On a Sunday autumn evening in Helsinki we saw total death metal takeover of On The Rocks venue in the heart of central Helsinki. Even though it was a Sunday and many metalheads attending seemed to be pretty tired or hungover didn’t slow down the mosh pit especially after the main act Vader hit the stage.
First polish band of three Thy Diseased gave a solid death metal show with some the most amazingly mixed drums I’ve heard in a while and left the crowd clearly craving for more face melting blastbeats. Next up another polish band called Hate took the stage with their in your face blackened death metal action, reminding me personally a lot of ‘Demigod’ era of Behemoth. Personally the best live performance of the night for me. And then it was time for the main event, polish death metal warriors Vader took the stage and that’s when all hell broke loose and delivered a good Sunday workout for everyone in the moshpit. Packed house full of great bands delivering a satisfying evening of death metal. Not a better way to spend a Sunday in my mind.