Sisters Of Mercy, Mani Deum // Gazi Music Hall, Athens, Greece // 06.12.2015

Growing up your first musical hearings become something unique inside you. Something very personal and untouchable like legends. One of those legends visited us a few days ago. SISTERS OF MERCY is the musical expression of Andrew Eldritch. A very eccentric but talented guy.

While entering the Gazi Music Hall I was amazed by the place. I wish In the future to watch more live events there. Now I’ve never heard before Mani Deum and for that I will whip myself forever. They prefer to describe their music as infected folk ‘n roll. And whether you agree or not these guys create beautiful music. They have a lot of influences but the mixing and the way they present their music is all theirs. I don’t want to describe their music because my knowledge is limited to this kind but I would strongly recommend to check them out wright away. For almost an hour they made an incredible appearance and from the audience screams we surely enjoyed them a lot!!

Now the Music Hall was amazingly full. The hour was 10:30 and the smoke machines made the place extremely fogy. And finally the time had come. SISTERS OF MERCY finally on stage and live. And playing my favorite song of them “More”. Andrew’s voice was in great shape regardless his latest illness. And the party continued with “Ribbons”, “crash And Burn”, “Doctor Jeep/ Detonation Boulevard”, “Body Electric”, “Amphetamine Logic”, “Alice”, “Arms”, “No Time To Cry” (another loved one), “Gift That Shines” (cover), “Dominion/Mother Russia”, “Summer”, “Jihad”(cover), “Valentine” and “Flood II”. At the whole time mastermind Eldritch was in constantly movement, singing with his particular ,and loved from us, way.

But this was not the end. Not by far. The band (Eldritch, the 2 guitarists and mr Avalance the drum machine) came out again and gave us a mini best of. “Something Fast”, “Lucretia My Reflection”, “Vision Thing” for the first encore to make us babbling like fools and dancing even worse. And “First And Last And Always”, Temple Of Love” and “This Corrosion” for the second encore leaving us wondering how the hell the time has passed so fast!!

As I said in the beginning mr. Eldritch is a very talented guy but also eccentric person and you could say that watching him on stage. How he moved, how he sings and by his facial expressions. He is an amazing performer and gives to his band his essence so that the result can be as unique as him. As for me, another dream came true. To watch a live show from SISTERS OF MERCY. I can surely thank my father for brought their music to my ears. Hopefully until next time…..cheers boys and girls!!