The 22nd November in Boogaloo have played four bands that are currently together on tour: To/Die/For (the headliners) and Sinamore from Finland, Das Scheit from Germany and Indigo Child from Slovenia. As it was Wednesday, the concert has started pretty early, around 8 pm, which was pretty understandable considering it was during the week and there were so meny bands that had to play. The first ones to play were the Slovenian gothic metallers, who were much of an surprise – they do play not so much an innovative music style, but still, they sound very good, considering the fact that there is nothing new around gothic nowadays. They have two vocalists, a female and a male one, something tipical of gothic metal bands. Both the singers are good, and so is the rest of the band. Despite not being anything original, they are worth seeing because what they do, they do well.
The second ones to walk up the stage were the young and inspired guys from Finland called Sinamore. They have actually been playing together for a while – since 1999, but it took some time for them to claim their place on the growing European and Finnish gothic scene. They sound like a tipical Finnish band, which is always a good band. They had played for more than half an hour and during that time they gave their best to show the audience what they’re about. They were full of energy (especially Tommi the guitarist) and had a very good contact with the audience (good job, Mikko!). After the show, the singer Mikko stayed a while and talked to some of the old and new fans. Sinamore are very promising and tend to evolve through their musical style, so we surely will be hearing more from them in the future. Let’s hope it’s going to be very soon!
After Sinamore, it was time for Das Scheit. They apparently are fascinated with the work of the one and only Marilyn Manson, which is obvious when you see their singer, who even phisically looks like Manson. Spooky. Das Scheit play something between MM and Rammstein, and they look like that, too. They are different from the other bands we had seen play that evening. Apart from their songs, they did also a cover of Black’s Coming Up Roses, which was an interesting song to hear from such a band. Of course it didn’t beat the original, but still. Although they are not an innovative-or-anything-whatsoever band, they are worth seeing and listening. Actually, they’re good, not only them, but all the bands were more than good. Too bad the audience was so lacking in number.
The last ones to shake the walls of Boogaloo that night were the ones we all were there for. To/Die/For, of course! They hit the stage hard and loud straight from the beginning. The following hour and a half, we have heard a lot of heavy riffs and beautiful melodies, with Jape the singer jumping all around and giving himself into his performance. What they did was thouroughly lege artis. Or was it that we didn’t expect so much? Anyway, it was nice to hear all the four bands, which were, every single one of them, very very very good in their own genre.
T/D/F played a lot of their well-known songs, at least to the growing number of Finnish goth-metal lovers, such as “Hollow Heart”, “Little Deaths”, “Jaded”, “Dying Embres”…they had a great start and end of the show, when they were called back on stage to play a bis. A short period in between was falling into monotony, but luckily, it hasn’t lasted long.
After the concert, all the bands were willing to sign autographs and take photos with the fans. All in all, it was a good concert (actually, a mini–festival!), and there would’ve been nothing to underline as bad if it wasn’t for the number of people that were present, which was so small it shouldn’t be mentioned. It’s surely not the bands’ fault, for they were great. It was probably the timing that was bad. Well, those that weren’t there, it was their loss, and they should definitely come next time!
The bands humour wasn’t affected by the number of people before which they played. Everyone was having a good time, so the purpose was fulfilled!
Report: Sara Profeta
Photo: Ivana Sataić (firstname.lastname@example.org)