søndag 4. desember 2011

Saint Deamon – the best live band in the world?

“Saint Deamon” is a not so well known band from Sweden and Norway. The style of music they play can be characterized as party metal and in my opinion it is more progressive rock than progressive metal.

The band has released two full-length albums. However it is not their recordings that I want to praise them for. If you want to see a really, really dedicated live band you should absolutely check these guys out. This is the absolute best live band I have seen.

Their technical performance is not beyond anything else, but they are truly authentic and they have a karma filled with enthusiasm and pure pleasure when playing on stage. This is something that is really rare to see in bands that has been playing for a while and they can manage to attract listeners that are not all that intested in the music in the first place.

Under normal circumstances most bands ends up playing on routine and without much playfulness, but “Saint Deamon” plays all their gigs as if it was their first live performance.

I’m not talking about making big gestures on stage and being cool. With Saint Deamon it really shines through that they love playing. This is especially true with the bass player, Magnus Nordberg, or “Nobby” as he is called among friends (to the left)

The vocalist, Jan Tore Grefstad (number two from right), is also known from the band “Highland Glory”. He is, in my opinion, one of the most (if not the most) interesting Norwegian vocalists within the genre: www.flickr.com/photos/silverinferno/6083112806/

For more info info on their future live shows check them out online. I know they are playing in Europe this summer.

3 kommentarer:

  1. Hey Bill, makin me blush here.. ;o)
    Besides from that, really great blog you got here.
    Rock on

  2. Well, that is probably one of the first times I make a guy blush, he, he. Anyways, cool that you like the blog so thanks for that. Keep that rocksmile real...

  3. I agree! I very much enjoyed their live show at Rockefeller. Jan Tore, a pleasure listening to your performance. H-Bang on!