Hårda Tider

Pumpehuset, Copenhagen - 2008

Text: Tobias Nilsson Photo: Lunah Lauridsen

"We've played here a couple of times before, and it's always good to be back here!"

The second band of the evening was also from Sweden, but closer this time around as Hårda Tider comes from Malmoe, only a few kilometres away. And so it was not so strange to hear that, unlike Jesper from The Kind That Kills, Hårda Tider's vocalist chose to speak in his native tongue, even mixing it with Danish on several occasions much to the delight of the crowd.
It was also the singer (sorry, I have been unable to find any names on these guys) who stood for the largest part in firing up the crowd, while the guitarist and bassist stood a bit back, so as not to get in his way. Then again, he was constantly jogging from side to side of the stage, jumping of monitors and the walls in a real energizer bunny performance. The only other who could come anywhere near him in vitality was the drummer who was pounding away on the poor skins with furious vitality; most uplifting to watch!

As had been the case for The Kind That Kills, Hårda Tider had a big audience but they were taking things rather calmly except for a few people in the immediate front. I suppose the rest were people only interested in seeing the main act of the evening, Biohazard, but it was definitely not for lack of trying from Hårda Tider's front. Their dirty and a bit grittier hardcore than the former was taken right from the streets, just as it should be, and they were also a very good choice as support act.

After the show the band could be found hanging out with the crowd in a laid back style; a really down to earth crew and we here at Metalmoments are happy to have made their acquaintance.
The only sad part is that we were too late to see their show in Malmö the day after. Well, next time maybe...

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