Overall a great night of terrific vocals, a great mix of styles, and two bands that feature great female vocals and vocalists period. Elize Ryd of Amaranthe is someone who you will hear from more and more in the future, and Sharon Den Adel has only solidified herself among the best female fronted metal vocalists today. Go out and see them live, entertainment at face value hits the States.
The look of the set is reminiscent of a steam punk feel with metal, lights and steam in view. The design is finished with heads from latest album ‘Hydra’ surrounding the large video screen behind the band. It was only a few years ago that the band were playing venues with a maximum capacity of say 5,000 people. Tonight we are looking at around a crowd of 10,000 or more.
In a less surprising collaboration, former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen appears on the single “Paradise (What About Us)”, which features some very heavy riffing during the verses, to go along with the typically catchy chorus