Location: The Underound, Lelystad(Netherlands)
By: Wouter van de Kamp
When I arrived at The Underground in Lelystad, the first band, Deathrage had
already finished their gig and Necromortica already started playing, such that
I did not have the time to look around what the venue was like, or to buy any
So, Necromortica from Lelystad. They brought many fans and/or friends,
it was quite filled with enthusiastic people. Playing a good dose of black metal
a la Immortal with a touch of Cradle they were far from being original, but
that did not matter to the crowd nor did it matter to me. Good performance.
Keep up the good work. Time for looking around. The Underground is a modern building with a nice sound.
Not so comfortable to just hang around during the breaks, but the beer was cheap
(€ 1,50). And for dinner there’s a snackbar and a Turkish café/restaurant
just across the street.
Sylver Myst. A female fronted metal band? Will this be just one of the many
gothic bands or will I be treated on a surprise? At first it seemed to be the
latter, but as the perfomance progressed there were small surprises. Male grunts
from the guitarist and a better than expected performance. But still, no real
originality here. Ok, if you’re into the genre. Nothing wrong with it. But not
the next Dutch export product.
On to one of the bands I came for: Kutschurft. As I told before this
band is named after an STD and has lots of rude and dirty lyrics. And as it
turned out they are evenly popular here as on Stonehenge. I actually got hold
of the setlist and it is as follows:
- Met Je Kanus in M’n Anus
- Krijg de Rugmergtering
- Boer Hoekt Vrouw
- Met Je Tieten in de Bankschroef
- Zij Zuigt Graag aan Mijn Spaanse Kraag
- In een Waas van Tenenkaas
- Karbonade Brigade
- Die Keizersnee Nam M’n Eetlust Mee
- Herpes Genialis
- Loeiend Linke Lesbiennes
- Ik Neuk Alleen een Vrouw met Kutschurft
- Een Dag Te Laat
- Maak Me Gek met Je Doorligplek
- Temptation Weiland
- Metal Is een Mannensport
- Efteling Ellendeling
With these hilarious titles and dito lyrics moulded into a grindcore sound
they got the crowd going. Worth mentioning was the girl that singer Jorre took
on stage during “Ik Neuk Alleen een Vrouw met Kutschurft”. She did
not expect it at all and was kind of embarassed. (see picture). Great performance
Oh… no!!!! Not again… was my first thought when I saw female fronted Elexorien
entering. But then I realised that I had seen this band before as support act
of Korpikklaani in Baroeg (Rotterdam) in 2006. By then this Groningen (NET)
based band could not enthuse me. But that was also due to their being support
act of a band that everyone in the venue was looking forward to. Here they were
support act of Stormlord. Much more in the right place. Their diverse battle
metal was greeted with quite some enthusiasm from the audience. And actually
their performance was quite professional and entertaining. I personally am just
not into the battle metal genre. Therefore I found myself at the bar after taking
some shots of the band. Worth checking out if you like their music. Check their
website (once it is up again, because at the moment it seems to be down).
Twice in 24 hours. Detonation. Yes!! Clearly the crowd was much more into the band than the crowd on their tenth birthday the day before. They wanted to mosh, they wanted heaviness, they
wanted Detonation. And that’s what they got. Unfortunately they did not have
their own light and sound engineer with them, which, if you had seen them the
day before, could clearly be noticed. But still it was a great show and the
other attendants clearly thought likewise. Death/Thrash is what they got and
lots of satisfied faces is what Detonation was treated on in return and they
enjoyed eachother’s appearance.
On to the next band. Said to be a big band, but I did not know them. Stormlord
is what I’m talking about. Black metal with some sidesteps to other genre’s.
My company had already left the venue and since this was the last band Aaltjesrock
featured I just took some pics and left. The crowd seemed to really like the
band, but to me it was just another metalband.
All in all I had fun with Kutschurft and Detonation and enjoyed Necromortica
and the beer. Nice venue, good festival at a good price. If the festival features
good bands I might return next year!
More pictures are available at Basementonline.nl