Metalcamp - 2010

Text: Tobias Nilsson Photo: Lunah Lauridsen

The crowd was growing a lot bigger just as the sun began creeping down below the horizon, and one of the larger of the new folk/pagan metal bands took the Main Stage of Metalcamp.
I am speaking of Eluveitie from Switzerland, a band I saw for the first time ever on this very stage only two years ago.

Even though a few member changes has happened since that gig, the force of the band was unchanged, and they made a powerful and lively performance; and since the band isn’t your average four to five man strong setup either, they managed to fill the large stage completely with their presence.
This was well reflected in the many visitors they had in front of them. The audience was really getting into the show, and when there was clapping to be done, I could see arms raised as far back as the soundtower, and possibly beyond. I was also quite impressed to see at least half the crowd (which at this point meant a heck of a lot of people) jumping in time to the semi-Celtic tunes blasting from the speakers.

My main and only problem with this band is that I really don’t get into the vibe of the music, it just doesn’t do it for me, which is a shame really, because I think that if I did, this was a gig I really would have enjoyed.
As it is, I don’t, and therefore this couldn’t rank more than an average show, with no memorable impressions caught in my mind…

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