The pandemic threatens the current and future state of live music. This makes having venues that ensure a safe environment for concerts extremely important. Beta2300 is one such place – their dedicated team consistently worked to maintain the connection between artists and fans intact despite the troubling conditions the past few months (and they are still at it).

With limited capacity and extra measures to make sure everyone stays safe but still enjoys live music the way it should be enjoyed, Beta2300 hosted another great show on the 28th of November. Having the pleasure of observing part of the magic, I want to share an overview in case you missed your chance to attend the death metal outburst that took place.

Wayward Dawn captured by Miglė Černevičiūtė

The stars of the night were Wayward Dawn and Bloodgutter – both bands made up for one memorable night of shredding instrumentals, gruesome vocals, and energy outbreak. Bloodgutter warmed up the place well with a warning of what the event was all about. Thundering instrumentals with rapid-fire tempo and powerful vocals hyped the crowd up and marked the start of a worthwhile death metal night.

Typically for Beta2300 events, the limitations in regards to the virus didn’t stop the crowd from having a blast. The energy was outstanding and it only kept getting stronger and stronger with the progress of the show.

Bloodgutter captured by Miglė Černevičiūtė

Wayward Dawn took over the stage with a bang – a progressive start of crisp instrumentals followed by anthem-like growls. Rasmus Johansen and Kasper Petersen wielded the guitar and bass respectively while simultaneously delivering impressively long growls and powerful vocals. This is quite an achievement in itself, but guitarist Jacob Kristensen and drummer Lukas Nysted didn’t fall behind with vicious solo parts taking the spotlight occasionally.

Wayward Dawn operated like a well-oiled machine bringing the monstrous soundscape and violent rhythms from their discography to life. The audience also got a taste of some upcoming material helping elevate the already ecstatic atmosphere even more. Aggressive fast-paced tracks shifted with slow, crushing pieces to ensure diversity and show the versatility of the band.

Wayward Dawn captured by Miglė Černevičiūtė

The band draws inspiration from old-school death metal and adds their original modern touch to the genre to create a reinvented manifestation of heavy music. Their energy didn’t decrease even for a second during the action-packed set. It was contagious – lots of headbanging and support from the crowd during the savage roars were a noteworthy part of the show.

Wayward Dawn captured by Miglė Černevičiūtė

With melodic build-ups, sudden changes of pace and tempo, and synchronized instrumentals Wayward Dawn dominated the Beta2300 stage effectively. They delivered a high-class death metal demonstration constructing a world of nihilistic human and societal decay for the audience. The energy was overflowing and excitement was hard to conceal – the band shredded in unison and the crowd took part of the performance actively.

Wayward Dawn captured by Miglė Černevičiūtė

Beta2300 got taken over by hardcore music outbursts again – the show was a pleasure to see and a true privilege considering the state of live music right not. Follow the page of the venue for similar events and good vibes – shows are happening almost every week.

Don’t neglect Wayward Dawn  and Bloodgutter as well – those are your bands in case you want a demonstration of old-school death metal charm with a modern twist.

Wayward Dawn on Spotify                                                               

Wayward Dawn on YouTube                                                           

WAyward Dawn on Instagram                                                                          

Wayward Dawn on Facebook

Bloodgutter on Facebook

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