March Into The VoidThat was one of the rare occassions to get my ass to a show in a far away city to watch four greek bands and thankfully it was worth it! The show was inside the University campus of Kozani (north west greece) and the unholy punks decided to do it in front of a church!Not too many people attented the show but the atmosphere was good and the bands made it even better.
The first band was Atopia,a new band from Athens with a metallic sound and complex song structures that bring to mind Rising Terror (Ανατέλλων Τρόμος),actually the guitar player from Rising Terror is playing in Atopia,so I guess that has something to do with their sound.
For the record,Atopia has ex-members from 925,Avgrund Livet and Rising Terror,I'm looking forward to hear some recorded material from them.
Next were March Into The Void from Thessaloniki,now these guys deliver some of the best dark,epic crust/metal I've heard the last years! Their sound is well worked out as well as the songs,two bands that come to mind as comparisons are Beggining Of The End (from U.K) and Morne (from the the U.S.A). The highlight of their set was the "Darkest Hour" cover from the almighty Amebix! You can check the band here: March Into The Void
Hellstorm from Kozani took over the stage next and blew everyone away with their old-school crust! If Wolfpack and Hellshock formed a band they would sound like Hellstorm!
A great first live and I hope they keep it up and see some releases soon. Check 'em out here: Hellstorm. Last were a very new band from Kozani that also played their first show there,Last Breath had only rehearsed 7 times before they play live but that didn't stop them to unleash their fast hc/street punk tunes! I love it when fresh-formed bands go out and play shows just after a month or less,as long as they think they're ready of course! These guys need to work some more and they'll be perfect,if you like bands like The Restarts,GBH,Chaos UK and the like,then you'll definitely like Last Breath.
The night ended with the best possible way as we all got shitfaced and hit the city center for further drunkness and good times! Thanx to all the bands and people that made our short stay in Kozani a memorable one and special thanx to the Last Breath bassist for sharing his house,cheers!!