Berlin / SO36 / Converge + Touché Amoré + A Storm of Light + The Secret

Posted: December 13, 2012 by vals81 in Berlin, Black Metal, Post-Hardcore, Screamo, SO36
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The Secret (8/10)
Start: 19:20 / End: 19:50
Italian fucking evil bomb surrounded by red fog. That’s what happens when Black Metal fucks Post-Hardcore from behind. Next show Palazzo Grazioli in Rome to save the Land. Keep spreading worldwide the beast. Please.





The Storm of Light (6/10)
Start: 20:30 / End 20:50
Here Hardcore slept hard with Doom. Powerful but short gig from the neurosis nephews. Minus points for the Never-ending sound check and for the fix “Blue eyes” scenography. I know from past concerts they can do better than this.



Touché Amoré (7/10)
Start: 21:15  / End 21:50
Nothing new under the Hardcore sun. Too close to The Emo world to really appreciate them but when you see the pizza-face kids screaming, singing, moshing and flying under / from the stage, there’s nothing left to say. Great concert, great energy, good that they avoided clean vocals. Nevertheless I hope they have been all sodomized by The Secret in the backstage…





Converge (9/10)
Start: 22:10 / End 23:10
The Post-Hardcore made person: Kurt-GOD-Ballou. The one who created it, changed it, evolved it and the only one who can kill it. When E=mc2 becomes music. Impossible to stop the head banging or to not mosh. Sometimes you want to scream laud and to give a punch in the teeth to the one next to you. Without reason. Just to set free the energy. The energy rising from the desperation, from the suffering, the energy that can lead you to the catharsis. Gig of the year in the extreme field. Amen.










Price:      20,45 €

Location:  SO36


Berlin, 12.12.12

  1. Ben says:

    Great phtos and review, man. That was fantastic show, all around, even if only caught the last two acts. I came for Converge (and was highly entertained) but sad to have missed The Secret. I’d read a little bit about them already—their BM/HC combo sounds like it’d be pretty awesome.

  2. Veronica says:

    No idea about this particular concert since I didn’t attend, but Touché Amoré is a great band, and generally a great live act in my opinion. I don’t think they’re so close to emo as it is intended now, probably closer to the original movement. I appreciate very much the screamo revival which was long missed. I think it’s important to approach them with some sort of concentration in order to get the whole spirit of the music.
    Anyway, great blog and pics!

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