Sunday, 31 August 2008

KING LIZARD,METALWORKS - Monarch 24.08.08 (Gig Review)

Metalworks & Friends
King Lizard

Monarch Camden 24.08.08

The Monarch was packed out tonight and im not surprised,Metalworks are the best covers band i have ever seen.Lets face most covers bands are average "pub bands",but not this lot,oh no,the level of musicianship here is top class.You may recognise bassist Dave from Zodiac Mindwarp,this guy is amazing ! Guitarist Rikki looks like Paul Kossoff and plays like Zakk Wylde ! when vocalist/guitarist Steff sings ac/dc he even sounds like Bon.All in all brilliant,they do what you would expect Paranoid,Born To be Wild etc but they throw in Maiden,Megadeth,Metallica and the best version of Wishing Well since Free.They play most sundays at the Monarch so go!!!

Next up the monsters of rock themselves King Lizard,every time i see them they just seem to get better and better and tonight was no exception.Kicking off with an instrumentle intro for the first time they then follow this with a bunch of the catchiest rock songs you will ever hear,all the classics are there 'Video Lover','Hell Yeah','Outrageous' and the brilliant 'Rain On You' but tonight we are treated to a brand new song called 'Viva La Decadence'and its an instant hit with the audience who quickly join in on the chanting chorus,the set ends with 'Late Nite Dynamite',which they are.
With their brand new EP out in November and a huge uk tour planned and a definate possibility of an album early next year,the KL lads are about to get seriously noticed (and about time too).

As if all that was'nt enough Metalworks return for a jamming set with various friends joining in the set of more Ac/Dc,Maiden and even a little Billy Idol.Flash and Niro from KL jump up for 'Sweet Child Of Mine',shame the night had to finish.On a personal note,thanks to Flash,Sky,Niro and Alice for the best birthday bash i have had for years !



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