Seeing a huge line circulating outside the Nosturi club was truly an expected view, but a real surprising nice and welcomed one. The club was nearly packed by hundreds of people, but it was the Saturday evening people had crawled out of holes to have a few drinks and enjoy the grinding deadly brutality of these three bands.
Kataklysm was supposed to support Bolt Thrower back in 2006, but their gear got lost on the way to Helsinki from Amsterdam. However it took nearly 10 years to pay up to the missing gig. Therefore seeing such a huge amount of people at the gig was truly relief and wish to see more these kinds of packages in Finland.
The Belgium Aborted kicked the night. Aborted’s grinding core death offered a real knockout set of hyper blasting beats and ripping sonic torment riff. The band appeared to be on fire on the stage, raging with the ultimate passion. The crowd appeared to have entered to witness Aborted live. Both the crowd and the band definitely caused the best uncontrolled performance of the night.
The Greek Septicflesh made the debut visit at the Jalometalli Oper Air metal fest a few years ago. Doing the second stint to Finland along with two other bands turned out to be a good and wise combination. Septicflesh got a warm reception from the audience. The bombastic and apocalyptic songs with the powerful approach spellbounded half the audience whereas half the other couldn’t stand any second of Septicflesh’s apocalyptic sounds and songs decided to leave the hall.
When Kataklysm was about to start, it was noticeable all of a sudden there was more room to move at the venue. Seriously did people leave the venue before Kataklysm kicked of ? How odd indeed. Well the canucks didn’t get depressed about that and unleashed the brutality of technical death metal. The four piece metal patrol delivered a good set of songs from the long career. Kataklysm’s murderous deadly metal with the modern grip sounded a bit monotous time to time.However the four piece delivered a good set of all in all 15 songs in a row.
These kinds of package tours are truly essential to pull a good amount of people to the show. Especially in this case the club was pretty packed and the atmosphere was tremendous great. Even though some people left the venue after some certain bands, that didn’t prevent the rest of the crowd from havinf fun and enjoying the night. These kinds of tours are welcomed.