On August the 666th 1999, the Medley was destroyed by a British hurricane known as Cradle Of Filth. Here are the details of this turbulent and orgasmic night :
Usurper was the first band to take the stage. They warmed up the audience for about a half an hour and closed their set with a cover of "Black Funeral" by Mercyful Fate. Not bad.
Next up were Rotting Christ. They delivered an excellent 40 minute performance. The only thing that went wrong was the singer's curious propensity to drop the microphone.
The last band to go on stage before Cradle was Necronomicon, a Montreal band who has an album coming out on August 30th called Pharaoh Of Gods. Their short set was very well received by the Montreal audience.
And that's when things started getting serious. Even
though the 3 opening bands were liked, the audience
had only one band in mind : Cradle. The fans were
growling like hungry lions, ready to jump anytime.
All of a sudden, a guy with red flashing horns sticks
his head out of the drawn curtains. The wind starts
to howl, the lights beam and the music rumbles like
thunder. And here comes an energetic Dani, dressed
in his famous leather costume with exposed titties,
growling "Bonjour" and they began with "Ebony Dressed
For SUNSEEEEEEET!!!" (gotta love the screeching!).
The diabolical musicians ripped the atmosphere with
gusto. He commands the troops : "I want to see some
violence tonight!!" The crowd promptly obeys (I have
a good bruise on my forehead to prove it)! So you
want violence? Here it is!! Dani dominates the stage
like a wild beast, but he's not the only one that
rules : Stuart is an undeniable and magnetic presence.
The setlist :
And that's how the Medley was completely destroyed by the best concert that Montreal has ever seen. Even with the cops.
Reviewed by: Black Malice