The o2 Academy, the old faithful, the
perfectly sized venue for a 'small' gig, always
a good atmosphere, and very nearly always a good
show. That didn't change tonight! Vocalist Agnete
Kjølsrud completely owned the stage as
Djerv greeted the crowd, she is to Djerv as Skin
is to Skunk Anansie, she has a raw, sexual, feminine,
yet commanding power over her band and the audience,
instantaneously captivating every member of the
audience. Djerv were fresh, and oozed everything
that rock should be. These Norwegian metallers
had a really encapsulating vibe, and they certainly
drew the crowd in with their new single 'Headstone'.
I highly recommend checking these guys out, it's
worth it even if you just want to perve on Agnete.
But seriously, they are certainly heading in the
right direction, and we need them in the UK more
Ministry. What can I say? These guys have been
rocking it since before I was even a glint in
my mother's eye. They know their shit, they know
how to play, they know how to party. Front man
Al Jourgensen looks, well, a bit, mental, I guess.
But hell does that guy know how to completely
fucking OWN his crowd. They ran through hits old
and new, he talked to the crowd in between songs,
and you could tell he was having just as much
fun as we were. He was very physical with his
performance, really feeling the music as it played.
Guitarist Mike Scaccia played some blinding solos,
and every member knew how to work together to
compliment the entire performance. There were
images projected onto the screen behind them,
and there was strobe lights throughout the entire
show. This wasn't just a gig, not just watching
a band on a stage, this was an experience. My
ears were almost bleeding by the time I left,
they were loud, in your face, and doing what they
do best, Industrial awesomeness. Ministry definitely
aren't going anywhere soon. At least, let's hope
not, they're far too good.
Review By Karlie M