Originally posted in The Black Planet.
If people celebrate their birthdays every year, why should bands celebrate their anniversaries just every 5 years? That’s PROMETHEVS line of thought and having turned 9, they put up a 9th anniversary concert party. Guest bands were SOLLUST, HILLS HAVE EYES and WEB, the hosts playing the second slot, but there wasn’t really an opening act and a headliner, as all bands played the same amount of time – one full hour.
Which in SOLLUST’s case might have been a little too much. They’re a good band, no doubt about it, but their progressive/alternative sound didn’t seem to captivate the majority of the crowd, clearly into heavier and more vigorous things. A group of fans kept the ovations loud between songs, but even they weren’t close enough to the stage, leaving an uncomfortable void up front. A flawless but underestimated performance of tracks from their debut album “The Last Bird Song” and some new material.