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Concerts36 Crazyfists / All Hail The Yeti / Shvpes @ Rescue Rooms Nottingham UK 13/02/15

Posted on Monday, March 09 2015 @ 08:59:13 CDT by Dean Pedley
Heavy Metal The gigs are rolling through town thick and fast, with one band returning after a little hiatus and another band making its debut UK tour, SoT was once again on hand to check out some live ear bashing.

It's Friday the 13th,whilst many people choose to stay indoors for fear of 'bad things' happening it's good to see such a strong crowd turn out for this gig, even more so considering Monster Magnet are playing next door in Rock City.

Changing you band name after all the tour posters have gone up is always going cause confusion which is exactly what Shvpes have done. To be fair their set is a high energy, hard hitting affair, mixing up some different styles to great effect. While the frontman works hard to get the crowd to the front of the stage by the last song of the set they comply. A hard band to describe but possibly a harder edged Korn mixed with the modern twists of Periphery is a good shot, great start.

I'm a big fan of All Hail The Yeti, their debut self-titled album was an awesome slab of music so I'm pretty damn excited to see these guys. Within the first few seconds I'm not disappointed; my ears are bleeding from the aural assault and the crowd sense something special. Frontman Connor Garritty is prowling the stage with intent; his performance is intense, really giving the headline band a run for their money. It's a powerful blend of gut churning riffage and unbridled aggression that the crowd feed on and certainly keeps the die-hard fans more than happy. Testing the water with a few well received new unrecorded tracks seems to go down well. They finish the set with the 'The Art Of Mourning' which sets the paper alight in the now full venue, All Hail The Yeti made their mark tonight, I'm sure we'll see them again before the year is out.

After a five year hiatus you'd have thought people would have forgotten and not cared much about 36 Crazyfists but you'd be wrong, the place is packed which is good to see. After twenty years doing the rounds you can safely say they are seasoned road warriors, Brock Lindow possesses a unique vocal style which I believe separates them from the run of the mill bands out there. While the strobe lights struggle to keep up with the bands intensity the crowd do not, bursting into circle pits and drawing people in. Mixing up their back catalogue with numbers from their newly released album 'Time & Trauma' makes for a superbly confident set. An early curfew sees proceedings halt just while the band and crowd were warming up, so while the sweat drips off the walls and the fans filter into the rain drenched night it's good to see 36 Crazyfists are back with a venomous live battery and solid new album.

Words & Pictures Mark Davies

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