The past March 25th, was the day when Grimlet released their third album ”Theia: Aesthetics Of A Lie”. In order to celebrate such event, they had a special release party, in their hometown Figueira da Foz. To support them on that night of gigs, they invited the bands Trepid Elucidation, In Vein and Infraktor.
To warm up the cold and rainy night, Trepid Elucidation was the first band to play. The tech death metal band from Lisbon, who has released their first album ”Upcoming Reality” on February through Mosher Records, presented the songs from that album. Although they are still a bit unknown, they delivered a great show, filled with a good energy and caught the attention of the public. What an excelent start!
Next up, was Oporto’s band In Vein. They are also apart of the Raising Legends family, having released their debut album ”Resurrect” earlier in March. The room was more crowded than before, which motivated the band to give their best. The first signs of headbang a lot and the first mosh pits appeared, to match the death/groove sound by this young quintet. With their breakdowns, the band and the crowd connected in sinergy, keeping a good vibe.
Finally, the most awaited moment had arrived when Grimlet came upon stage. They’ve opened the set with ”Theia”’s first track ”El Gran Dark Maestrum”. With a full house and an enthusiastic positive vibe, Grimlet revisited their almost two decades of existence, playing a set which combined the old and the new songs in perfect harmony. They still managed to pay an homage to one of their influences with a cover of Behemoth‘s ”Chant for Ezkaton 2000 e.v.”. The death metallers transmitted the power and energy characteristic of the band throughout the entire gig. The show finished with ”Scorching Vision”, after which Grimlet left the stage triumphantly.
Infraktor was the last band to play and even with a tired audience, they managed to put up an energetic show. With their thrash/death sound, the band from Santa Maria da Feira who is set to release the first album this year, showed they are a band to follow and were the right option to close an epic night on a high note.