S-Core

The Rock, Copenhagen - 2008

Text: Tobias Nilsson Photo: Lunah Lauridsen

The French metalcore band S-Core was the first one to play this night at The Rock, which was headlined by Pro-Pain.
The crowd was very small when they went on, I don't think there could have been more than 20 persons in total. Of course, they had picked a bad date for the concert. Not because it was the anniversary for a certain flight-incident, but because Metallica was visiting Copenhagen and were signing records only a block away. I think there were many who did not wish to miss the opportunity to see and talk to them, and therefore chose to miss this concert instead.

The lack of spectators, and also the lack of signs of life in the ones who had actually come, did nothing to dampen S-Core's spirit however, and especially their lead singer, a giant of a man, and their bassist were very lively on stage. The two guitarists were mostly standing in their places without moving too much about.
After The Rock standards, the sound was excellent and very well balanced, so we got to enjoy their music just the way it was meant to sound, loud and mean. The lighting was a different story altogether though, and could definitely have benefited from some extra work. The most annoying thing was that it was very dark, with only one or two frontlights which were both pointed more or less straight down to the floor.

Since S-Core was the first of three bands this evening, they only had a very limited time to play, but they certainly made the most of it. There was even made room to congratulate their drummer on his birthday, with singing (a very short version of the Happy Birthday song) and drinking. They actually had some champagne bottles delivered to the stage, and were kind enough to give a glass to all of us in the audience as well.
After this was done, it was time for the last song, In Memory Of, which was (ironically?) dedicated to 'all' the people in the crowd.
Even though the support from the crowd was lacking, it was still a good way to start the evening.

Setlist:

Greaser One
Requiem
Rising Terror
Gust Of Rage
Buried
To Become A Man
Worst Of All
In Memory Of

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