Eluveitie returned to the greater Chicagoland area playing The Forge in Joliet, IL. Although I consider myself a big fan of Eluveitie I missed their last few visits to Chicagoland due to prior engagements. Because of this, this was my first time seeing the band with their new lineup. I didn’t know what to expect, but I very much enjoyed their performance. Although Lead Vocalist Chriegel Glanzmann’s was absent due to a family emergency the band opted to perform, and perform they did. Fabienne Erni lead the band with powerful vocals that stole the show and delivered one hell of a performance for her own birthday show. She was assisted on vocals by the very talented Adrienne Cowan from Seven Spires and Jukka Pelkonen from Omnium Gatherum who equally split up the parts by taking turns on stage from song to song and then coming together and both singing on the band’s final song of the evening, “Inis Mona” Not to focus only the vocals though as the whole band performed amazingly and gave the packed venue a phenomenal experience that many will not forget anytime soon.
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