Originally posted in Valkyrian Music.
» Dead By April brought along Beyond All Recognition, another Swedish band that I had the pleasure to learn about last year, when I was given their debut album “Drop = Dead” to review (which I rated 8 / 10, by the way).
They kicked off with “True Story”, one of the two songs from that album which made it to video – hence one of their most popular songs.
Later came “a song about alcohol” – “Arriving With The Sun”, just before singer David Söhr asked if we knew a movie called “300” and wanting us to role-play the Spartans when King Leonidas asks them what is their profession. His question and the war cry in response would be repeated several times throughout the show, but that first one was the introduction to a brand new song called “Martyrs”.
Then while cheering with a bottle of water but saying that it was vodka, David took the chance to address to “the party people” as the rest of the boys started playing their own version of Swedish House Mafia’s “One (Your Name)”. Guitarist Paul Gidlöf would later on interrupt David with another cover, “a surprise” – Metallica’s “Master Of Puppets” – but it would only last until the first vocals were supposed to come in. The crowd was somewhat disappointed so David made them laugh by saying they did have another cover for them, Michael Bolton’s “When A Man Loves A Woman” – the title sung as in the song’s chorus. Funny. Then in a more serious tone, he resumed what he originally was going to say before the Metallica moment, which was dedicating “What We’ll Die To Defend” to their fans.
A “real heavy song” (as if the others weren’t so…) in the form of “B*tch Please” and the gig ended afterwards with “Characters”. Beyond All Recognition’s dubcore is “a little” heavier than what the average DBA fan is used to, but given the response of most of the crowd, I believe they made quite an impression. And they surely deserve it. «