Arch Enemy, Copenhell 2018

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The Brutality That Came To Us

  • Hades stage, Thursday 21. June:

What…just…happened? The Swedish brutality exploded on the old B&W ship yard, as Alissa White-Gluz and her gutsy growling vocals ripped Copenhell a new one. As Motörhead’s “Ace Of Spades” blasted through the speakers, the band came on stage, gripped their instruments, and just started playing. As in, igniting a nuclear weapon.

A careful and short selection of tracks, from “The World Is Yours” to “Nemesis”, and one of my personal favourites: “The Race”, the well oiled machine that is Gluz and her troops, served a show that opened up a crack in the Earth, and summoned the underworld itself. As beautiful and otherworldly a show we got from Alice In Chains, Arch Enemy delivered the very opposite extreme.

It’s impossible to put a finger on anything wrong with anything at that show. Perfect. Just perfect. The raw brutality kinda hits you in every fibre, and leaves you with this state of confusion, like you just hit your head hard. The bomb hit, and after 11 songs the band was on their way to Matapaloz Festival in Germany.


We rate:
5.0 rating

Setlist:

The World Is Yours
War Eternal
My Apocalypse
The Race
You Will Know My Name
Ravenous
The Eagle Flies Alone
First Day in Hell
As the Pages Burn
We Will Rise
Nemesis

Based in Denmark, Jakob shoots portraits, conceptual photography, bands and rock concerts. Having played lead guitar in several bands, he combines his love for music, with his passion for photography.

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