A translation of our gig review from On The Rocks can be read below and found in the PRESS section.
NAUZEA – On The Rocks / 12.4.2012
When you think that Nauzea performs for the first time and they want a report to be written, the show is on a Thursday and the audience is missing so as a critic unfortunately I must take a skeptical attitude to what the future holds. Gigs and performing are interaction between the performer and the audience and if the latter is missing it will affect what happens on the stage.
For these reasons it is refreshing to see a band like Nauzea making an exception to the rule by taking the stage beginning to dismantle their rage whether the size of the audience is 20 or 200.
Nauzea has stage presence and energy even to share it with other bands that are unable to accomplish it for themselves and the set stays together nicely. Influences can be heard from Metallica and Machine Head but no direct example comes to mind.
Less known bands often have the problem that their stage-show remains very flat and to the viewer’s eye it seems that the band is performing mainly for themselves either staring at the ceiling, floor or their instruments.
Delightfully Nauzea sidesteps this mine too and the audience is approached between and during the songs.
The bands guitarist Yang excels particularly well and receives a feather in his cap for his performing skills.
The band seems to take itself seriously and why shouldn’t they. The music sounds great and works well live.
Review by : Jarta Ikonen / 12.4.2012