Catharsis Concert in Iran
Reviewer: Azadeh Azad (Guest Reviewer) - 2012-08-01
Highlights: Most of the show was amazing
Catharsis's concert was performed in a governmental salon in the western part of Tehran. It was very surprising that a metal concert was about to be performed in a governmental salon!! It seems that an important person arranged the salon and the license...
The band entered the salon for sound check a few hours before the concert, since they could not perform the sound test while the employees of that governmental place were working there. They were very cautious to prevent any problem before the performance. So they started the sound check very late, only 1 hour before the concert. After the sound check and arranging the light and flash dances, people entered the salon and the concert started at 6:15 pm.
The first part included covering of these tracks: Beethoven's 5th Symphony (by Trans Siberian Orchestra), Glasgow kiss (by John Petrucci), Stream of Consciousness (by Dream Theater), Forgotten (by Joe Satriani), Hollow years (by Dream Theater) and Mourn (by Sentenced). After this the lead of the band, Shahab Sadeghi (guitars) introduced the band members (Mahdi Rahimdokht; guitars, Khashayar Ravangar; Drums, Faraz Jabbari; Bass Guitar and Sam Mazaheri; Keyboards, and talked to people and announced a 10 minute break. After the break he talked to the people again and introduced the songs of the second part. It included Nemesis (Arch Enemy), Burning Angel (Arch Enemy), Without Judgment (Death), Dread and the Fugitive Mind (Megadeth) and the ending track
During the concert the flash dances of the light, the fire flames and the noise of the people made the concert very amazing and people really enjoyed the concert. Specially when the band was performing Dread and The Fugitive Mind, people were over excited and made a lot of noise, and could not help headbanging and showing devil horns.