2015.04.19 – Les Paradis Artificiels, Lille, France

Date: 19th April 2015
Event: Les Paradis Artificiels
Venue: Zenith
City: Lille
Country: France
Support: Cosmo Sheldrake

1. Breathe
2. Nasty
3. Omen
4. Wild frontier
5. Firestarter
6. Roadblox
7. Rok-weiler
8. The Day Is My Enemy
9. Beyond The Deathray
10. Voodoo People
11. Get Your Fight On
12. Run With The Wolves
13. Wall Of Death
14. Invaders must die
15. Medicine Fill
16. Smack My Bitch Up
17. Gun Reprise
18. Their Law
19. Take Me To The Hospital

Extra info:
Review by streamblenda:
Arrived 20 minutes before the start of the gig. Could get to the front in 2 minutes.
The place had no buzz at all, no anticipation allthough they were playing some neat oldskool breakbeat.
They made the venue smaller at the sides and one layer of the balcony was shut down by black curtains.
I estimate that there was a small 5000 people in this 7000 capacity venue.
Lights went down and finally the crowd started to show signs of being actual lifeforms.
The same intro which has been played since 2007 kicks in followed by this long pause with the band onstage.
Especially Maxim seemed to be in a very silent mood, barely speaking to the crowd (throughout the whole gig)
Keith looked way more active than the youtube vids I saw from previous gigs.
Melody of breathe kicks in but barely hearable. The beat kicks in agressively and the moshpit has started. You could clearly tell that young girls and boring couples in the front were shocked and scared to be in the middle of this chaos. I always love to see that and push them even more in the moshpit.
Nasty starts with the countdown intro but once again barely hearable and no one was counting along(hence the low volume) The riff once again was barely hearable but the crowd went bonkers immediately.
Crazy crowd response with people falling over, I lost my stretchpiercing during this tune.
I’m not gonna describe each track but it was clear to tell that WOD and GYFO had the worst reactions.
Take me to the hospital was insane, the reaction was really violent.
Medicine fill had a really cool reaction, felt more like a 90’s rave party. No moshing at all, just people dancing.
Overall mixed feelings with this gig…I had the impression that the crowd was making this gig a party instead of the prodigy.
Even with a new album, the performance already felt a bit generic with a setlist that is just a rehash of their old setlist.
Really missed some spontanious interaction.
They barely had any frontlight which made it very difficult to see them clearly and they used way too much smoke making it hard to breathe.
Nothing beats the feeling though of being amongst thousands of people going crazy on this beats you love to death.



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