You wait 30 years for a classic album to be played in full and then 3 turn up at once. I’m sure I’ve heard that somewhere before but I digress… this gig, for me, was a big deal. It’s not called The Big 3-0 for nothing.
With the typical The Voice audience being a real mixed bag and not just your classic rock fan base, it’s no surprise that a show like this delivers the goods to the wide spectrum of people that have come through the doors of the Hard Rock Hotel where the show has been resident since 2017.
Review by Brendan O’Mahony Pictures by Anamaria Meiu Where once roamed behemoths such as Led Zeppelin, Rush and CCR, Rock’n’roll at its finest is an ever more increasingly difficult thing to find in the modern musical landscape so when it arrives on your doorstep it would be foolish to ignore. Having first witnessed The Darkness […]
With ‘Point Blank’ and ‘Catch Me If You Can’, also taken from the recent EP, they have tunes stacked with hooks that would make even the most stoic of people dance.
The phrase ‘lose yourself in the music’ would also be appropriate as there were several moments when I found myself, eyes closed, listening to the music feeling like I was the only person present in the audience.
FFDP finally comes on stage ahead of their monster production set, promptly and ready to ignite the night. Front man Ivan Moody seems in good spirits after his well documented battles with his own demons; trials and tribulations he has seemed to conquer as it may seem.
Last but not least, As I Lay Dying. Words can’t even describe how truly incredible their set was. I think I speak for everyone when I say, a few years ago I never would’ve expected to be seeing this band again and after seeing this set, I’m so glad I was able to. From the opening note to the last chord, they did not let up and their set was filled with bangers. Opening with “Blinded” they started on high energy and kept it there the whole night. Their set was also a great mix of old and new.
It’s amazing that their music manages to sound classic and at the same time new and fresh across the board – perhaps their songs are vampires too – timeless and immortal!!
This chilly night ends with “School’s Out/Another Brick In The Wall” and as the early week crowd heads out to of the Concert Hall, we are reminded once again how honored we are to witness another Rock legend, and also have a chance to share an experience with so many other Alice fans. Last but not least, we survived another butchery and his minions we’re very well satisfied. Until next time freaks!!!