Xandria have rarely played in Switzerland, therefore a lot of fans had shown up. The Swiss band Stoneman opened the concert, which pleased their fanclub that occupied the front rows.
The guys are said to be dedicated followers of Deathstars & Co with their Industrial Goth Rock, their stage show and their style. And some of their song worked pretty fine, like „Devil in a Guccidress“, real ear candy. Their latest song „Wer ficken will muss freundlich sein“ (= Who wants to fuck has to be friendly) in Rammstein style made you smile. How about Sex, Drugs & Rock`n` Roll?
When the lights went out and Xandria entered stage, about 400 people were here. The setlist contained mainly new songs like „Beware“ - where singer Lisa came on stage masked – and „Save my life“ plus the main theme of the new album Salomé. More surprises were flags and flames waving in the wind during their 70 min playtime. When Lisa sang „Eversleeping“ from the Ravenheart-album, she got so emotional that she began to cry. Despite her variable voice – sometimes high and elf-like, sometimes full and angry like a witch – the show became a bit monotonous, you longed for a bit more power and heavy stuff. But still a nice and flawless show.
Sandy Mahrer, transl. K. Weber
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