Glamour Of The Kill, All Forgotten
20th January 2009
Escape The FateGlamour
Of The Kill All
Escape The Fate made their first tour to the UK
in January having built up their reputation in the
US and they can’t have played to many more
riotous crowds than the one at Leeds Cockpit.
The Las Vegas four piece have cancelled three planned
UK tours and it seems despite them never playing
over here that their reputation has preceded them.
They received a massive reception in Leeds from
a crowd who knew every word and revelled in Craig
Mabbit’s vocal performance.
The two support bands, Glamour Of The Kill and
All Forgotten both did their jobs in terms of
warming the crowd up as there was a real atmosphere
all the way through. All Forgotten gave solid
performance as the first band on, getting the
crowd involved and even starting a circle pit
and overall played a lot better than they did
at Manchester a couple of days previously.
Glamour Of The Kill showed their continued promise
as a band with another impressive performance.
Hailing from York just down the road, a lot of
the crowd had heard and seen Glamour before giving
them an advantage that most support bands don’t
get. They’re a confident group anyway which
is clear from the way they play and sound and
the warmth of their huge reception will have done
no harm to that confidence whatsoever. Craig Mabbit
even came on at the end of their set to sing on
Rise From Your Grave which was a nice touch.
The euphoria in the build up to Escape The Fate’s
appearance was almost scary. The Cockpit was literally
heaving with the audience squashed sideways like
tinned sardines. They opened with Flood, the first
released track off their new album and went onto
play other songs both old and new including Reverse
This Curse, The Apocalypse and This War Is Ours.
Without really being my style of music, Mabbit
does have an incredible vocal range. He has the
ability to scream full blooded in one line and
be singing in the next. He covers most of the
different styles of vocals in the band which is
a rarity. He was showered in kisses from adoring
fans spilling onto the stage and I thought he
had hurt himself when he climbed on a lighting
pole and dropped off but he was soon back on the
stage singing his heart out.
Already popular in their home country, I don’t
think it will be long before they are world renowned
as one of the leading bands in their genre.
Escape The Fate 4/5
Glamour Of The Kill 4/5
A ll Forgotten 2/5
Review By Alan Brown
Craig Mabbitt (Vocals) Bryan Money (Guitar, Vocals)
Max Green (Bass) Robert Ortiz (Drums)
Of The Kill
Davey (Vocals, Bass) Mike (Guitar, Vocals) Chris (Guitar, Vocals) Ben (Drums, Vocals)
Jonathon Thorne (Vocals) Steven Foy (Guitar) Daniel Wheeler (Guitar) Thomas Peacock (Bass) Chris Velissarides (Drums)