2nd April 2015
The Neue Deutsche Härte band Eisbrecher came to play one show in Finland. This time the concert was in Helsinki, a two to three hour car journey or bus ride away from where I live. It’s been a while since I’ve been there and this was my first time at that particular venue. Luckily it was easy to find and within walking distance of the bus station.
The supporting act was a Russian band who played a mixture of industrial rock with elements of nu-metal. They were very energetic and well versed on how to entertain a crowd. Some of the tracks sounded decent but none were memorable enough to stay in my head. Also they were only on for half an hour which is not quite enough. 3.5/5
These guys were definitely worth the trip to Helsinki. Some people regard them as a watered-down version of Rammstein but there was nothing watered down about that performance. The lead singer Alexx was great at agitating and interacting with the crowd. It didn’t take long before everyone was dancing, waving their hands and singing along in to the German lyrics. The venue was packed and everyone including the band members seem to be enjoying themselves. Alexx explained that this was actually their first time in Finland and that they regret not having the time to learn any Finnish words before the show.
They played a lot tracks from the latest album including the title track ‘Schock’, ‘1000 Narben’, ‘Volle Karft Voraus’ along with some older material such as ‘Willkommen Im Nichts’, ‘Heilig’, ‘Leider’, ‘Ohne Dich’, This is Deutsch’, ‘Verrückt’ and my personal favourite ‘Vergissmeinnicht’. 5/5
I’m so glad that I decided to go. Danke schön Eisbrecher! I hope that we will meet again soon.