22.45 the main event of the evening went on in front of an
audience that counted around 600 (Train was quite full) and was
received with rounds of applause and cheering, by an audience in
quite good form from the first stanza.
was a very mixed public: most of the long-haired was actually
girls (and not the ravaged blackmetaltype with dark rings around
the eyes), and on the gents side (after all most of us) there
was everything from the shorthaired, bleached type, some even
with dress shirt and starched collar, to the classic metalheads
with leather vests and “banger-yarn”. VOLBEAT has really hit
from the start there was a good mood – a lot knew most of the
numbers from the first chords was stricken.
band seems to be very thorough played together, one senses that
they’re a unity on stage, and they still have the joy of
playing. They’ve become checked without becoming complacent…they
actually look like they enjoy it and has fun. That it was a
fever-stricken Michael P. on stage was absolutely unnoticeable,
and the concert was gradually even more and more intense.
VOLBEATs stage-experience was obvious – they had the audience
along all the way.
from the numbers from their first CD they tried out a few new
ones, from the forthcoming album – and they were quite well
the repertoire is also the cover-track (of course in a little
more raw version than the original) ”I Only Wanna Be With You”
(one of those numbers everybody knows, but that most people
don’t remember who wrote or recorded), and one that sounded a
lot like Johnny Cash (at least some of the way). They didn’t
seem contrived, even though they stylistically surely stood a
little outside the rest of the style in the set, but they were a
refreshing blow in a set without the greater stylistically
differences. It’s quite obvious, that it’s one guy that
writes all the material for the band.
heavy riffs, a solid bottom and with Michael Poulsens
distinctive, particular and vigorous voice as the mainstay,
they’ve really developed quite their own style – they
don’t sound like anybody else. They’ve found a combination
of classic 50’s/60’s-rock, classic metal and NU-metal.
understandable, that they, both in
and internationally, are establishing their name as a serious
band, that differs from the average.
hammered away ’til a little after midnight (including two
encores), and yours truly could establish: Metal lives in
– thanks VOLBEAT!
Had I known
their music a little better when I came, the experience might
have been even better, but they're a really good live-band.