Sometimes, somebody simply “gets it right”. Very often we cover gigs where the support bands are simply ‘on the same label’ as the headliner and the label is just looking to promote a band that has no place being in the same building as the main act as their musical styles are poles apart. Not so with this line up. Someone with a clear eye (and ear) for the right mix has wisely blended some of the finest symphonic and power metal you’ll find in Europe at the moment. As such a three band bill (that often can result in you standing there wishing the time away until the headline act appears) for once is very very welcome indeed.
Having released three albums since 2008, the band’s only live experience in the UK to date has been on the Five Finger Death Punch tour in 2013. As they return to their first headline show in London the crowd swells but could, as noted, have been so much more with some decent media publicity.
Chu and Olsen return for some sublime orchestral work before the band return for final song ‘Rebirthing’. A great way to finish a show and judging by the smiles on the faces of band and audience alike a triumphant debut headline show for the band as well. Don’t be surprised to see Skillet headlining a venue 3-4 times the size of the Academy within the next 12 months.