Archive for September, 2012

Twisted Species and Captain Horizon at The Roadhouse

September 13, 2012

It was great to finally see Twisted Species at The Roadhouse last night.  Their set did them a lot of justice and brought out their well honed skills, aswell as their varied musical influences and chemistry as a band.  I enjoyed listening to their live material and they pulled off a cover of Blackstone Cherry’s ‘White Trash Millionaire’ brilliantly.  The vocalist really stands out and his vocal qualities hold such earthy maturity as to remind me of Paul Weller.  A great blues rock sound, appearing funky in places and combining a wide variety of influences to create a unique sound, Twisted Species are a band to watch! Find them on facebook!

 

Captain Horizon just blew my mind, rocked my world and touched the metal core of my soul to such an extent that words are hard to come by.  In fact, I suspect that no words can fully do justice to the sheer metallic magnitude of their set.  If ever there was a band on whose music I’m hooked on first listen, it’s Captain Horizon.  This was one of those occasions on which I was truly awestruck by the scale of the immensity of metal proficiency, beauty and absolute passion so evident in their music.  Captain Horizon have command of the term ‘metal’ and it’s criminal that they’re not yet signed!  Look out for their EP Radiostasis and their forthcoming album, due out in December. Check out www.captainhorizon.co.uk or find them on facebook for more info.

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Martyr de Mona at The Roadhouse

September 3, 2012

Great set from Martyr de Mona at The Roadhouse last night.  Well worth seeing and for my first time watching them live, I was highly impressed.  They demonstrated real competence and immediately eased into an explosive and heartfelt set, which was extremely enjoyable.
Playing tracks from both the Eva EP and the debut album, along with a new track, ‘Contagion’, MDM enabled the audience to see their musical progressions and they’re getting heavier all the time.  The band also did themselves and everyone else proud, by demonstrating a really professional, positive and cheerful attitude, which will go a long way.  Well done guys.  Keep up the great work and please play ‘Departed’ and ‘Saving Grace next time).