Archive for August, 2011

Review of Black Wednesday at Scruffy’s

August 18, 2011

The Black Wednesday comeback gig at Scruffy Murphy’s tonight was a resounding metallic success!  The songs are fast, furious, upbeat, melodic and power driven.  The band are tight and empassioned and I’m very glad they’re back!  Fabulous riffs, brilliantly frenetic drumming and amazing vocals.  These guys have stage presence in a big way and can warm an audience to them immediately.  Every track was immense, but ‘End of Time’ has to be the killer.  Tonights set even included two awesome covers of ‘Disorder’ and ‘Enter Sandman’.  A short but perfectly executed set.  I hope to be seeing much more of Black Wednesday in the near future.  Check them out on facebook.

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Review of Marc Malone at The Flapper

August 7, 2011

Marc Malone were on top form last night at The Flapper.  The new 3-piece line-up works well.  The passion and energy that each band member threw into the half-hour set last night was exciting and commendable.  It was a pleasant surprise to hear Marc performing the vocals for the first time.  His voice is well-suited to the songs.  George really came into his own on the bass, as did Azizi on the drums.  The whole set was well delivered, the timing perfect and the effort 100% as usual.  Having now seen them as a 3-piece, I have to say that this was definitely the best set I’ve ever seen the band perform.  Check them out on facebook, soundcloud and twitter.