Carlski's Gig Blog: Also Featuring Arbitrary Strangeness!

I go to loads of gigs, reviews of which will appear here, with added bouts of other strangeness!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Defenders Of The Faith - 25/04/08

Comedy day out this! After an afternoon of swilling pints in various Manchester hostelries, we got into the Manchester Academy at about 6:50, things went wrong instantly, JB's current favourites 3 Inches Of Blood, had come on immensely early, and we only saw the last two songs, which were very good! This pissed JB off immediately!

The next band up was Devildriver, who were alright, but not brilliant! Honk seemed to like them, but after an incident with a plastic sword, he decided enough was enough and lobbed his pint and pissed off! We were now one down....

The next band up was Opeth which were the band I was most looking forward to, and they were, well disappointing to say the least, they didn't get good until half way through the second to last song. They sounded constantly out of tune and frontman Mikael Akerfeldt appeared to have had several pints too many before the show! At this point JB decided that they were shit and that he was off outside for a fag. Unfortunately they would let him back in...

The final band was Arch Enemy, and there was just myself and Junior left to watch them. After a disappointing night, Arch Enemy saved the day! They fu@kin' ruled, they were tight fast and aggressive! Front woman, Angela Gossow had incredible stage presence and insanely evil voice, think the demon voice from The Exorcist!!! Brilliant!

The next gig is this coming Friday at Leeds Rios! 3 Inches Of Blood's own headlining show. More after.


At 8:49 pm, Blogger SomebodyElse said...

Well done Carl for keeping the blog going, always look out for your posts. Is Rio's in Leeds now, not Bradford, or both? Keep it up, a lot better than the nauseating Facebook.


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