Τρίτη, 19 Ιανουαρίου 2016

"Gig Review" Deville, Cellar Dogs & The Mound @ Death Disco 16.01.2016


It is 21:10 and I'm entering Death Disco to attend Barcode Music's gig with The Mound, Cellar Dogs and the headliners Deville from Sweden. Trying to escape from the crazy windy weather, soon enough around 21:20 we started hearing the first sounds from The Mound which initiated the crowd's warm-up. 


The Mound came on stage fascinating us with their heavy rock sound and regardless the few issues of the mic's sound, one could definitely appreciate the singer's voice which filled up the venue with its deep tone, range and dynamics. Of course, this gruffiness wouldn't make sense if it wasn't for the mature, “to-the-point” sound of the rest of the band which enabled the crowd get ready for the rest of the night. Great communication with the crowd overall, keeping a friendly atmosphere and a bit more “metallic” sounds towards the end.


Following, the Cellar Dogs guarantee fun on every show. In the beginning, the response from the crowd was not the expected, as the band itself was a bit tense, but after a couple of songs the guitars were on fire, the bass got intense, the drums went wild and the singer gave more than his soul, as he uses to. The crowd started to shake and actively take part as it heard tunes from their new album “Jackhammer” and some new songs as well. The Cellar Dogs ended their set with the most powerful way possible by inviting the crowd to a mini wall of death, which triggered the actual party mode.


Being merrier after a couple of beers and already having the mood set by the previous bands, it was time to enjoy Deville on stage. They started powerfully and despite having a small crowd in front of them, they engaged with it and invited it to participate, being always kind and cheerful. They kicked off their set with some of their party songs as they said, like “Lava”, “The Knife” and “Make it Belong to Me”. The highlight of the night was their guitarist, a sweet bearded giant who knew really well how to treat the crowd and blend in with it. In that way, Deville achieved a much wider response and participation from the crowd, even if their tunes became much more darker and slower towards the end. Such thing could never be considered boring or flat, as their live performance is considered way more powerful than their studio versions. The band summed up with my personally favourite song, “Rise Above” from the album “Come Heavy Sleep” leaving us more than satisfied.


A bit after midnight the gig had ended and in spite of the terrible storm outside, I believe those who attended the gig for their Saturday night out left with great feelings of content and went home a lot happier. I hope we will witness more shows like this, with such apt line up and insane spirit!

GiG Review : Elena Koubaraki
Photos : Ioanna Kitrou ( More Photos Here )

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