Casey Jones took to this tiny stage with
full pelt; they were loud, heavy, and in your
face. Lead singer Josh James had a real presence
about him, he sang into the crowd, even jumping
down to the floor and participating in the mini-pit
that had been created. It seems Josh James liked
to tell a story; they were many told throughout
the small amount of time they had allocated to
them. I feel it necessary to point out their little
story about ‘’butthash’’.
Josh explained first of all what this was [FYI-
Huffing the methane that comes from placing ones
own fecal matter in a tube and letting the methane
be created] This story ended with the sentence
– you’ve gotta be pretty fucked up
when you have to huff your own shit. They blasted
through the rest of their performance and got
an amazing reaction from the crowd. Just a shame
they won’t be touring the UK again.
German-born Nasty were… well, nasty. Their
vocalist looked like an East 17 reject with his
oversized clothes and beanie balanced on the top
of his head. They seemed angry without reason,
and at times, downright miserable. There was no
effort or enthusiasm to their set and no stage
presence, which resulted in completely no interest
from the audience. When the lead singer did attempt
an interaction, he mumbled so much that no one
could understand a word he was saying. Their drummer
deserves a high five though, pretty much the only
thing that kept my interest during their set.
Aaron Bedard gave it his all with Bane on stage,
admittedly, he looked slightly out of place in
his oversized basketball t-shirt and baseball
cap, but I listened with open ears nonetheless.
He entertained the crowd, although slightly ruined
for me by the incessant ‘straight edge’
bollocks. They were funky in places, however there
didn’t seem to be any consistency with Bane.
They had my attention until their guitarist/backing
vocalist started singing like a girl.
Evergreen Terrace grabbed most people’s
attention the second they walked on stage. Everyone
seemed to go crazy for them. Despite being a few
more straight edge kids they put on a great show.
They were lively, upbeat, and cheesy metal at
its finest. Everyone ‘bopped’ along
one way or another; It was hard not to. They performed
their cover of ‘Mad World’ which was
incredibly well received. Evergreen Terrace are
heavy when they need to be, and have a real good
balance between the two genres. Good fun ‘melodic
It seemed like we’d waited a lifetime to
see Unearth. Finally, at almost 11:20pm they took
to the stage. AndHoly Shit, it was worth the wait.
I think my ears started to bleed when they struck
their first note. This shit was loud, fucking
loud. Unearth drew every single body in that room
closer to the stage, and it was then that we saw
the most epic pit of the night. Vocalist Trevor
Phipps knew how to please his audience and performed
impeccably throughout the entire show. His vocals
were on key for every syllable, every note strum
on the guitars was where it was supposed to be.
It’s almost impossible to not get involved
when this band is doing its thing. Definitely
go and check out Unearth if you get the chance,
your ears will bleed and you will probably get
smacked in the face from the pit; no matter where
you are standing. But fuck, that’s a good
Casey Jone 4/5
Evergreen Terrace 3/5
Review By Karlie M