As we entered the Fleece it was already
pretty full with eager metal fans awaiting the
carnage that was hopefully about to take place.
The room was full of black t shirts, jeans and
long hair; just what we’d expect from a
And so the time came for Skeletonwitch to make
their presence known on stage. And so they did.
The crowd were slightly warming to them, but nothing
as much as you would hope for a band of this heaviness.
They were heavy, powerful and eager to please.
I guess they just need a few more people to listen
to their music, a few more fans, and they’ll
be well on their way!
Next up was Fleshgod Apocalypse. They certainly
blasted out some epic tunes, they were forceful;
and there was something about the death metal
riffs that pulled you in and captured your attention.
They were definitely pleasing the crowd as well,
with fans lined up around the front of the stage
to get closer to the action.
The Black Dahlia Murder – well, what can
I say? Pure brutality, pure mosh-abilty, pure
metal. Their music exploded all over the stage…
and into the crowd. My ears were welcoming the
strain they were being put under, it was dangerously
delightful. They put their all into this performance,
the crowd going mental for the mosh pit, every
pair of eyes in the house was on them, and no
one was distracted. Truth be told, I don’t
think anyone had the capability of being unfocused
on the power that was BDM. They ran few a few
old tracks, a few newer tracks, and each one was
as well received as the next. They had a real
energy on stage, even the quieter band members
seemed to emulate their presence to the fans.
This was proper mental, lose-your-shit metal at
it’s very best. This was one gig I definitely
didn’t want to end, although I think my
ears were grateful to have stopped bleeding! Y’know,
in a good way.
Flashgod Apocalypse 4/5
Black Dahlia Murder 4.5/5
Review By Karlie M