Nice, thanks for the links ...
It's funny how you picked the worst of all reviews to have it translated here ...
In an effort to redeem my poor choice for Google Translate here is the first link (again please excuse the vagaries of Google Translate):
With a voice that reminds ntalikeri and discography of THE SISTERS OF MERCY playing from morning to repeat, here dear reader will read the impressions of a type that came with suspicion and came out with a smirk and wet from sweat. Having seen SISTERS (so they will read from now on the text for the sake of brevity) and three times in Athens and one overseas, I did not expect in the least what they would experience in the otherwise hunky dory bouzouki joint Gazi Music Hall. This is my truth.
Knowing the ropes and peculiarities at the site that hosted the concert, namely low stage and low sound in the pit, I slipped as fast as I could on the balcony of, I got together with my friends a beautiful breakfast bar, we sat comfortably under the strong ventilation and we started the first drink to quench the heat of impatience. Certainly later invaded and others on the balcony, which I guess due to the fact that probably was sold out in hand so, for safety reasons, was allowed entry and the remaining in this nest. And what some say wryly that fans go near the tent, they hear RINGS.
As the world and filled the balcony and under tropical conditions prevailing on stage went our compatriots MANI DEUM. For those who do not know is yesterday. They are already on their quiver two full length one EP, have given countless concerts and have built a remarkable profile. This good image they further strengthened front of 3,000+ eyes interpreting two songs from their debut work ("Roses in an endless field", "Love like Berlin") and half songs from last year's "When beauty ends" (the inaugural "Summer ocean death", "Every kiss is a carcrash", "Bloodbath in E minor", "My fears are birds", "The storm is coming" and farewell "They murdered your youth". They describe their music Folk & Roll, I describe it dark rock, anyway But the warm voices of Pericles and Manos singing alternately, the well-tuned acoustic and electric guitars and special theremin Panos tinged songs, they won only positive impressions and showed that there did not go only to fill up the thankless role of the band support.
And we go to the main course. The smoke filled the stage and without any time delay, at 22.30 dan, the main Eldritch, Catalyst, Cristo (and the operator of Doctor Avalanche) were emerging with "More". The excitement huge, and so is the apotheosis of the public, but the first mistake by Andrew with some verses worried about possible dÃ©jÃ vu of the evening at Sporting. Fortunately these concerns disappeared soon after with another song from the "Vision thing", the "Ribbons", which was interpreted faithfully the original performance and my first agriofonares began to come out.
The sequel has reserved some chills ("Body electric" and "Alice '93"), some less desirable songs ("Doctor Jeep / Detonation boulevard" fortunately medley) and two unreleased songs from this damn album that are still waiting ("Crash and burn "," Arms "). The two guitarists properly doing their job, the operator of the drum machine (sorry, the Doctor Avalanche) jumping from joy, and the Eldritch himself and almost identical to the one we are used to in recent years the non discography. Distant, phlegmatic ("we are from Leeds, you are not") - wandered from one end of the stage to another, he had apparently good mood with you own style , dressed in sport outfit, having quit ( but not a single cigarette? ) and above all gave the maximum of any possibilities has.
And this in its capabilities figured somewhere in the middle of the concert in "No time to cry". Andrew's voice began to break, but those stocks had handed them to offer us a range of favorite SISTERS standards. From the known unreleased "Summer" in the soup of the homonymous "Vision thing", the extra thrill of "Flood II" (I told you "Floodland" is one of my three favorite albums of all time?) Sto tweaked, early "Valentine". Even if some executions were not close to the original, the warm applause almost immediately restored their SISTERS immediately on stage for the first encore.
And there came the absolute highlight of the evening, the "Something fast", one of the most dramatic songs they have written and to which I almost get to the juices. And that if I am not mistaken had many years to integrate into their setlist. Beyond the two encore that closed the concert jumped the "Lucretia my reflection" (lost and from there some lyrics), some of the "Temple of love '93" (without the Ofra), the eponymous ypertragoudara from " First and last and always ", the apotheosis of" Dominion / Mother Russia "and the grand finale of" This corrosion" which saw up moshpit (!!!) to the public.
It was perfect concert? Clearly not. There were little mistake from the three forefront are neither necessarily touching the authentic. Such requirement but I would have 30 years ago that existed in the equation and Hussey/ Adams/ Marx. I had a good time; I spent about 100 minutes PERFECT. Awoke believer in me, as he had first heard them, I did not pay any attention to the order of songs (although I forgot to mention some excuse me), but they put me in good plugged in to see again their time abroad.
Speaking course with friends and acquaintances, those few and heroic who are active members of the domestic goth scene, I realized that there is a diametrically opposite view of the sound sucks, the suffocating atmosphere of crap stage presence (true that the thought when on stage there was thick smoke ?) up and playback. I do none of this have not noticed.
I am pretty sure that this concert will raise many discussions in the coming days, perhaps months. Those who will grumble and will only see the blind and those who healed until they go and who consider this year's appearance like long the best of recent years, like my speech. But I am totally convinced that the next visit of the SISTERS again all there will be to agree to disagree.