Death

Copenhell - 2022

Text: Tobias Nilsson Photo: Lunah Lauridsen

Yup, we’re talking Death To All, or Death (DTA) if you will, again, and yes, I’m going to say Death from now on, and that’s that.
Death was the second big death metal act for us on the final day of Copenhell, and they were hitting the Hades stage hard.

“We want to thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our evil hearts!”
- Steve Di Giorgio (bass)


The concert was kicked off with Infernal Death, and we could see a calm but super focused band. Steve Di Giorgio was the playful one of the bunch, messing about some on stage, and also being the one handling most between songs comments. Not sure why it fell on him rather than Max Phelps (vocals/guitar), but I’m not complaining either - Di Giorgio is a fun guy, and he lifted the mood with his light hearted comments.
This Death is great at delivering the songs like they should be delivered sonically, but there really isn’t all that much show and performance with them, sadly. The most surprising bit was that Di Giorgio changed back and forth between his six string bass and a three string one, which looked kinda fun, but he made it work for him.

This attitude was reflected in the crowd, so while there was a bit of crowdsurfing going on, and a little bit of a moshpit as well, mostly the fans were similarly calm and focused. Death’s music, especially past a certain point, is well known for its intricacies and technicality, so maybe that’s what everybody was listening for, but again, it’s just more fun to take part in a real party, rather than something feeling somewhat like a university lecture. Or maybe that’s just me?

Either way, Death did a good job, but for me, not a particularly memorable one. And that’s really all there is to it.

Setlist:

Infernal Death
Overactive Imagination
Zero Tolerance
Living Monstrosity
Suicide Machine
The Philosopher
Symbolic
Zombie Ritual
Spirit Crusher
Crystal Mountain
Pull The Plug

Latest uploads: