Lemuria, who hasn’t heard of them yet? After they’ve won the talent contest of Graspop in a spectacular way, they are steadily rising in popularity in home country Belgium. In the Netherlands, the group is steadily getting more and more fans. The group always provides strong live shows, and are always a pleasure to see live.
This was no difference at the film festival Breda. The idea of bands at a film festival eludes me a bit, but it’s always good to see Lemuria! In a small room, with no stage, these guys played tonight. Lemuria played a really great show, as we should expect. Driven, avid musicians, led by the charismatic frontman Nicholas. Melodic death / black metal with here and there a folk touch is what they played, and they did well!
Although at the first song there was so much smoke that the band could hardly been seen, this was quickly solved. The sound was more than fine, and all the instruments could be heard well. The atmosphere was good, thanks to the combination of stirring music and singer Nicholas who urged everyone to participate. The hairs of the first few rows fluttered passionately during the whole show.
The absolute highlight of the show came with “Day of Reckoning”. Everyone needed to intertwine their arms, and then everyone danced to this uplifting, folk-metal-like song.
Despite the almost perfect performance that Lemuria delivered, there was something that went wrong. At last song ‘Requiem’, there were a number of instruments that dropped out. The band played relentlessly throughtout the song. When the song ended, the audience were asked whether they could play song again, but then as it should be. She did not have to ask twice, and the public headbanged merrily at the two time this song was played.
All in all, a great show of Lemuria. There isn’t much more to say about it, except that you should see them live!