Archive. For the second time I saw them in a little
hall. the first part was a bit disturbing with the projection of the Axiom
Movie. the set list was not bad, focused on the last album. The line-up was
various and the result good.
Saint Motel. We had the places at the last
minute. Was not a bad concert. I didn't knew that band before and I have to
admit I already forgot how it was exactly. But was a nice couple evening.
Jay-Jay Johanson. For the second time as well. Sadly
the brand new venue was out of the city-centre so the audience was not really
here. but it was a good way to discover the new album. And to rediscover the older
songs. As always very professional even if, I prefer him behind his piano.
Being alone behind the mic doesn't seem to please him...
The Chemical Brothers. Totally change of style here. I'm
not a big fan of this band so I didn't really the songs. Especially of the new
album. but the show was incredibly beautiful and the sound amazing. A nice evening.
Public Service Broadcasting. The discovery of the year for me.
The concept of the band is really good. Put some music on TV archives. And the
music itself is really good. The band talks with this voice generator, but the
conversation was really friendly. Again: very good surprise, so thanks
Ghinzu. Ah, first time in 10 years! This band still
kicks ass. And we had my favourite ones. "Mirror Mirror" or "The
Dragster Wave" are always good. I had stars in the eyes. Again. Thanks
Apocalyptica. I'm not a big fan of this band
since the last years (since Worlds Collide). so it was a good way to just enjoy
the energy of the band. The set list was well balanced between instrumentals
and sung songs.
Archive. For the second time this year. A lot of
changes? Yes! Smaller line-up, stronger set list, more visual and bestial
interpretation. Was the best Archive concert I saw (even on DVD). Amazing
Ghost. Another discover. I just discover this band
with the new album. And I have to say that this pope is the best performer I
saw in a while. What a charismatic leader. And the band is playing like metronomes.
Impressive mastering of their songs. Amen.
No One Is Innocent. The concert begins with a letter
again the terrorists of the Paris'
attacks. And after that: a very political and energetic set list. With a lot of
energy again. The singer lives the lyrics. The guitarists are really good, well
once again, a nice evening.
Willis Earl Beal. The weirdest performance of the
year. He puts the music on his iPod. And sings on it. He doesn't want us to
clap or react. But he did the show. What a voice! What an enigmatic... performance...
that's the word.
Nightwish. Last but not least. Nightwish. For
the 3rd time. And the best! First surprise was Arch Enemy. What a leader! But
back on Nightwish. The show was amazing and we had 2 hours of Metal! 2 hours! Floor
Jansen is really comfortable. The compositions are ok live. I have to say, I
found the visuals a bit kitsch and too slow in the background. It almost took
me out of the concert. But after 30 mins, was finally in. I had to wait
"The Poet & the Pendulum" to really enjoy the set. And after
that, we had "Ghost Love Score" + "The Greatest Show On
Earth"! 3 longs songs. And my favourites. And "Stargazers"! Once
again. Thanks for all Finland!