The Italian extreme metallers from Fleshgod Apocalypse have finally embarked on the European tour that started on October 14th, along with Finland’s Omnium Gatherum and support acts for different cities. October 22nd the two bands kicked off Bucharest at Quantic Pub, with the opening act of Deadscape.
Deadscape is a female-fronted Bulgarian melodic death metal band, which by early 2022 they released its debut album called ”Of The Deepest Shade”. The young Bulgarians really kicked off with lots of energy, and as their performance was on, the crowd was gathering more and more. I must say I liked their performance, for the first time ever playing in Romania, they really kicked in.
Next, to hit the stage, the Fins from Omnium Gatherum, excited to be back playing for the Romanian fans, kicked off as well with lots of energy. What is nice about Omnium is not just their melodic lines that sound very nice during the live performances, but their keys/synths, and disco elements here and there on the songs, which funny is, the music doesn’t make you headbang, but dance and that is what some of the crowd people did. Good vocals, all the instruments sounded perfect, a performance full of energy, and a setlist with both old and new songs. I liked that they ended the show with an old song, ”Skyline”, which I remembered hearing some time ago.
And last, and not least so to speak, Fleshgod Apocalypse hit the stage, promoting their latest release ”Valeno” on this tour, but, I don’t know why, as the show started, the sound seemed to be not that perfect, as the vocals and the guitars could be heard entirely, but the drums were not that much, they seemed to sound stifled. But after a few songs, the drums could be heard normally, and the whole sound has been straightened, then you could hear the strong blasts.
Fleshgod’s performance is not just a random one, but somehow, theatrical, from the members’ stage outfits, a piano (electric), and a female opera singer, which makes a band, like them, to be exciting, and interesting, that is a pleasure to see them live not just once. Overall, their entire performance was amazing, and definitely would catch them next time too. I think, Fleshgod Apocalypse nailed it, stealing the night right after Omnium Gatherum.
A great evening with three great bands, altogether seemed to fit just perfectly on the bill, also to mention it was my first time seeing Fleshgod Apocalypse and Omnium Gatherum, then, until next time!