GIG REVIEW: Marduk, Ragnarok & Infernal War Live At Kruhnen Musik Halle, Brasov, Romania
5th of May-Brasov, the day I saw Marduk, Ragnarok and Infernal War live for the first time. A show from the Swedish black metal icons Viktoria tour that begun at the beginning of this month. I traveled from Bucharest to see them, but before the gig, I had an interview with Marduk’s Morgan about their new album, Viktoria, arriving bit earlier to the venue.
After the interview, it was close to the door opening as the crowd was slowly gathering, and I decided not to enter the venue yet, spending more time outside, knowing inside would be hotter.
The 1st opening act was Infernal War, a Polish blackened death metal band, with some thrash influences, started the show in forces, with lots of energy, creating a crazy atmosphere and the public enjoyed it a lot. They were good enough and captured the public attention.
The 2nd band, the Norwegians from Ragnarok, fucking kicked ass and didn’t expect such a great show from them. Both old and new songs, they played my favorite songs “Murder“ and “Infernal Majesty“, a performance that caught the public attention a lot ( after their show, the crowd blocked the way out and rushed to the backstage door for autographs and pictures). Their sound indeed fits in the True Norwegian black metal, and a thing to mention about Ragnarok, from what I’ve observed, that not many people are into this band much, even though they are in the metal scene since a long time, but getting back to their performance, they kicked ass as said and I liked them a lot, they are worth seeing!
And the last, a Marduk show wouldn’t begin without the sound effects like a war is on! A setlist about 14 songs, they started with one of their known songs “Panzer Division Marduk“, actually a setlist with songs from each album like “World Funeral“, “Nightwing“, “Those Of The Unlight“to name some and of course, catching up the public attention with their new single “Werewolf“which I recognized immediately as a “fresh product’’. The sound was good also, Mortuus demonic vocals that covers the darkest atmosphere, Morgan’s riffs and force, along the drums that were blasting.
A night with two bands from the black metal scene, the Swedish icons from Marduk indeed kick ass all the time, no matter where they are performing and then Ragnarok from the Norwegian black metal scene which as mentioned above, they impressed me and I definitely want to see them again!
Das ist KRIEG! Right?!