The Gaff, Holloway Road 14.11.09
So cant really review my own band can i????
It was fun, i forgot the lyrics to the new song but remembered most of the others which considering i havent sung them for nearly 20 years aint bad!!!!My band just did 4 songs and total respect to Dave from thrash legends Virus for playing drums and to Mark and Pawel for bass and guitar from the Lightning Riders.
Time for a real band to take the stage, did i say take? I mean storm!!!!I tell you Solsikk are the best damn female fronted metal band in London if not the whole of England, im not joking here they are amazing, such great musicianship and superb vocals with a great range, there is nothing to fault.
High speed drumming from Matt is matched by Mark's pounding bass and as for chris' guitar work, it is stunning especially the solo on 'Cuts A Little Deeper' possibley the best solo of 2009!
Vykki's vocals range from mellow to agressive and just blows Angela Gossow off the planet!That this band are not a household name is a shame, but in 2010 i have a feeling that will change!
Yet again the band deny me the oppertunity of writing a bad review!
In fact i have to say the band are geting better, there is a definite Black Sabbath influence flowing through their music and add to that a modern almost static x/fear factory style drumming and great basswork it is now quite a sound!
Vocalist Al screams with a vengeance every single word and the new song tonight was really good.
Their first headline show and it has to be said their best performance so far as well.Such was their confidence they started the set with a brand new song called 'Do It On The Floor', then launchd into the old classics, vocalist Frank was on form tonight as were the rest of the band.
Outstanding song of the night was another new one called 'Feel The Fire' it has all the elements of "hit".