Delivering the goods
A few years back the norm was to arrive late at the venue and skip the support band. Tonight that wasn't the case since 45Rats have made a name for themselves in the local scene. It's a classic power trio band that plays instrumental songs. Despite the lack of vocals their compositions where a nice warm up to our ears, while we were waiting for Kadavar. Their presence on stage was subtle focusing on delivering their arrangements. Among others they offered us a preview of two new songs and ended their set with “Prediction: Pain”. They need to work a bit more on their stage presence but overall their performance was flawless.
As was expected most of their set list was made up of their latest release "Abra Kadavar". Thus the audience enjoyed live versions of some of favourite tracks like: "Living in your head", "Come Back Life" and "Creature of the Demon". Tiger’s relentless drumming stole the audience’s focus from the singer a lot. Mr. Lindermann didn't seem to be intimated by that. On the contrary, he praised both his co-travellers on this trip through time, that's how it felt for as long as their show lasted. It was a trip down memory lane to a past that almost none of us had actually ever experienced, since the majority of the crowd was in their late twenties, early thirties.
Nonetheless Kadavar's appearance that night was thrilling and despite the fact that it was two shows before the end of the tour they didn't look at all tired. Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you again soon.
by Christos A