Supports: Heidra, In Mourning
Location: Baroeg, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
By: Sabine van Gameren
Omnium Gatherum is touring Europe again and they have Heidra and In Mourning along with them. See how that evening turned out.
On a night where various metal related events were going on in this tiny country it was nice to see that people bothered to come to Baroeg and see these bands here tonight. Where earlier this week the roads were blocked by angry farmers it was now just a whole lot of traffic that kept route blocked but also we made it in time.
Lucky for us, as we are right on time to see Heidra. The band surprised us earlier on the stage of Dark Mental Festival in their homecountry Denmark. And as we were enjoying that set the band was giving us the same sort of energy.
The melodic tunes seem to fit in well this evening, although being the first band playing the band manage to get some dedicated attention from their viewers. A bit of folk in there gives the whole its own identity and shows you what the band is about. Compared to last time we saw them it seems that todya the guitarist are picking up more of the spotlight, demanding the attention of the listener.
They end their set with a song called “Lady of The Shades” which sticks in mind most.
The second band, In Mourning, has their base in Sweden. They seem more on the progressive side and have quite some fans on board here today. Surely we can appreciate what the band is doing, they have an interesting way of building their songs, but however it did not really stick. It lacks something, something that makes me want to remember them. It is like we heard it before, but in song three I already forgot their name. Luckily for them there are plenty who liked to watch them, so they will not have missed me when I did not watch the rest of the set but went for a drink instead.
Omnium Gatherum we have seen live countless times. The last time that the Finns appeared in this venue it was madly full and energetic so we had some expectations tonight. Last year the band released their album “The Burning Cold” so they have something new to promote. Seems that the fact that this one of the later shows in their tour helps, a lot of people know these songs just as well as the older ones they play.
The Finns have grown so much through the years, every time we get to see them they reach their audience in a certain way. Whether it is an older Metalhead nodding along in the back or an enthusiastic young fan in the front, you won’t leave the place feeling personally addressed. A skill that works so well for these guys. Makes you feel the show is worth every cent you paid for the ticket.
Not any different tonight, always delivering: Omnium Gatherum.