Eschewing their earlier metal core , screamo approach to music, the band are gradually morphing into a solid hard rock act
It’s all about us and the crowd and of course playing good but don’t fucking retire and kill yourself and drive yourself crazy because you’ve missed one thing.
30 years on, Levellers present a fresh take on classic material with an acoustic show that has to be seen
Swirls of smoke, LED palm trees on either side of the stage and a light show that, for a rap metal act, wasn’t back-lit leaving the vocalists in almost complete darkness.
Just have fun. Enjoy yourself, and have a laugh at something, whatever you choose to laugh at, and fucking dig heavy metal.
When a band has that pairing the songs suiting each of them equally, it opens up the songs to the rest of the band to embellish and Inglorious do this with ease.
The show perfectly balanced the Kiske era and Deris era albums as if they had always been destined for their careers to culminate in the ‘United’ series of shows
It may have taken seventeen years (in a row) for the LA parody glam metal quartet to cum to Ireland, but it took just a few hours to sell out tonight’s show in the Academy.
Old school metal fans may deride this genre, but its appeal to younger fans and readers of Kerrang! can’t be denied.
With a wry smile and a genuine sense of ‘job done’, Tate dropped the microphone and walked off.