Words & Pictures – Adrian Hextall / MindHex Media As a spotty faced teenager, I fell in love with the Tamworth terrors that were (and thankfully are once again) Wolfsbane. The four piece, who in 1989 didn’t yet know that their vocalist would go on to become the voice of Iron Maiden during the mid […]
If I had to nail my colours to the mast and pick just one song to be included live, I’d say ‘Equilibrium’ as it really triggers memories of the EMF of old but feels fresh and modern in the same instant.
Played in London in a small venue like The Water Rats, the show felt like the sort of hot sweaty affair you wish you’d been able to attend as a teenager in the 70s and 80s when gigs were all about bands that put in hard graft with the desire to succeed and make something of themselves.
Paradise Lost know just when and how to release the pressure without taking their foot of the pedal and those moments of light in the gloom fired the crowd up.
If Bigfoot could play guitar, his idol would be Jack Hutchinson. The bowler-hatted musician sports more hair and beard than an 80 year old grandmother at a child’s birthday party.
Ian Dench was clearly having a blast, talking about learning to play and how performing in The 100 Club was a dream come true for him given he was on the same stage that The Sex Pistols had played on and it was them, back in the 1970s that inspired him to play.
A show and a half from a band that have taken the current situation in the UK (and the rest of the world) and drawn enough energy from it to really make a statement that needs to be heard once more.
Benji often banters with the crowd and ensures maximum enjoyment, for my personal favourite ‘That’s my Jam’ he separates the crowd and assigns them different parts of the song
As the classic Holy Water had finished ringing in our ears, the band played a couple more numbers including I Don’t Need Your Loving, and then Tim Prottey-Jones returned to the stage to help perform on Eye Of The Storm