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Mystic Places Acoustic Tour 2013
Dornenreich  (7/10)
Start 21:00 / End 22:44
Dornenreich in Berlin: Hmmm, I don’t know. Venue St. Bartholomäuskirche: Hmmm a church, maybe something like Theaterkapelle, not a church anymore, but a place for music and shows. But after a quick online checking I understood that church is a real church!!! Has Black Metal finally won or is it just catholic marketing to attract more lost young people?? I bought the ticket because I couldn’t miss this epic event. Dornenreich from Austria (the name means something as “thorny”) played yesterday as duo (just guitar and violin) for this special acoustic session. To be more precise Dornenreich doesn’t belong to the satanic / pagan current of Black Metal but they moved to folk shores, so this gig in the church is more than understandable. Dornenreich played on the altar supported by proper light effects that made this particular scenography even more admirable. Maybe some white smoke coming from the altar behind could be the plus point to create a mysterious foggy atmosphere. They played in a gorgeous way different old songs and several news pieces from the forthcoming album. Even if we can’t talk about Black Metal, Dornenreich offered us a special show hard to see again in short time. One thing for sure: the next time of a Black Metal band in a church should be with drums, electric guitar and corpse paint!
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Venue: St. Bartholomäuskirche
Price: 21,50 € at K17 Webiste
Setlist: Dornenreich from Metal Hammer

Berlin, 25.01.13

Occvlta (5/10)
Start: 21:05 / End: 21:45
Nice esoteric atmosphere created by candles on the stage. What is missing is the typical Black Metal evil. They aren’t poser but they need to improve this side. Better the faster songs compared to the mid-tempo ones. Big margin of improvement.

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Kadavar (8/10)
Start: 22:10 / End 23:15
Are they original? Not at all. But fuck you they are an incredible time machine to the 70’s! Riffs and attitude stolen from The Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, add some Stoner and the mix is done. You leave the concert with the desire to have that long beard too! A kick in your ass to catapult you 40 years back.

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Price:      10,50 €  http://www.koka36.de/

Location:  Magnet Club      http://www.magnet-club.de/

Setlist: http://www.setlist.fm/search?query=kadavar

Berlin, 13.12.12

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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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Price:      20,45 €  http://www.koka36.de/

Location:  SO36   http://so36.de/

Setlist: http://www.setlist.fm/search?query=converge

Berlin, 12.12.12