Sonata Arctica, live at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire with Power Quest & Twilight Force, 15 October 2016
For the rest of the set lead man Tony Kakko ruled the stage with his natural stage man ship. Each side of the audience was included, as well as those who were seated in the upper tiers of the venue.
Bottom line is that they still rock hard and yes while Powerplay may bit a diverse in spots, the overall feel still tickles my tummy with Melodic/Hard Rock riffing and good times vibes. While it is perfectly clear that Shakra has evolved from just plain rocking tunes to in some tracks a more modern commercial sound, the overall feel of the record is still distinctively theirs and their sound in bulk has not changed.