GIG REVIEW: Thulcandra & Nailed to Obscurity Live at Lux, Hannover
Thulcandra and Nailed to Obscurity went on tour and stopped in Hannover on 18th May at the venue Lux. It was a hot weekday in Hannover and the small venue was heated up accordingly, although there were not many people inside. Cold beers and the two awesome bands motivated the crowd to stay inside the “sauna”, of course.
Melodic death metal band Nailed to Obscurity released a new record ‘King Delusion’ a while ago and presented many tracks off this album. They started with the opening track “King Delusion” and finished with the last track “Desolate Ruin”. The set list was focused on the new record, but they played a few tracks from their previous album ‘Opaque’, too. The combination of a nice light show, excellent sound (except the drum sound, which was a bit muddy and quiet), and headbanging musicians was quite cool.
Thulcandra subsequently went on stage to delight the people inside the venue. Their mixture of death and black metal created the atmosphere in the venue, which was awesome from the beginning. The light show was always appropriate with respect to the tracks they played. The set list contained tracks from their whole discography and was a nice combination of hypnotic and powerful tracks. Their last song “Spirit of the Night” especially made the audience headbang together with the guys on stage. The sound was brilliant again, except the drums, which was too bad. At the end, the audience yelled for an encore and they got it! Thulcandra played a cover, namely the track “Night’s Blood” by Dissection, and the people inside the venue loved it. The guys did their job quite well, and the audience confirmed it with flying hairs.
All in all, this was a great evening. The small venue was half-filled with people yet made the evening comfortable and familial. The atmosphere was nice, the light show was always appropriate, and the sound of the guitars was crystal clear. Thanks for the nice show, lads! You are always welcome to return to Hannover!