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Joe Elliott’s Down ‘n’ Outz / Vega at the Limelight, Belfast, 17th December 2014

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.

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Anathema live at Limelight 2, Belfast on September 18th, 2014

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.

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Amon Amarth and Darkest Era live at Limelight, Belfast on August 12th, 2014

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.

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Kataklysm, Krisiun and Fleshgod Apocalypse Live at Limelight 2 in Belfast on January 16th, 2014

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.