April 8, 2007 - (Festival "Iron Curtain"
with "Sergei Mavrin" and several other bands)
I've been on a concert.
So Sergei Mavrin brought to Saint-Petersburg his festival
named "Iron Curtain". That was good, because
I got a chance to look at "Roks Club". Shitty
placer. At least with a relatively decent sound. However,
I was struck with a fee for the cloakingroom. Nowhere
I have seen this. Idiots. So during the show there
were 5 bands. I heard none of them live before. Thought
I heard Mavrin and Metka records. I didn't listened
to them before the concert so it could be more fun
to see them.
1. "Cherni Kuznec" - school matinee on the
picnic. They played a cover on Iron Maiden on the
sound-check and were shocked from their own coolness.
Kids. Vocalist had some gothic haircut and tried to
sang like Kipelov and Samosvat. Guitarist copied mavrik's
reverse takeovers of the guitar neck. Flight of thought,
skill, and all such other things that were not observed.
Although - what to say - all their years are still
ahead. May be in a couple of years they will be okey.
2. "Epatazh" - something strange. Totally
hard-core rhythm section. Stylistically indistinct
guitarist, who seemed to have a feeling that everything
does not matter at all. Keyboardist looked like this:
"Well, I understand that this is not serious...".
Vocalist was something between the german vocalists
of 80-90s and Kipelov, which he tries to copy. Frankly
speaking I did not like them. Not to say really bad..
More like a salad, soup and whipped cream in a bowl.
You can eat, but no pleasure.
3. Metka - but this is well done. They fired up the
hall. Played a little, but very tight and sprightly.
They are well aware that because they have just a
few of their own hists (and in fact the group has
only one album), you need to go to the covers. And
they rightly did so - trying to play only your own
stuff, regardless of quality, gives no benefits. "Plastic
crow" (which is drinking whiskey from the jar)
- just super. "Enter Sandman" which is "Zdes
Kuyut Metal" is a bit weaker. Vocalist - well
done. Frontmen. I'll go to listen to them again when
they will be headliners as at some local festival.
The only minus - who would explain vocalist that when
you are dressed in black, you should not wear white