Black Moth (7/10)
Start 20:05 / End 20:40
Black Moth comes from England, like Uncle Acid and the deadbeats, and after its debut album “The Killing Jar” in 2012, the new work is planned for this year. The band shares with Uncle Acid not only the country of origin, but even the music influences: with a powerful female frontgirl Black Moth could express at the best its potential with a sound based on the Black Sabbath’s lesson and then expanded with Stoner and Garage influences, reminding sometimes to a bastard version of “Band of Skulls”. The audience reacted positively and acclaimed the performance of Black Moth, who presented live even some new pieces of the upcoming album. The band will be in Berlin again for a date in the next winter, so don’t miss this chance to appreciate live its songs!

Uncle Acid and the deadbeats (8/10)
Start 21:10 / End 22:20
Uncle Acid and the deadbeats is an English band, which with just three albums, the latest one “Mind Control” out for Metal Blade in 2013, has reached popularity and success in the Rock Metal scene. Thanks to the Berlin based agency Greyzone, which organized the event, the band had the chance to put a spell on the Berlin fans with its obscure mix of Psychedelic Rock and Doom Metal. Although an almost summer warm Saturday evening, a bounce of people was waiting even before the doors opening planned at 19 o’clock: who knows this band, knows also that such events are like a sabbath, that you can’t miss at all. Just to understand better this band: someone in the past described the Uncle Acid as “the original Alice Cooper band jamming in a cell with early Black Sabbath and the Stooges”, and the latest work, the concept album “Mind Control”, where the proto-metal influences have been incorporated with more 70s Pop sounds, has been explained by the frontman himself, K.R. Starrs, as a “fictional story…about a cult leader who comes down from the mountain and brainwashes his desert disciples through drugs, love, violence, and intimidation”. When the band came to the stage, the venue was already packed and the audience warm and ready to receive some Doom riffs. Under dark and low lights Uncle Acid and the deadbeats started with “Mt. Abraxas” and the attendees could receive fully the apocalyptic flow of the band. What Uncle Acid and the deadbeats can do live, it’s really impressive and here hardly describable: the sound acquired a magical power, more convincing than on album and the audience didn’t miss occasion to demonstrate its devotion to the band. Its performance was supported by images, videos and geometric patterns, projected on a widescreen on the stage wall, to enhance the show experience. With an encore of three songs, opened with “13 candles” and closed with “Desert Ceremony”, Uncle Acid and the deadbeats left the stage and many attendees could have finally the confirmation that, as someone speculate, this band is what the Beatles of Helter Skelter with long beards could have been with Manson on the voice.

Venue: Lido
Price: 14,30€ at Tickets.de
Setlist: Uncle Acid and the deadbeats

Berlin, 29.03.2014

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