Berlin / C-Halle / Soundgarden + Graveyard

Posted: September 11, 2013 by vals81 in Alternative Rock, Berlin, Columbiahalle, Grunge, Hard Rock
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Graveyard (7/10)
Start 20:00 / End 20:35
Graveyard as opening band is a privilege, which doesn’t happen every day. Just some months ago the Swedish band packed and burnt down the C-Club with a great show.
The amount of people waiting for the door opening in front of the venue before 19 o’clock, was just a confirmation of the importance of the event. It wasn’t sold out and the upper part of the venue has been kept closed. Maybe for the quite high ticket price or for any other reason, the audience average age was pretty high. Graveyard came to the stage on a siren sound and started to warm up the audience. Even yesterday Graveyard with its powerful mix of Hard Rock and Blues didn’t disappoint the expectations. The performance and the atmosphere wasn’t comparable to its last headliner show and the sound had something weird, unclear, but it was without doubts a good chance to listen again to its songs live and to prepare the ears for Soundgarden.

Soundgarden (8/10)
Start 21:10 / End 23:15
After its reunion in 2010, every occasion is a good occasion to appreciate the live power of Soundgarden. An additional reason is even its last new album “King Animal” and the chance to listen live to the new material. After an almost 5 minutes intro of sounds and light effects, Soundgarden came to the stage for the exploding joy of the fans. After a slow beginning, the atmosphere got hot after 20 minutes, when Soundgarden shot songs as “Spoonman” and “Jesus Christ Pose”. The concert setlist wasn’t banal at all (Black Hole Sun hasn’t been played) and was a good mix of hits and good songs from its whole career. It was a long time ago when Soundgarden came to the music scene in 1988 with its dirty and interesting sound, which was a pioneer of the Grunge music genre. After all these years it’s always a pleasure to admire Chris Cornell’s voice live, which is emotional in every nuance. The work of Cameron behind the drum was impressing and the rest of the band wasn’t far behind in ability, above all Kim with his riffs and solos. The new material didn’t have the same dirty power of the old hits, but it worked well alternated with the other songs. After a four songs encore and two full hours of great Rock played at high volume, Soundgarden left the stage on a long wall of noise. Something that we’ll keep in mind for a lot of time.

Venue: C-Halle
Price: 51,50€ at Trinity Music
Setlist: Soundgarden

Berlin, 10.09.2013

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