Fraternity of Sound is a festival that took place here in Athens from the 26th til the 29th of October. Running through the bill of the second day i quickly realized that i could not afford to loose this live show. And the main reason is that Unsane and Godflesh were playing this show. Saturday was a rainy day but that did not hinder me from approaching Fuzz club. So i got there, i met with my friends and ordered a beer. The live was about to begin.
The opening act of the night was Pharaoh Overlord from Finland. I had never heard anything from this band before in the past. Their music didn’t exactly excite me. I didn’t hate it but i didn’t fell in love with it. Their live set was interesting though and what’s really intriguing is that i felt i was watching a theatrical play. Their two drummers gave me the impression of two giant marionettes coming out of the dark.
Pharaoh Overlord’s set came to an end and it was time for Omega Monolith to come up on stage. This was the third time i ever saw them play live. I must say they didn’t let me down at all on Saturday. I once again enjoyed their show and i’m sinply looking forward for the next one. Their latest album ”Fungus” simply kills and i want to urge all of you to give it a listen.
When Omega Monolith got off the stage we decided it was time for a short break. It was also time to check out the merchandise. Then we decided to order a beer. Ghold were gearing up and their set was about to begin. I turned to my friends and said ”let’s see what they’ve got”. I will admit this band impressed me a lot. Heavily inspired by the Melvins they, they played their songs quite passionately. Their guitarist had some problems with his microphone but that really didn’t matter at all to me . I enjoyed their show and i want to check out more of their stuff.
It was time for Unsane to come up on stage. These guys have been in the game many years now and they have influenced countless bands. Unfortunatelly until saturday we never had the opportunity of seeing them live in Greece. In my opinion these guys killed it. It was a great performance by Unsane and i think the crowd had a great time also. From a fan’s perspective i must admit i was really happy. I finally saw Unsane Live. And now we were just waiting to see Godflesh. But before that it was time for a cigarette.
Well, Justin Broadrick and G.C Green got up on stage. Their set included songs from their debut album ”Streetcleaner” among others. Godflesh had just started delivering dopeness. These two guys simply owned the stage. They were like two opposite personas. Broadrick was quite energetic while Green was standing firm ”abusing” his bass guitar. I think everybody enjoyed the show and left with a big smile on their face. As for me i can tell you that i had a great time and in my opinion saturday’s show was one of the best shows of this year.