You know something magical is gonna take place when 11,000+ people gather at a medical college. And it was indeed pure magic. Finland’s very own Poets of the Fall played an absolutely beautiful set as part of the Autumn Muse festival organized by St.John’s Medical College, Bangalore on 29th August 2015. It was a special Charity Gig, the annual fund raiser of St. John’s Medical College for Leukemia Patients.
The opening act was performed by the sensational Girish and The Chronicles. The Sikkim boys performed 7 brillaint tracks. Along with 3 of their own compositions, the band also belted tracks by the mighty Led Zeppelin, Guns ‘N Roses and AC/DC. The bands compositions from their debut album “Back on Earth” met all expectations. The covers got the crowd going with Girish on the vocals and Suraz Sun on the lead guitars doing a perfect job . The mood was set for the big act.
It was worth the wait as the guys from Helsinki did not disappoint. The crowd was treated to a setlist of about 16 songs. With a perfect balance between songs from the new album “Jealous Gods” and tracks from their previous albums, the band sent the crowd into a daze. The ever charming Maco Saaresto on vocals mesmerized the crowd with his voice and ocasional dance moves. Olli Tukiainen absolutely nailed it on the lead guitars with those captivating riffs and the rare guitar solos. The crowd also witnessed an instrumental song, “Rogue”, from the new album with all intrumentalists being flawless. It was a perfect end to the night as the band closed with their first ever song “Late Goodbye” and then finally the fan favourite and much anticipated “Carnival of Rust”.
It was a phenomenal live act and a night forever to cherish.
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