Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Zoo concert featuring Powerglove - Sep. 28th, 2011

September 28th was an interesting evening, with the bands The Absence, Blackguard, Powerglove, Sabaton and Evergrey playing at the Zoo. I didn't pay too much attention to Evergrey, who headlined and instead I was able to have a nice chat with the drummer, guitarist and vocalist of Powerglove after their set and asked them a few questions. After some relaxing after-show pipe-hits, we got into where Powerglove is headed, now that they have reached supreme infamy through rendering our childhood theme favourites into metal.

After gaining a lot of attention for their theme covers such as Tetris, Power Rangers, Legend of Zelda, and Pokemon (the latter having been performed with Sonata Arctica!) Powerglove have a bright future. I asked them about the possibility of releasing truly original music, and their drummer replied that they do indeed have original material. Their belief is that it is too soon to record or widely perform their own work until they gain a wider fan base. My belief is that their popularity will skyrocket when they unleash their full potential with fast, technical and delightfully tacky tunes.

As for their actual performance and stage presence, their drummer and vocalist/bassist eat up the stage and wear their plush clad well. Their guitarists sometimes seem stiff and shy, but with their high-hitched guitars, they do well performing amazing metal themes. I am very looking forward to seeing them again, and it was well known that most people came that night to see POWERGLOVE!!!
The Absence, on first

The awesome POWERGLOVE

True to their style

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