Zeromancer, Scream Silence and Essence Of Mind 29.03.2009 Braunschweig Meier Music Hall
Frances Amelie Sin
I did not really know what to expect. I listened to some Songs from the
albums of Zeromancer but I had not created an idea of how they really
Of course there were Supportbands too and one of them Essence Of Mind
opened 10 minutes earlier than the schedule said. Well the guys from
Oslo/ Norway were not convincing me. It sounded too much like
every other band that names I have forgotten. The sound was miserable
but that must not have been their fault, maybe the PA was overcharged.
Sad for them that only 4 or 5 people were standing in front of
the stage. The lot of the people were sitting at the bars or hangin out
in the corners.
The second support, a german band from Berlin named Scream Silence knew
it better to entertain the audience. Their goth-rock-synth mix was
strong enough for the electro fans and also dancable and rocking enough
for the ones that like the guitar sound more. It got more and more
crowdy in front of the stage, though I have seen the Meier better
filled before. It's astonishing, cause Braunschweig is reigned by the
electro-goth sound and Zeromancer should fit it perfectly.
When Zeromancer started playing their set most of the people came to
the stage and it looked much more like a concert, well and the sound
felt like one. I never expected them to be that good, it's not a secret
that I am much more into metal than electro sound but "hell",
Zeromancer are professionals and old hands on stage, you really can
hear that!! I think I heard influences from A-ha and Depeche Mode, a
big trace of scandinavian melancholie, hard beats, melodic vocals and
rough guitars. Alex voice is much more pleasant then the voices of
Stephan (Apop) or Dave Gahan (DM).
And as he told me befor in the interview they all gave a 100 % for the fans. I enjoyed it very much.
Doppelgänger I love you
Need you like a Drug
I am yours to Lose
Die of a broken heart
Clone your lover
It sounds like love (but it looks like sex)
Stop the noise
Fade to black
Houses of cards
Pictures are in the gallery