Monday, 8 December 2008

TEARAWAY,CHAOSANCT,HAVOC SYSTEM,UPPERHAND,XENOCHORD - Rock Attic,Streatham 06.12.08 (Gig Review)

Tearaway
Chaosanct
Havoc System
Upperhand
Xenochord

Rock Attic 06.12.08

Xenochord
Hungarian Death Metal anyone??
Yes is the answer you are looking for, these guys draw on influences from Bjork to Meshuggah and create one helluva sound fronted by shouty/growling vocals.Definatley one band to watch out for.

Upperhand
Despite forming in 1999 this is the Belgium Death/Thrash metal bands first uk gig.Hammering their way through a set that song by song was getting more crowd attention they
managed to erupt the venue with a spirited cover of Sepultura's 'Territory', they left the stage to a massive round of applause, many a cheer and new fans.

Havoc System
Headbanging metal driven by solid bass and drum work, huge riffs and a vocalist who sounds
like he should be in a Norwegian Black Metal band.

Chaosanct
It must have been a little weird for the band taking to the stage in front of a packed Rock
Attic knowing that it was guitarist Andy's last show with them and also introducing new
songs into the set at the same time.

Tonights show was possible their best so far,the band are clearly tighter musically, bassist
Tilman has brought his sampler thing with him so that the soundbites used on the studio
recordings can be heard live as well (Good move), Matt seemed more relaxed behind the kit
whilst triggering at machine gun speed, James' guitarwork was outstanding and he seemed to
be having fun with his wah pedal !
Andys guitarwork was also exemplary and quickly recovered from a amp malfunction at one point.
Dave vocals are just getting better every time too his ability to range from Burton C Bell
to Dani Filth without drawing breath is a wonder to behold and i still maintain that he has
the best voice in metal in the uk that you will hear.

I must single out one new track "Oppenheimer" its a doomy goth tinged masterpiece very dark
and atmospheric adding yet another string to the complex bow that dares to call itself
Chaosanct.
Their triumphant set ended to shouts of "more" and James ripping the strings off
his guitar and cutting his fingers in the process, a fitting end to this current line
up, cant wait for their next move.

Tearaway
Once again i miss the headline act due to the wonderful british train system, i caught their
first song and it was good then had to go.

STU

Xenochord


Upperhand

video


Havoc System



Chaosanct

1 comment:

jef(upperhand) said...

yo guys

tnx for the great comment.
i was woundering if you could e-mail me the video(upperhand video) if possible.
here's my e-mail: CRADLEOFFRIGHTS@HOTMAIL.COM
grtz and cheers from belgium, hopefully see you soon

jef (vocals upperhand)