Pairing Dan Reed Network with an Extreme crowd was a master stroke and one that should see them reap the benefits in the months that follow.
The Amity Affliction is certainly the band of the night for me, and my sentiments seem justified by the reaction of the audience, half my age.
The cheer that greeted Backyard Babies guitarist Dregen almost lifted the roof of The Garage. They then proceeded to lay waste to some of the Super$hit 666 songs as well as a storming cover of Motörhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’.
This show was part of The Long Goodbye tour giving the expectation that it could also be the band’s last.
The audience are screaming for an encore and Mikko walks on stage and starts to sing the beautiful ballad Wanderlust.
The tribal chanting of “Whoa Oh Oh ….” from the crowd before the expected and much loved opener of ‘Ready To Rock’, just cemented my view that Airbourne are clasping the baton firmly,
It’s not hard to see why Opeth are so popular. They are extremely talented musicians and have produced epic orchestrations of progressive (death) metal.
The immense energy on stage is reciprocated by the front rows of the audience…
There cannot be a bad word said against any of the acts on stage this evening, with each one giving their best possible performance.
I can’t imagine a more appropriate way to spend Halloween night than in the company of Dani Filth and his ghoulish garrison of gothic cohorts.