Hämatom Article

06.08.2011 Hämatom

Wacken Open Air XXII

Wacken (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)

A short break for changing the stage setting after Stormzone an afterwards it was continued with the German band Hämatom. The lyrics are German and from style point of view they can be classified at the area of Neue Deutsche Härte. But what the funny disguises in Slipknot style should be good for only the band self knows. Never mind, what is counting is the music.
And there was much blowing up in one's face: Naughty lyrics with decent toughness. If it was the anti war song "Schau Sie Spielen Krieg" where the audience was encouraged to sing along (to make it even easier for it cards with the lyrics on it were shown by a friendly roadie) or "Leck Mich" where everyone was putting his middle finger up into the air, there were some quite funny ideas. Nevertheless all that could not fully convince me. The band was somehow oscillating between evil appearance à la Slipknow as discribed above but in contrast to that the somehow childish lyrics did not fully fit to that.
I was not so over enthused although the crowd directly in front of the stage at the meanwhile really well filled tent of the WET Stage was following them very enthusiastic.


  • Eva
  • Sturm
  • Leck Mich
  • Schau Sie Spielen Krieg

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