FREEDOM CALL (& Grey Attack)
Landgraaf (NL)-Oefenbunker-28 September 2019
German metalband FREEDOM CALL visited the Netherlands last Saturday and Raymond Helebrand of RH-Design went to Landgraaf for HeadBangers LifeStyle to watch the show and shoot some pictures. Read his report.
On Saturday 28th of September I headed to the Oefenbunker in Landgraaf for an evening of music, or should I say Happy Metal??
Tonight’s menu to be served: a big dish of Happy Metal by the German rockers of Freedom Call. The band is currently on tour to support their latest effort ‘M.E.T.A.L.’ and tonight is the second night on their European schedule.
German rock band Grey Attack, formed around Grey Charlez (guitar, vocals), is in the middle of recording their third studio album and this gig is a nice way to blow off some steam.
After a quick changeover it was clear that Freedom Call did manage to built the complete production on the club stage. Very cool to see because the massive drumkit of Timmi Breideband was a real eye catcher.
The fans get what they came for: a very tight band, great sound and a journey through the 20 year song catalogue of the band. ,,Spirit Of Daedalus’’ and ,,Sail Away’’ mark the first 2 songs of the current release ‘M.E.T.A.L.’, followed by oldie ,,Metal Invasion’’ from ‘Eternity’ (2002).
Chris, who is a great vocal shape, and Timmi, who steals the show by hitting the drums like an animal, to me, are the eye catchers of tonight’s performance. While Francesco Ferraro (bass) and Lars Retkowitz (guitar) also play a solid gig.
Speaking about the album, next on the menu is the title track ,,M.E.T.A.L.’’ and ,,111’’, number of the angels as a counterweight to the number of the beast, followed by ,,The Ace Of The Unicorn’’ and as the song titles predict, the band is not too serious about them. ,,Freedom Call” from ‘Crystal Empire’ (2001) and ,,Power & Glory’’ from ‘Land Of The Crimson Dawn’ (2012) are next. Followed by ,,Heavy Metal Hallelujah’’. Yes indeed, a re-writing of the original ,,Hallelujah’’ song. For the ones that didn’t get it yet, the band likes to not take themselves too serious, but hey, this version is a great sing-along for the crowd.
As an encore we get a special version of ,,Warriors’’ from ‘Eternity’ (2002). The start of the song is in acoustic style, about halfway through the song all registers are opened once again to end the song full power. The final songs of tonight’s show are ,,Far Away’’ and ,,Land Of Light’’.
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