By Christos Minos
… around 22:30 for Poem to climb the stage. The band had dropped off the radar after their promising debut album until the much-anticipated second album Skein Syndrome brought them back to the fore in a spectacular fashion. Upon this album, they set up a show embellished by a lot of tension and atmosphere and riveted the audience for a solid sixty minutes. The guitarist/vocalist George Prokopiou was in an extremely good mood who, in spite of his double duty he had taken over, was in the lead of their attempt to convince even the most demanding listener. From the starter Passive Observer onwards (a dash of Soen), their modern progressive metal with a lot of alternative references imbued with a lyrical melancholy kept us in a pleasant vigilance. The material of their second album had the lion’s share and was performed impeccably and became plain why it was so critically acclaimed. Their show peaked with the song Weakness where the crowd was appointed with the task to sing along with the band in a magnificent song which became a completely different beast when played live. Shortly before the end, Giant awoke memories from the past. For the end, the extremely technical Remission of Birth bid farewell to the audience that witnessed the huge progress the band has made and the admirable way they performed their songs.