl Behind

Finally it was about time for Sorrowful Angels. They are one of my favourite Greek bands and I’ve seen them live many times. Every time is different of course. The band hit the stage furiously and you could tell from the beginning that they were very excited to be here. Moonspell are one of their fav bands and I guess they were over enjoying supporting them tonight. They had a very good sound and combined with their energy, they showed some explosive results. Their singer Dion kept at all times very good contact with the crowd while their bass player Ilias was blending his playing and on stage figures perfectly. The drumming was also very good as well as the second guitar. Definitely one of the best Greek bands.

Sorrowful Angels setlist:

Mistress Of Desire
Unspeakable Cult
Shores Of Capture
Nous Undue
Right Of Way
Suicidal Manners
Love Means Death

Time for the almighty Moonspell. I don’t like getting political, but I do feel a little like brothers with the Portugese people, after all the stuff that they’re going through. We should all stick together in times like these. Ribeiro was in an excellent mood along with the rest of the band. He appeared on stage with a weird helmet, which looked like the one they have on their record cover. The sound was perfect which is very rare for both the club and Moonspell. I’ve seen them many times, well, mostly in open areas, but it was a pleasure to listen to such a perfect sound. I can’t even begin to describe the whole atmosphere… after all those times (Ribeiro was saying 8 times over and over again) Moonspell feel like home here. He couldn’t stop talking about Greece and Athens (Athina! Athina!) and all the Greek bands that he admires so much like Rotting Christ and Septic Flesh. The best moments of their show was the performance of Scorpion Flower and Alma Matter and a moment when Ribeiro remembered another great frontman, the late Peter Steele from Type O Negative. A little less than two hours, and it was time to say goodnight and farewell to Moonspell once more.

Moonspell setlist:

Axis Mundi
Alpha Noir
Love Is Blasphemy
Night Eternal
Scorpion Flower
New Tears Eve
Em Nome Do Medo
Alma Matter

Fullmoon Madness

Best moment of the show was definitely mr Ribeiro. Worst moment was that when Fallen Arise was playing, the club had much less than 200 people inside.

P.S. - Cheers to Dorina, Anastasia for the company, Fragiskos Samoilis for the… compliments, Vaggelis Sadus and last but not least “The Boozerman”. 

Also on Burst.gr - http://burst.gr/live/reports/item/1950-moonspell-sorrowful-angels-sad-dolls-fallen-arise-live-gagarin-205-athens-greece-29-09-2012

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