Monday, March 30, 2009

Long Live Hela Metal

Throbbing drums, screeching guitars, and screaming vocals, mixed together with the volume level set to stun, are the essential ingredients that makes for a very exciting heavy metal gig. It’s been some time since I went one of these and so decided to make a date last night (29th ) for the Siv Hela Renaissance, a showcase for the great bands of the Sri Lankan heavy metal scene. Four+ solid hours of pure SL metal and loved every freaking minute of it, and you know it was a good show if your ears are still ringing the next morning.

Although in true Hela fashion, it started one hour later than advertised. Oh well, some things never change. There wasn’t a big crowd at the beginning, so was kind of disappointing, but as the night went on, the place became somewhat packed. It was held at (formely) Clancy’s, so as you can imagine, it doesn’t take a lot to fill that place up. BTW since when did Clancy’s become Shine? Sri Lankan metal heads are a rare breed. Well, I wouldn’t call myself a typical metal head either, not the head banging type. I’m more of a sit in a corner and let the music make me numb kind, he he. I’m pretty sure that lot of those guys are having cramped necks this morning :)

The six bands featured were, Funeral in Heaven, Fallen Grace, Merlock, Karmic Sulphur, and Siblings of Hatred. There was also a guy who did some great unplugged set as well. All are great bands, but I especially loved the last two sets by Fallen Grace and Funeral In Heaven. I think that our guys are ready to kick some butt in the world Metal scene.

To all the bands, freaking awesome gig! Looking very much forward to another one.

Metal Rulez!

Long Live Hela Metal!

11 comments:

TheWhacksteR said...

ah i was somewhere in the crowd mate.. :D and the unplugged dude was from Wagon Park. Good music.

sach said...

hey...you were at the gig? glad you liked it. did you see the short haired chick who was climbing on furniture and taking pics? :D

messiahofmadness said...

And here I thought the only people on kottu who were into metal were Fallen, The Whack, RSZ and me...

Yeah... The Hela gig was pretty decent! My stiff neck seems to be getting worse by the minute...

Although I must say, I don't quite understand how you can enjoy heavy metal while allowing the music to wash over you instead of headbanging...

Azrael said...

@Whackster: Yep, good music :D

@Sach: You were the one running around with the camera? Definitely saw you. cool. you were sitting right in front of me at the bar at one point. I was the one with specs, nearly shaved head (sticks out like a sore thumb at that place), having a smoke and a coke there he he. small world...

@Messiah: Well different people enjoy it differently. :D on the other hand i'm not a real die hard like you, but i do enjoy the sound :)

sach said...

yeah man i remember you. come for the Stigmata gig in April. i'll be posting details soon.

messiahofmadness said...

Why do people seem to think that?... =S
I'm not a die hard fan... I don't listen to heavy metal religiously... *sigh*

Theena said...

Good gig, eh? I am still recovering from the combination of alcohol, headbanging and smokes.

I didn't realize you were there, man.

Makuluwo said...

Haha that Sigiriya-portrait with the rock hand gesture is just the awesomeness! ;D

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