- Fest 2001 Gig Review - By Benighted Lord
I'd like to start off by saying THANK YOU to ALL the bands that played at the
Pombos Fest 2001! You were all amazing, and I have to say, I have never experienced
such a great live show like that.
Alright... where do i begin? Well lets see, the band to Start off with was Circe...
and what a fine impression they made on the AD Underground. Its gonna be stiff
competition for future bands here to compete when they play the stage! I see
bright lights (...so to speak...) for this band. Dave and Juan pull off brilliantly
powerful riffs, while Hannah sings her very best and orchestrates the band with
her amazing keyboard/piano lines. And Julio kept the band on their feet with
beats that flow right into their music. Circe were a great way to start off
the show... because it made you wonder, who will be able to pull off a better
show then that?! 10/10
But you didnt have to wait much longer to find out. Ruptured Rubber got on stage...
and this time, just Kareem and Jamali! Kareem was at his best tonight with his
performance on show! The vocals were amazing, and had plenty of feeling. Jamali
played guitar and controled the samplers (with a little cameo of Julio in the
end). He was amazing. He put this show in "4th gear" for this band... a very
talented band. 10/10
Now for a show that everyone has been waiting for. This was said to be Illuminatus'
last show... which none of us hope is true! But if it is to be, they left with
a very very very very very loud BANG! For nearly an hour and a half, Illuminatus
took over the audience's ears with a masterpeice set! It was definitly the best
show they have ever done. Matt was breaking his performance barriers playing
with absolue full emotion and attention to the audience, while Julio takes on
the lead and vocals like never before, making the crowd feel apart of the show.
Manolo blasted away with his base powering up Omar behind the drum set who completely
lifted the rest of the band off the stage. And also session musician appearance
from old keyboardist, Dave, who playes with Circe now, lit up the music with
beautiful melodies giving a sort of... Micheal Kamen kinda feel to the music!
This show fully rocked, and was heavy as fuck! The audience went wild when the
band played a cover of For Whom The Bell Tolls, and with Matt Singing this time!
This show was so unbeleivable no one wanted it to end, so they added one final
song to the list to make the crowd happy! But we still wanted more! 10/10
Illuminatus gave a warm welcome to Perverse on stage after their set. Pervere
played great with their funky-style metal! I'd say this band is pretty unique
and they put a lot into their music with ideas that have never been used before
in metal! With performance influences similar to that of Faith No More and Mr.
Bungle, they would of course pull an amazing and extreme show. These guys put
you on one hell of a ride! 9/10
I was very impressed with Thursdays show! I hope there are more like it! I have
pictures, and I will be posting them up as soon as possible. if anyone of you
have any pictures of the show, especially Perverse, let me know either in the
forum, through email (firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone (050-7717 830). thank you! and stay heavy! Hail Satan! Benighted