Concert Review: Hammerfal @ TivoliVredenburg, The Netherlands
We got there early to have a chat with the band's bassist and luckily were back in the venue on time to see the first band of the evening start their set.
Powermetal is a new branch of the enormous metal tree for us and we had no idea what to expect. Luckily the first minutes were ever-telling and we had a clue what we could expect from the rest of the evening: beer, moshpits, fast paced guitars and long haired guys (and girls). The honor of opening the night went to Lancer, a relatively small band who just released their new album 'Mastery' and have hopped on this tour in order to properly promote it. The band played some memorable tracks and especially for a night opening band they got the crowd going exceptionally well. The high quality live music was rotated with the occasional charming move towards the audience. Sing-a-longs, jokes and a lot of sympathy are what Lancer are all about. Keep an eye out for these guys!
All in all, the guys delivered a set to remember, to both fans and new people who were introduced to this unusual yet extraordinary band on this night.
All-in-all it was a great night, filled with kind bands and fans alike, new music and a new (to me) atmosphere. Power metal has a scene of their own and look after their own and make even the most strange guests (such as the emo kids as we are) feel welcome.
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