There is absolutely no let up for the next ninety minutes, blending thrash and punk, as Kyle Thomas bounds around the stage showing off the obvious influence, both in vocal style and stage presence, he had on Phil Anselmo prior to the release of Pantera’s ‘Cowboys from Hell’.
Words & Pictures: Adrian Hextall \ MindHex Media There aren’t many bands whose last output was some 25 years ago that can pack out a venue like the Roundhouse not once but two nights in succession. The Sisters of Mercy are not however your average band going through the motions on the nostalgia circuit. They […]
The what-are-soon-to-be classics from the new album, ‘Unleashed’, ‘The Crownless King’, ‘I Am Broken Too’ and ‘The Signal Fire’, seamlessly fit into set.
The encore though was the moment of pure magic for me. Adding Light Years from the new album into the encore was a stroke of genius as it sat perfectly in between possibly some of the greatest tracks the band have ever recorded.
With Matt Fuller playing lead guitar and jumping about with a huge grin on his face and Michael John Adams on the other side just being the most smoothest and mellow bass player but also enjoying himself ridiculously, that feeling fed into the crowd as they played hit after hit.
Some bands incorporate myriads of lasers into their shows, some have live trapeze artists and giant robots (Muse, I’m looking at you) but few bands put so much effort into their own performance as this young group.
The Hu came onto the stage to huge cheers and whoops from all of us and wow they pack out th stage, not only do they have their four members there but they also have an additional four people on stage ranging from a modern day drum kit to traditional drums and electric guitars.
Wearing a simple black dress and adorned with tattoos and flowing rockers hair, Beth’s talent does not need pyrotechnics and a massive all singing all dancing stage show.
As soundchecks go, there’s no half-arsed check of instrumentation, the band run through both old and new material, the latter giving us an insight into what to expect later this year.
Words and Pictures: Adrian Hextall \ MindHex Media There’s more than a hint of all of the bands that I grew up listening to on both the studio output and live performances from The Struts. All too often we are faced with live bands these days that are technically proficient and yes, they may even […]