Norway (Oslo), October 23, 2007
haggi, on october 27, 2007 0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sound: The venue went black and red spotlighst began lighting up three men walking up the stage. Dom Howard reached his hands in the air, Chris Wolstenhome took is position while Matthew Bellamy franticly scratched the guitar strings with his pick. A loud bang is heard and Knights of Cydonia kicks off. Hopes of a magical evening arose to the haunting climax of the "take-no-prisoners" riff at the end of the song. The sound is fantastic. // 10
Perfomance: Matthew Bellamy delivered up to standard with his voice going up and down. His falsetto is truly one of a kind. Dom looked more like a rabbit on duracell batteries as his head kept swirling around and his drumsticks flew all over the place. Chris stood steady like a tower during his famous introriff that is the body of the thrid song, Hysteria. Brilliant soloing by Matthew provided the soul. Amazing screens and a glow-in-the-dark piano almost sendt me in a bliss-coma. They played:
01. Knights Of Cydonia - stunning.
02. Map Of The Problematique - amazing when played Live.
03. Hysteria - long time favourite that got the crowd singing.
04. Supermassive Black Hole - haunting vocals by Matthew.
05. Sing For Absolution - amazing sing-along.
06. New Born - this one got the berserkers like myself out of our skins.
07. Feeling Good - matthew fooled around the piano a lot before this one.
08. Sunburn - another one for the berserkers, amazing solo.
09. Soldier's Poem - magical with 8500 cell-phones all over the place.
10. Invincible - great introriff by Matt and a great atmosphere.
11. Starlight - supermassive clap-along.
12. Time Is Running Out - sexy bass-riff that got the crowd in a partymode.
13. Plug In Baby - the whole Spektrum was bouncing. Climactic with the big red balloons at the end.
14. Stockholm Syndrome - my favourite song of all times. Brilliant.
15. Take A Bow - ending the show on an epic scale. The night was over. // 10
Overall Impression: Norway, Oslo, Oslo Spektrum 23rd of October. The opener were three girls from Finland called The Stalingrad Cowgirls. Quite cool sort of feel-good-punk, and they didn't overestimate the crowd's intrest in them. Made it clear that they were just there to keep us warm, and that made the crowd look their way and actually listen to the music. The most unforgettable moment happened right at the beginning. I'll never forget the wall of sound that hit me in the face. It's something you can't really get from Live dvd's. Just magical and I'll definatly will be there for their next gig in the European area. // 10