Sepultura at Club Soda
On Wednesday evening Sepultura performed at Club Soda it was a fantastic night for a metal-show! The weather outside was miserable and the Habs/Bruins were playing on Thursday night. The mighty metal-gods smiled upon us favorably on Wednesday with 5 Heavy Metal bands performing at Club Soda. It was originally supposed to be 6 bands but unfortunately Bonded By Blood couldnâ€™t make it to the show. Each metal-band that performed represented a different part of the world it was like the U.N of Heavy Metal. The line-up consisted of Neuraxis (Canada), Keep Of Kalessin (Norway), Hate (Poland), Belphegor (Austria) and Sepultura (Brazil). All the show was missing was Acrassicauda from Iraq to represent the Middle East and Loudness to represent Japan to complete the U.N of Heavy Metal. I have to hear â€œCrazy Nightsâ€ performed live by Loudness at least once in my lifetime, theyâ€™re touring the U.S in May & June for their 30th anniversary as a band. Rock and roll crazy nights! The show started off well with local Melodic Death Metal heroes Neuraxis promoting their sixth album Asylon that was released this past February. They performed Reptile, Savior and Destroy, Purity and Left To Devour from the Asylon album. They also threw in some older songs Clarity, Dreaming The End and Oracle it was during Neuraxisâ€™s ferocious set that I suffered a huge disappointment. My piece of shit camera stopped working so unfortunately I was only able to get pictures of Neuraxis. I apologize I hope my concert review isnâ€™t too dull, I guess Neuraxis rocked so hard my camera couldnâ€™t handle it. Next up were Norwayâ€™s Keep of Kalessin to entertain the boisterous, head-banginâ€™ crowd, they opened their set with Kolossus. Then launched into 3 tunes from their latest Extreme-Metal offering, 2010â€™s Reptilian. They performed The Awakening, Judgment and Dragon Iconography from the album and ended their set with Ascendant. Death-Metalers Hate stormed the stage next I have to admit Hateâ€™s performance kicked some mean ass, this was my first time hearing and seeing Hate live and they won me over as a fan! Yeah, yeah I know that comes off sounding a tad bit biased since Iâ€™m writing a review but Iâ€™m a music fan first and a concert reviewer second. Songs of note from Hateâ€™s set includes Luminous Horizon, Omega, Resurrection Machine and Erebos. It was now time for the mighty and brutally heavy Belphegor to regale all in attendance at Club Soda with their evil, satanic inspired Heavy Metal. The band named after the demon Belphegor who is one of the seven princes of hell, Belphegor plays music that makes their namesake proud way down in his underworld kingdom! Nefarious songs such as Bondage Goat Zombie, Lucifer Incestus, Belphegor â€“ Hellâ€™s Ambassador and Impaled Upon The Tongue of Sathan. Belphegorâ€™s frontman Helmuth Lehnerâ€™s Heavy Metal rallying cry was the best, after every song he screamed â€œfucking Montrealâ€ in his deep Austrian accent. An accent that is reminiscent of Austriaâ€™s most famous son, Arnold Schwarzenegger made it all the more entertaining! Lastly it was time for the main event Sepultura took the Club Soda stage to their loyal fans who stuck with them over the years. This was my second time seeing Sepultura, the first time was back in October of 1996 when Sepultura opened for Ozzy at the Bell Centre in their Max Cavalera heyday. Cavalera left the band in December of 1996 to form Soulfly and in 1997 the Derrick Green era of Sepultura began. Itâ€™s funny after all these years Derrick Green is still referred to as â€œthe new guyâ€ but heâ€™s been singing for Sepultura for the past 14 years and Max Cavalera was with Sepultura for 12 years. Sepultura began the show with Arise and then played Refuse/Resist much to the rabid crowdsâ€™ delight! Songs from both Sepultura eras were performed from their 11 albums and 2 new songs (Kairos & Seethe) were debuted from their new album thatâ€™ll be released sometime this year. Songs of note from Sepulturaâ€™s enthusiastic set include Troops of Doom, Territory, Escape The Void and Biotech is Godzilla. Again Montreal the great music city that it is was spoiled with yet another superb evening of musical delight! While Sepultura was rocking Club Soda, Rush was playing the Bell Centre for the older music fans and for the younger folks Job For A Cow and Between The Buried and Me played at Le National. All ages of music fans went home satisfied Wednesday night. Sepultura ended their show with Ratamahatta and Roots Bloody Roots from their classic 1996 album Roots. Rock on mother-fuckers and Iâ€™ll see yâ€™all at the metal-shows!