Original Portuguese version here: http://backstageforum.hot-me.com/t4577-reportagem-amon-amarth-septic-flesh-hard-club-2011-11-02
» The headliners performance, on the other hand, made my day. Mine and the whole venue’s, which suddenly felt smaller, with everyone trying to get closer to the stage. Once again, the Portuguese audience proved having an excellent memory and voice, singing along every lyric sung by Johan Hegg.
Third time for the Swedes in our country, but the first in Porto, which Hegg called “beautiful”.
They too opened with the first track, “War Of The Gods”, from their new album, “Surtur Rising”, going back to “With Oden On Our Side” (2006) afterwards, with “Runes To My Memory”.
More ahead, Johan Söderberg played the first chords of “The Pursuit Of Vikings”, stopping right away. The teasing worked, as the screams doubled. As usual, Hegg asked us to shout the chorus, no matter if we didn’t know the words – it’s death metal, no one understands it anyway. And to “spice things a little bit”, he added they would be playing in Spain the following days. And as expected, the audience replied by screaming even louder, not before booing through ooooooooooooooooooooooooohs and whistles.
Without stretching on History lessons, Hegg introduced “Varyags Of Miklagaard” simply as a homage to their ancestors (Vikings) who once populated the currently Russian territory.
In 2009, on the first edition of Vagos Open Air, I noticed the perfect accent with which the singer said “obrigado” and “vamos lá caralho!”. Now I could confirm that his language skills remain intact.
The encore came after “Death In Fire”, with “Twilight Of The Thunder God” and “Guardians Of Asgaard” – without L.G. Petrov (ENTOMBED), but with a few hundreds of voices making it just as special. «