What a NIGHT!!!! What a marvelous night!!!!
Fantastic atmosphere, stunning music and sparkling energy!
XIII. století and Hyocyamus niger gathered crowds in the club ODA
Firlej and I didn’t see anyone leaving the place dissatisfied.
The first to play were Hyoscyamus niger (http://www.hniger.info/)-
the formation known to the audience from the numerous concerts in
Wroclaw. What can I say – their consequence in building the insane
image is impressive – they stick to their style regardless of opinions –
which is a good thing.
Neurotic lyrics (Polish language prevailing – congrats on that, our
mother tongue might be tricky when it comes to singing in it)
intensive, drilling music and characteristic scenic manner – all the
elements form a mad, unusual, but coherent entity.
To be completely honest, I had had no luck with their gigs till the
last night’s one – and I’d been attending them since 2006. It’s the kind
of music that will not make anything up with the noise, its quality is
important for the overall effect, but every time I went to their show I
saw them playing with disastrous sound, in a completely inadequate
places, so the impression was, gently speaking, poor.
I finally experienced a breakthrough in ODA Firlej. The music of
lunatics – superbly energetic or claustrophobic plus the rebelled
vocalist challenging the audience with his wild eyes, dancing on the
stage in the dim lights, screaming and singing about the things worth to
listen – that impressed me right allright.
Tomasz Sokołowski was accompanied during Halucynacje and Dwie Gwiazdki Śniegu’
by Paweł Szajkowski who supported him with his highly melodious,
invigorating, expressive and beautiful voice whereas the keyboard live
act was Marta Zapłotna.
Additionally we could hear a.o : Izolacja, Niewłaściwe wspomnienia and my absolute fave– Wiara.
Then there was a short break and then the signal– now, now století století !
Firlej curtain went up and we were hit by the very first smashing
gem „Fatherland” - please imagine the applause!!!! The hall was packed
to the full, there were some crazy antics going on by the stage, hair
whirs, pogo, walks on the hands of audience, roars of all sorts – it was
the triumph of long-haired black-clads.
The band was doing their thing paying no attention to the concert
hell in front of them – the ravishing guitars and well-known hits were
breathtaking - they invoked the arising applause from the audience. We
could hear a.o Nosferatu, Katakomby, Karneval , Hypnotizér , Kabarette Voltaire, Vampire Woodoo
so, lots of pieces from „Dogma” and „Nosferatu” , there was also a new
song being the Sisters of Mercy cover, and of course the cult Elisabeth
during which the euphoria reached its very peak. I only lacked
„Transilvanian Werewolf”, but what to do, it’s hard to expect all the
songs to be played during one show, which was long anyway – there were
The people would not let the band go – I must admit it - Petr Štěpán and the band really rocked the place.
As to the performance itself – in sun glasses and moderately as
usual – but they no, they took them off for a while, so it was the
first time I saw Petr’s eyes :-) Additionally – big bravo for Jana - she
broke her leg, but still played . The audience – especially the female
part :-)– was also enchanted by the bass guitarist and supporting
vocalist – Mirek "Palda" Paleček and the wicked power of drums by Pavel
Beautiful concert, thank you – the rest may only envy Wroclaw and try to invite the band to their place :- ) http://www.xiiistoleti.com/
After the concerts most of the people ran to the exit door as if the
devil himself was chasing them, so there was quite a hell by the
closet. At that time we moved to the empty bar (at last) and then to the
afterparty which was in charge of Steffan (Digital Angel,
d’Archangel). He managed it in his good style, so in no time there was
quite a party on the dance floor – smashing indeed :-)!!!!
At the very end i must say such events stimulate the energy, I may only wait for the next ones.