It is quite neat to have moved house into the vicinity of my favourite clubs, thus the Monkeys is only a short bike ride away and can now be frequented also on a wet and rather dire Sunday evening. Me and me mate from around the corner came late and the first band was already on stage.
OK, that is a tough one now. I simply could dislike them because they are from near Bremen (a much too easy feel for anybody in Hamburg) but i do appreciate bands that go out and play – but them bands also need to appreciate that i need to be able to relate to their sound to like them.
And DYD where anything but my liking. Why? The sound was „Metalcore“ and everything on stage looked orchestrated and copied from a number of US bands that play in the same way, look the same way and act the same way.
A quick scan of the Internet (damn Internet, never forgets) brings the following quotes:
By the looks of it i am not alone with my gut feel.
They provided the back line for Bonecrusher though, so at least one positive thing. And sure hey suffered the fate of many support acts, 12 people in front of the stage to see them – the rest talking and boozing in the pub.
Next on Bonecrusher, sans Ray though, and they kicked of like this:
From the first song full assault and actually a great sound. Hard hitting, bellowed vocals and quite some great guitar work. Working Class Rock some claim, Oi! some other and the overall they end up in the Street Punk cupboard in most record shops. Whatever you think – go listen and you will see that they have found and nurtured their own style and stick to it.
Bonecrusher (Monkeys Music Club, Hamburg, 09.10.2016) (c) gehkacken.de)
The one thing that made it feel somehow different was that it was sans Raybo and thus sans some danger. But maybe that is for the better, the last things i heard (damn Internet, source of all sorts of rumours) was that the 2014 Tour was cancelled as he was in Prison (i’ll take that as truth) and that since then he has gone apeshit on drugs (a whisper said „Crystal Meth“, not sure about that part) and just ain’t no more fit for the band. Or something to that extend.
They interacted well with the audience and singer Michael spend most of the time off stage and in the pit. In addition they blasted through their set as a means to ensure we all get home early, as we all have to work on Monday morning. And true that is and thus real respect to people who come out on a rainy Sunday night.
And whilst at it, they relocated into the pit and left their drummer behind to storm into the encore taking everyone as prisoners with them onto the plank:
Just perfect i’d say – they should have deserved a good 100 folks more (on a Friday evening)! But they where happy and thankful, something that the audience did happily return.
And my alarm clock? Went of at 06:15 in the morning and i switched it back to 08:00 to enjoy some more sleep – work can wait sometimes (and i am not really working class when it comes the role i play in the big corporation that pays the bills). Never mind – a big thanks to Bonecrusher, now make sure you come back in time!