Kivimetsän Druidi Article

12.03.2011 Kivimetsän Druidi

Paganfest 2011

Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen (Germany)

(Pentax k-x with Tamron SP AF 17-50mm 2.8 XR Di II LD Asp IF and Sigma AF 50-150mm 2.8 EX DC APO HSM II)

Blow on blow it directly continued after a short break for changing the stage setting with Kivimetsän Druidi. The Finnish symphonic / folk metaller around front woman Leeni-Maria Hovila entered the stage and she directly was pointing out with her outfit. A short black top with black and white ribbons and a long black skirt. The other band members were more like Viking style dressed and had the band typical black "mud stripes" across arms and faces just as if they were directly coming from the battle field.
As good as the atmosphere was during Obscurity so quite it was at the more and more filled venue when the first sounds could be heared. Somehow the people from the north could not really continue what Obscurity already reached. However Leeni-Maria has a really impressive voice (besides a very sovereign appearance) and is powerful supported by Joni Koskinen's growls the audience did not really catch fire.
The songs were not that bad and also the band itself seemed to be quite satisfied with their gig (at least after the comment of bassist Simo-Pekka Lehtonen) but the crowd got into a better mood only at the end of the gig. That did not do anything to Leena-Maria and she danced bare foot in a belly dance style across the stage and at some point of time seemed to have forgotten where she is. Headbanging was due to the style of the music not possible so well and so the gig was quickly disappeared out of each mind.
Somehow a pitty as their gig two years ago on Metal Female Voices Fest VII was way better. That may be somehow related to the audience at that time. Anyhow, let's see how they will perform at the end of the year on the next Metal Female Voices Fest edition as they will again be part of it.


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