Carlski's Gig Blog: Also Featuring Arbitrary Strangeness!

I go to loads of gigs, reviews of which will appear here, with added bouts of other strangeness!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

HammerFall, Krokus and The Poodles - 23/02/07

The first gig of the year and a cracking one at that. The first band up tonight was Swedens very own: The Poodles - now I know that they don't sound very metal, and they look every so camp on their website/cd. But any band who call there album: "Metal Will Stand Tall" must be at least watchable - they were however superb,like a very heavy Poison! But the name still puts me off buying their cd.

Next up were Swiss veteral metallers Krokus, Marc Storace still sounds exactly like Bon Scott (RIP) and Krokus still sound very AC/DC which while not bad was not brilliant!

HammerFall were up next and were hilariously silly, completely over the top with comically camp metal posing and many songs about hammers, including a very shit "it's hammer time" joke.. Hammer related songs include: HammerFall, Let The Hammer Fall, Raise The Hammer, Hammer Of Justice and Reign Of The Hammer!

They were absolutely kick ass in a "we're a swedish version of DragonForce" kind of way - excellent! They moved around on Bradford Rios very tiny stage like it was an arena, very commanding!

More HammerFall - getting their cds, however seems harder than getting rocking horse shit, Although I did get 2 free cds and an inflatable HammerFall guitar for subscribing to Metal Hammer :-)

Next gig is Deftones - 9th March, see you there! (update this is wrong! it's Steven Seagal!!)


At 4:55 pm, Blogger Me ? A Bee ? said...

I've got 'Renegade' by Hammerfall amongst the collection :) It does rock in an old-school power-metal sort of way. I am however slightly reluctant to search the Internet for 'Poodles' as I suspect the results will warp my fragile little mind...


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