Friday night headliners were Swedish metal titans “Sabaton” who in ten years have gone from playing to 20 people at The Purple Turtle bar in Camden London to headlining Bloodstock and indeed next year headlining the SSE Arena Wembley also in London.
Unsurprisingly, they have once again delivered 11 songs that are absolutely phenomenal on their own, while flowing together perfectly.
11.12.2018 UK – London, Koko
With the Greywolf brothers roaring from stage left and right, the crowd fell under their spell and threw themselves into it like rabid wolves on meat..
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Sometimes, somebody simply “gets it right”. Very often we cover gigs where the support bands are simply ‘on the same label’ as the headliner and the label is just looking to promote a band that has no place being in the same building as the main act as their musical styles are poles apart. Not so with this line up. Someone with a clear eye (and ear) for the right mix has wisely blended some of the finest symphonic and power metal you’ll find in Europe at the moment. As such a three band bill (that often can result in you standing there wishing the time away until the headline act appears) for once is very very welcome indeed.
One thing’s for sure: Powerwolf knows what their fans want, and they’re certainly willing and able to deliver it time and time again. Ever since their incredible third album Bible of the Beast, these Germans have stuck to a specific formula, using elements of classic German power metal as their base, and adding their own unique flavor with the use of church organs and the epic vocals of Attila Dorn, to go with their always fun lyrics, which mix together werewolves, vampires and religion in imaginative ways. Over the course of three albums the band has perfected this formula, with each album making minor refinements to the same basic template.
Powerwolf, Ashes of Ares and Battle Beast Live at The Underworld Camden, London UK, September 27, 2013
In short, Preachers Of The Night is every bit as awesome and impossibly catchy as its two predecessors, so Powerwolf fans can rest assured that they have delivered once again, while newcomers are just as well off starting here as they would be with Bible Of The Beast, as I’d say it stands with that one as being a very small step ahead of Blood Of The Saints. Either way, it offers some of the absolute best power metal there is. Which is to say, it’s pretty damn awesome!