Entwine: Support act to Theatre Of Tragedy
Time of Despair Tour - Kulturbolaget, Malmö, Sweden -
Review & Photos by Anders Sandvall
have always thought of Finland as a third world country when it comes to
the hard rock scene when compared to my country - Sweden. I understand
that I will get hate mail for saying this, but I don’t care!! Now they
have a band that seems to have the capacity to be very, very big,
in my opinion. But they are dependent on the right people behind them to
back them up.
The Finnish band Entwine was the opening act to the Norwegian band
Theatre of Tragedy. They came to Malmö Sweden May 11th 2002. Entwine
brought with them their latest effort Time
of despair. I find this record one of the best records this year.
Entwine had 45 minutes, and they managed this well. The band
concentrated mostly on their last record. For example, they played the
title track, "The Pit" and "Stream of Life." Many in
the audience recognized the songs from the new record. On the contrary
the audience was silent when they played older songs. "Time of
Despair" is their third record. Entwine plays gothic-metal.
Lots of people gathered this Saturday evening to listen to Entwine
and Theatre of Tragedy. The band is harder and the tempo is faster and
more heavy live than on the records. Entwine couldn’t move around so
much because Theatre of Tregedy had filled up the stage. The only member
who moved around was the singer Mika Tauriainen. He moved a little and
there wasn’t much talking between the songs. They just acted. Mika has
an unbelievably good voice and he impressed me a lot and he moves like
Bono (the lead singer in U2). Jaani on guitar head banged throughout the
show. Aksu Hanttu on drums is very skillful and he was the only one that
backed Mika on back-up vocals. The only girl, a sweetheart, on keyboard,
Ritta Heikkonen, was very clever though she stood in the back and danced
throughout the gig. A splendid concert as warm-up act to the headliner.
Entwine’s gothic metal bears the whole way through. They can grow
quite a lot. I can't wait for them to come back and headline for us in
Thru The Darknes
Nothing Left To Say
Closer (my love)
Stream of Life
Time of Despair
Thanks to Cindy Century Media Sweden
for all your help.
As always, thanks to KB for all the metal/hard rock acts that you bring
here to play for us.