Special Aftershow set MUTED
ROCK ATTIC 27.03.09
This is the new band from Drew, former vocalist from London band 'Everrest'.Mercy House are are a great rock group, its the kind of music you nod your head and tap yer feet, what we used to call in the old days AOR.Drew's vocal range is quite breathtaking bringing back fond memories of a young Axl Rose meets David Coverdale.
Well after a 30 minute interlude due to a blown fuse and mic's that refused to work for some reason the lads take to the stage and explode !This is high energy metal drawing on Iron Maiden and Killswitch Engage but retaining their own overall sound,the vocalist Dan was not content with the stage and spent much of the set walking through the audience (as did guitarist Mike).They got the audience right on their side virtually from the opening riff onwards.Later in the evening i spoke with the legendary Miss B.Von Rose who asked me why this band were not on the 'Give It A Name' tour blowing away the competition.I must confess that i am also at a loss as to understanding why they are not on the front cover of Kerrang, because they fucking should be!
The band have over the last few months become the hottest ticket in London, they are absolutley brilliant.Its old school thrash mixed with rock and metal and all wrapped up with such talent and charisma that world domination should be expected with the next 12 months.With two vocalists/guitarists on top form backed by a rhythm section to die for they slay the audience and win over new fans.They have some great songs, one of which has a real motorhead bass driven vibe and they threw in an amazing drum and bass heavy version of the Doors 'Roadhouse Blues' and a great guitar solo to boot! They even got an encore and did their cover of Metallicas 'Harvester Of Sorrow'.
You simply cannot fault Roxville, they are slick and professional and really fucking good!A blend of classic rock and metal kicks off with the one that has the fists in the air chorus of "You had it coming" and from that point on its a party !Unfortunatley its a party i had to leave to catch the last train back to the west end, though i did manage to get a bit of headbanging action next to bassist Ash.
Melodic thrash metal band Muted have for sometime now been regulars at the Attic and they always deliver !I spoke to a few people today who stayed into the small hours drinking and headbanging and said they played a great set of old songs but threw in a few new ones that got a great reaction as did their coice of cover versions.