DE PROFUNDIS,BLOODWORK,SPITTING BLOOD,JUST ONE FIX - Purple Turtle,Camden 02.11.08 (Gig Review)
Just One Fix
Purple Turtle 02.11.08
Just One Fix
I came in as they were about half way through their set, music seemed okay, it has that duh duh sound that Beavis & Butthead loved, great to bang your head too if your not drinking.
The reason i am here tonight :)
On cd they are a very drum heavy band with aggressive vocals but live it's a different monster all together.
To start with what you get here is a band totally together and very relaxed, bassist Tillman and vocalist Dave constantly joking with each other and the audience (Packed i might add!) and new female vocalist settling in well after only a couple of gigs.
So we are treated to set of revamped album tunes delivered at high speed with dual vocals that would give Angela Gosgow a heart attack from Clara and Dave could wake the dead !
The drum work from Reuben is amazing and the shredding level from guitarist Jamie is at the top.
Go see them if you get a chance i highly recommend them.
I'll be honest here, i didnt see much of them at all, as i was outside smoking and drinking,I caught one song and it sounded fine.
Well they were new to me, yes i know they have been around for awhile, and boy was i impressed with their black metal doom.It was all new to me but apart from some album tracks they threw in a couple of new songs which are up on their myspace and a brand new untitled song which someone in the audience helpfully named "Gerald" (Hi Gray !).
These guys are seriously good, nice long songs full of doom and death with lots of timing changes, a British Opeth ?
I felt sorry for the band as at 11 pm most of the audience left, as the last train from Camden is 11:15 the vocalist even apoligised to the fans left behind.It really is about time that Mayor Boris "Bendy-Bus" Johnson sorted this out!!!!