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   MÖRK GRYNING - SUIDAKRA - GREEN CARNATION
Mörk Gryning © Cora Gonser Zeche Carl - Essen (D)
November 4th 2003

http://www.green-carnation.tk
http://www.suidakra.com
http://www.mork-gryning.com

Holy shit, what was that? When I arrived at the Zeche Carl I found the parking lot almost empty and already started to wonder if there was a gig happening at all. Well, it was. But it's a shame how few people showed up there. As a matter of fact all of the three bands that night didn't face the best conditions and I felt really sorry for the guys.

Mörk Gryning © Cora Gonser First to enter the stage were the Swedes MÖRK GRYNING. I'm not all that familiar with them so unfortunately I didn't recognize two of the songs they performed. Needless to say one of these tracks was the opener. Still the first track already showed the variety this band is capable of. Already during the second song, "Perpetual Dissolution", which also happens to be one of my favourite tracks from the current album, vocalist/guitarist Kimera had the chance to show he can also sort of sing clean. Bassist Tomten and guitarist Goth looked as if they had been inspired by Thyrfing because they both had this Vansinnesvisor "war paint" ;) on their bodies while the man behind the keys, Aeon, stood there as if he was playing in a school band, hehe. Next song in the set was "Journey" and even though the band constantly banged their heads there was not really a chance to get the people closer to the stage as we were all standing quite far away from the front. Goth even screamed "are you afraid of us?" when they started to play "The Cradle Of Civilisation" and Kimera made inviting gestures as well. Two songs later ("On The Verge Of Prime Divinity" and "Tusen År Har Gått") Mörk Gryning left the stage.

Arkadius © Cora Gonser Next up on the billing were SUIDAKRA who opened with "Crown The Lost" and played a set consisting of new tracks (such as the opener) or older tunes. The line-up appeared a little unknown to me, I only recognized Arkadius and Marcus. Marcel isn't playing live with them anymore and so this time it was Arkadius' job to handle the occasional clean vocals as well. After "Darkane Times" he asked if we were still awake and another song later he found out how to make people move more to the front: he gave away free beer, hehe! Well, actually he only gave away his bottle to a fan standing already pretty close to the stage and I'm not sure, but maybe that made the ice break a little and the "crowd" made a few steps forward. When the drummer asked for a little rest because of some technical problems (or whatever his problem was) Arkadius told a silly joke. "Pendragon's Fall" saw the entire first two rows bang their heads like mad and they went even more nuts when "Havoc" was played (introduced by Arkadius a song to wake the people up). All in all a solid show. Of all three bands, Suidakra managed to get the closest to the people imo (literally as well as figurative) which might as well be because they're German Suidakra © Cora Gonserand the communication was more natural.

Setlist Suidakra:
Intro
Crown The Lost
The Well Of Might
Darkane Times
Gates Of Nevermore
Trials Of Gore
Pendragon's Fall
Havoc
Wartunes
A Vision's Demise


Green Carnation © Cora Gonser I had just seen GREEN CARNATION live a few weeks ago at ProgPower Europe where they definitely played to a much bigger audience than here in Essen. If the band was dissappointed by the small number of people that had come to see them (and I would very well understand if they were) they did not show it a single minute. "Into Deep" was the opener of their set and I believe they simply love to play. "The Writings On The Wall" was dedicated to the other two bands of this tour and then singer Kjetil announced "Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness" which (of course?) was not played as a whole but for estimated 20 minutes. Actually, until they were half way through that song there had constantly been some strange noise/distortion (or whatever) annoying me until finally (!) someone managed to kill it. What a relief to the ears and now I was really able to enjoy the music. Again, I cannot point out enough with how much joy the band was performing and with six people on stage there's a lot to look at (I especially like bassist Stein's performance). Even though I sometimes find Kjetil's vocal lines a little boring after a while I like his voice much better live, it's much more powerful than on CD imo. "Rain" was the last track of the regular set but it was nice to see the people shouted for more and so they returned for an encore: "We got one more song for you". A fan demanded "two more" but Kjetil replied with "But we only know one" ;) So "As Life Flows By" was definitely the last song. Thumbs up!
Thanks to all three bands for their commitment and for being professional enough to put on great shows even for a small number of people!

Green Carnation © Cora Gonser Setlist Green Carnation:
Into Deep
Crushed To Dust
The Writings On The Wall
Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
The Boy In The Attic
Myron And Cole
Rain
As Life Flows By



submitted by Cora 05.11.2003

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