up tonight is 3 piece Irish band, Axis Of. A heavy
drum lead band with some pretty impressive riffs
thrown in. I've said this before about first supports
but, it's always hard being first up with just
a handful of people listening to you. The lads
play a good short set tonight, even getting the
tiny crowd to sing back to one track!
Single Mothers are LOUD! Hailing from Ontario,
Canada, with a hard punk rock sound and screaming
is quite a gritty track with slight melodic undertones
in parts and gets the crowd warmed up quite well,
although I think most are just eager for The Bronx
Finishing up a fast paced, high energy set with
song 'Babies', which is a song about Babies we
And finally, The Bronx arrive on stage to a huge
applause and kick the set off with the mighty
'Unholy Hand' from their latest album, Bronx IV.
The crowd are going absolutely insane already
with pockets of potential crowd surfing forming,
the atmosphere is just mental...in a good way.
Continuing the set with 'False Alarm' and 'Shitty
Future', frontman Matt gets amongst the fans for
most of this, and it's like adding Mentos to Diet
Coke, just crazy!
Taking it back a bit, 'Six Days A week' and 'Rape
Zombie' continue to keep the crowd on their toes,
and inbetween tracks there is plenty of banter
with the band encouraging more crowd surfing and
to ignore the 'whackass metal baracades'.
we come towards the end of this highly charged
,physically exhausting set, there is just no let
up as The Bronx rip it up some more with 'They
Will Kill Us (without mercy) ', 'History's Stranglers',
closing the set with 'Heart Attack American'.
An epic atmosphere, an even more epic band, what
Axis Of 2/5
Single Mothers 2/5
The Bronx 5/5
Review By Jude Onions