Breaking the monotony

Breaking the monotony

Breaking the monotony

The City saw a lot of hardcore metal fans at a concert by ‘HeavyWater’, held at the Alliance Francaise recently.  The venue came as a surprise for most fans but
it proved to be just right for the crowd.  There were a good mix of youngsters, professionals and children at the concert, who were eagerly looking forward for the band to start playing.

The band played different compositions like ‘Wicker Man’, ‘Blackened’, ‘Creeping Death’, ‘Breaking The Law’, ‘Paranoid’, ‘Rock Bottom’, ‘Catch The Rainbow’, ‘Is This Love’, ‘Fade To Black’, ‘Whiskey In The Jar’, ‘With or Without You’ and other numbers.  The crowd was excitedly clapping and swaying to the different pieces and one even saw children dancing and singing along with the artistes.

The band comprised of professionals living in the City who originally hail from Manipur.
Abu Mairembam, the rhythm guitarist of ‘HeavyWater’, has been a part of the band since 2006. He said that the concert was a respite for the band. “After a week of stress and tension, it is a big relief to come and jam with the group,” said Abu.

Talking about the different compositions that they usually play, Abu said that that most of the pieces include ‘a bit of aggression, violence and dissatisfaction’.  Many in the crowd said that the performance was one-of-its-kind. Ringo Pebam, a music enthusiast, said that the speciality about the concert was that all the performers were professionals from different fields and put up a great show.

“I love this genre of music. There were a mix of compositions which the band performed. The vocal rendition was appreciable too,” shared Ringo. Others who haven’t had a chance to listen to metal music for a while said that this was a refreshing experience. “I haven’t had a chance to go to a good concert for a long while and it was a good feeling.

Nowadays, the scene is more of fusion and this was a welcome break,” said Balan B, a member of the audience.

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