Review written by SUSANNE SINMARA!
The Dev, Terrorizer Magazine and UKEM Records hosted an evening of some fine UK metal last night, starting with ETHERNAL – who I sadly missed as the gig started rather early. I was told they did a good job though. FEVER SEA from Bristol play Atmospheric Prog Black Metal and were well received by the audience – due to the early start of the gig not that many people were present, but those that watched enjoyed it. Next up were local Black/Death Metal band AETERNUM. Blood splattered and technical tight they were playing as usual a good set in front of an ever-swelling crowd. By the time VERDELET came on stage there wasn’t much room left to watch the band. Their tight, fast and relentless Black Metal got the audience banging (as much as you could in such a tight space….).
Judging by the t shirts, OLD CORPSE ROAD had quite a few fans in the audience. The last album, ‘Tis Witching Hour – As Spectres We Haunt This Kingdom’ was their finest yet, and they played quite a few songs off this album. The Wild Voice Came was sung along by quite a few in the audience, alongside old OCR classics like ‘The Witch Of Wookey Hole’. Having the two guitarist and the bass player sing makes for a lot of variety live and brings their tales of English folklore perfectly into the Black Metal genre.