support: Black Light Discipline; Venue: Tavastia, Helsinki (Finland)
By: Elvira Visser
|The first band this evening was “Black Light Discipline”.
My first thought about their performance is that I really need to think, Turmion
Kätilöt had left a great impression but the first band did as well. I had never heard of them but had listened to some of their songs. The first thing that came to mind while watching the band, was that I was a little staggered about Toni’s (singer) voice. It is hard to describe what exactly was standing out, maybe the emotion
in it. It was also his expression, which was not only on his face, that made me watch him.The band plays a mix of gothic rock and metal with electronic and industrial sounds.
This band is certainly a band I would like to see again.
Most people came to see Turmion Kätilöt that evening, Turmion Kätilöt literally means “midwives of destruction”.
The band consists of six members. Usually I do not like a band that has many people on stage. I get the feeling that I need another pair of eyes and with Turmion Kätilöt another pair would have been nice. Their stage performance is impressive due to the fact that they are stage fanatics. There is so much happening on stage and each person is worth watching for a while. I like the fact that their they are all different, not all in the same suit (for example).
“Dj Vastapallo” reminded me of Davy Jones from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. “Spellgoth”, one of the two vocalists who you might know from the Finnish band Trollheim’s Grott, was wearing transparent knee breeches with an English flag thong underneath it and bright pink knee high socks. It is not only the music but also the show around it which adds to the experience
of this band. Mc Raaka Pee forced Spellgoth, in the middle of their set, to
sit down and obey him, Mc Raaka Pee used some firework on his body and he seemed
to enjoy it. Not weird because that the topics from of their lyrics are sex,
s/m, madness and suffering.
There were a few songs that made the audience cheer more and made them even
more wild. Especially on “Sika!” When I first heard Turmion Kätilöts
music it reminded me of the “Sehnsucht” CD from Rammstein but then
in a more metal variant. The hammering drumming and the combination of – both
the vocalists – growls and rough singing is what makes this a great band, and
they surely deliver that on stage. Clever of the band is that many songs have
those screaming words that ask to be screamed along by the audience. In that
way a nice interaction happened between band and audience.