Thu 20 Jan – Turisas, Daniel Lioneye
Oh snap what an awesome night! I was looking forward to see Daniel Lioneye
to play Vol II, as I got my name to guest list straight from Linde. I went to Lutakko about 10 pm, when they where supposed to start. It was full in front row, so I asked two girls could they make a space for me as I had come to see Daniel Lioneye mainly, in finnish of course. They said what? and I realized they speak english. So I spoke english for them.
They made a space for me when I said I'm going to mosh. They were there for to see Turisas
and knew few or nothing about Daniel Lioneye, as probably most of the crowd. The other one was finnish and the other from Germany. I talked with them a moment, asked them about Daniel Lioneye, they said they know the band through HIM, that they play rock n roll or something. I informed them that they released a black metal album last year and it was far from rock n roll...
And then Daniel Lioneye started, and they never saw it coming! And it was huge! I was eager to see how they managed to play the songs the same way as in the album. And they succeeded. The mysterious new growling vocalist Manu Patel from United Kingdom was more than great. I was stunned. Moshed through the gig like promised. My neck hurts now...
2. The Mentat
3. I Saw Myself
5. Kiss Of the Cannibal
6. Who Turned The Lights Out?
7. Neolithic Way
I keep repeating now, but heck: It was truly awesome. They played tracks only from the new album, just as I expected. Thank god they didn't try any rock n roll, although it would have been interesting to see. Finnish melodic black metal, in my hometown. Priceless.
After their show I asked the german girl (who was a bit of afraid earlier when I said it will be black metal) "Was it any good?". She answered me: "To be honest, it was worse than I expected...". Duh, she obviously doesn't know better. Thanks Linde, you're the man!
Left my front row spot because I was sure I had to wait over half an hour them to start. Of course it would have been great to be in the front row, but I came mainly to see Daniel Lioneye even if I listen Turisas also quite much.
But, I was dying for beer. Bought one bottle of Carlsberg with my final pennies, drank it while Turisas started playing, while I was still in the drinking area. It didn't matter because I had a great spot near the front row stragith view to the stage. Their performance was powerful. Seemed that most of the crowd was here to see Turisas. I was happy to drink as they played "One More". It was one of my dreams come true to get to drink One More for Turisas every time they said One More! It's the classic drinking game in my neighborhood.
This was my first time I saw Turisas live. It was also special because it was first time in Finland after a long world tour and first time for Turisas in my home town Jyväskylä as well. They dared to say in some point that Texas is louder and better... well, Texas is a bit bigger town. But they admitted Jyväskylä Lutakko is the worth the prize of best venue 2010 in Finland.
The rumors stand true, they are perfectionists indeed, both in stage and on album! I especially loved how they used native instruments in their show and how it sounded so good and natural. The violist Olli Vänskä was magnificent with his electric violin. And Netta Skog wit her accordion was cute and smiling all the time for us. What an awesome show. I have to say, Turisas is definitely better live than on album!
1. As Torches Rise
2. One More
3. The March of the Varangian Guard
4. The Great Escape
5. To Holmgard And Beyond
6. A Portage To The Unknown
7. In The Court Of Jarisleif
8. Random interlude (lai-lai)
9. Hunting Pirates
10. Rex Regi Rebellis
11. Stand Up And Fight
14. Miklagard Overture
16. Battle Metal
Great shows for both of them.
More or less drunk or tipsy for the rest of the night because of the fast pace of drinking the rest of my booze. 8am to work!Official article in finnish is ready.