On stage, the performance is enthusiastic and impeccable in its delivery, and the seasoned musicians show no signs of weariness.
It can be strange to see this form of idolisation come from one of rock’s very own success stories but, in many ways, Joe was our guide on this journey through the Ian Hunter and Mott back catalogues and, for all intents and purposes, his Down ‘n’ Outz did a fantastic job of bringing some old, and perhaps even forgotten, classics back to life.
The band finished the performance with an energetic rendition of “Fragile Dreams” from “Alternative 4”. Whilst it would have been excellent to hear some of the material from “Judgement” or a “Fine Day to Exit”, it has to be accepted that the band are keen to move forward and it would be impossible now with such a rich catalogue to please all corners.
One of the most anticipated gigs of the last few years in Belfast. Carcass made a welcome return after almost a 20 year absence. This was their 4th performance in Belfast and their biggest to date
No doubt however regarding the technical abilities of the Amon musicians…Cant love it all I guess-that’s what makes us individuals…I did enjoy some of the finer technical and crafted melodies in some of the bands songs. Guess there is a glimmer of hope for me then-and I would never say never to venturing along to give Amon Amarth a second chance.
So I started Philm you know when I noticed that the band in a way health wise was crumbling, not only with Jeff, but with Tom and Kerry doesn’t take care of himself. He should be careful. Well I’m not going to tell him that.
Interview with Tony Asta (Guitars) (Battlecross)
In conclusion some pre-judged prejudices regarding death metal were borne out, however there were also other aspects that I did admit to finding surprisingly pleasing. While there wasn’t a full blown conversion to the dark and death metal side, I have certainly become a little more open-minded with regard to its appeal and merits.
I was left feeling remarkably surprised by a band that I once had genuine distaste for which is an incredible feeling to be left with, and with that, I applaud The Darkness.