When we arrived to República da Música, we feared for another empty house night. But, by that time, the answer was simple: very few expected the gig to start on time. It is a tradition difficult to erase in this neighborhood…
Well, in one of the more eclectic nights of the last years, ATENTADO opened the hostilities with their punk/crust played in a grind core pace. It was our first live contact with this group, and, even if they had to battle against a very confuse sound quality, they left their mark last Friday. Fast pace themes mixed with a semi-schizophrenic voice, with their frontman always in fast rotation.
CORPUS CHRISTII had the guts to accept Hell Xis invitation and to perform in a concert with a punk/grind band and a rockabilly one. So, even if the show didn’t turn out to be their most memorable one, their presence was enough to increase the respect that they already merit in the Portuguese (general) musical scene. They played only themes from last “Luciferian Frequencies”, ending with the hymn “All Hail (Master Satan)”. With an N.H. particularly communicative, the sound was sometimes strongly undefined, with the snare muting the rest of the sound in some parts. Nevertheless, it got better during the show and we guess that, for those non black metal fans that had never seen Corpus Christii before, the impressions could not be others than a dominating underground performance, that surely left no one indifferent.
And next: Rockabilly mode on! That’s right. CAPITÃO FANTASMA spread the party to the improvised dance floor, and benefitted from a clear sound, leaving the idea that República da Música will probably have to adjust their sound when it comes to extreme metal bands.
So, Capitão Fantasma did what they usually do: danceable psycobilly rhythms, leaded by the charismatic vocalist Jorge Bruto, always with a contagious attitude and vitality. Classics like “Rock das Caveiras”, “Hu Uá Uá”, “Soutien Negro” and “King Machado” left everybody satisfied with a concert that ended with “Tudo à Estalada” sang by Jorge Bruto outside the stage, creating something similar to a moshpit.
Positive outcome for the organizers, after this risky event, that turned out to leave space for new future repetitions.