Gun dogs are a Local Birmingham band heavily promoted
by a former Kerrang radio Dj with aspirations
of making it big, There an 4 piece hard rock band,
the sound is nice and full, the duel female vocals
are nice and easy on the ear, but they seem to
lack any adventure in their songs, the songs ain't
bad but they seem a bit middle of the road though,
there safe songs, not pushing the boundaries of
the heavy rock, but that being said, it’s
better to get it right than get it wrong, the
guitar has plenty of riffs in the songs, drumming
is good as is the bass playing, bit more adventure
in the songs and you got a really decent band
making good songs, and they look great too!
The Defiled, are a great hard rock band tons and
tons of energy, I think the key board player is
on another planet, the whole band rocking and
rolling on that tiny stage, this dirty 5 piece
hard rock band are really rocking the joint with
songs such as resurrection. 1988, call to arms,
It's good to see them having fun, and the crowd
being more responsive for this second act. They
got a nice full dirty sound with decent riffs
pretty good and an attitude to match, top cheese!!
Main support are Exit 10, the vocalist voice is
shot and no wear near as powerful as normal due
to illness, but it gets better as it goes on,
they got some good song s this band a good mix
of melody and heavy riffs that are on the most
part pretty decent. The bands performance could
be a bit more lively, but they do enough to entertain,
and they even got a fair few fans in the crowd,
some even chipping in a few lyrics when the mic
is in there grill. Toward the end of the set they
really get into the groove, the vocalist voice
clears up, and the band really come to life, better
late than never!
I learnt something surprising that all the bands
on this tour are doing it for free, nifty!!
Sylosis are the headliner, this 4 piece metal
band really know how to rock and roll it's pretty
much nonstop all the way through the set, some
of the guitar parts are a little over cooked in
places less may have been more in some instances.
Some of the dogs could Auvergne been shorter too
but this is a minor gripe really. They've got
some really good metal songs that tick all the
boxes in all the right places bit over loud though!,
got a few epic sounding songs that would sound
way better in a bigger room with a bigger stack
of speakers. They've got a majority of fans out
front head banging and mosh pits a roaring by
a dedicated few, good to see in such a small room.
Roll on next year!!!
Gun Dogs 3/5
The Defiled 4/5
Exit Ten 4/5
Review Robert Lawrence