A little while ago, winter metal band Everfrost released their first live DVD of their show at The Circus, Helsinki. The live release contains behind the scenes footage as well as a selection of songs from their stop at the venue during the “Cold Nights” Finnish tour, including a catchy Ke$ha cover in Everfrost’s style.
We wrote an extensive review of their show at The Circus. Live footage, in my opinion, has the hard task to show what the atmosphere was like during the performances. Challenge accepted, is what Everfrost must have thought. Admittedly it’s a tricky thing to do because it depends on quite a lot of factors! However, in this case, the sound was mixed and mastered by keyboard player Benji Connely himself, who did a fantastic job. The sound of the show blends in nicely, all the elements stand out equally and it does capture the magic of the show. The video itself is great, although I would have liked to have a bit more variation perhaps, by adding a moving camera, which would zoom in on the musicians to give that extra “I’m a part of the show”-feeling. Small detail, though.
The package is a good way to get to know Everfrost musically since it focuses on most of their popular tracks and even contains a cover. Additionally, it’s also a package that introduces you to the people behind the music. The band has previously released some behind the scenes footage on their YouTube channel, which has been a lot of fun to watch. By adding the behind the scenes footage, the band offers the audience to be part of the journey together. And it truly is a funny video by itself.
I can only hope that they will continue this approach in the coming years. I’m sure there is a lot more of the story behind Everfrost to tell and already waiting for new material!
Watch one of the live videos here:
Full Video Setlist:
1. WELCOME TO EVERFROST (Intro)
2. THE LONESOME PRINCE
3. APPETITE FOR CANDLELIGHT
4. THE GLADES AND THE CRADLE
5. COLD NIGHT REMEDY
7. SILVER NIGHTS GOLDEN DREAMS
8. DIE YOUNG (Kesha cover)
9. CLOCKWORK WILDERNESS (feat Sami Korpikoski)
10. THREE TIER TERROR
Lineup during show:
Mikael Salo – Lead Vocals
Markus Laito – Lead Guitar
Benji Connelly – Keyboards
Allan C Hasanen – Bass
Matias Nieminen – Guitar
Joonas ‘James’ Salminen – Drums