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BATTLEFEST II

THE CIVIC HOTEL

WITH: PSYCHONAUT, MHORGL, ENFORCE, PRISONERS OF FAITH, RED DESCENDING, ILL VISION

BEYOND NEVER, MERIDIAN, DEVASTATOR, MONSTERS IN LIVING FLESH, CHAINSAW ABORTION

JULY 30th 2011

 

 

Having Battled high winds and rain all day we head of to the civic for an epic night of metal with some of Perth’s finest …first off a big sorry to chainsaw abortion / monsters in living flesh /devastator and meridian for missing your shows we will endeavour to catch you next time guys ..

 

 


BEYOND NEVER Are a band shrouded in mystery as this was their first gig, so we were not really sure what to expect…. but wow!!! were we surprised! This was a polished performance with their image taking the form of the seven deadly sins in capes and hoods and masks to hide there true identity but there was still something very familiar about certain member’s and all will be revealed at a later date. As they say image isn’t everything you must have the sound to go with it and they certainly do!! Their sound is very refreshing, almost old school metal with a hint of power metal and a rubbing of merciful fate for good measure.

 

Mark thought it was some of the best melodic metal he'd heard in a while, with hints of Nightwish but with more sinister overtones.


SET LIST


1000 years


Familiar


Stranded


How did it come


Eve of extinction


Down the line



By the time they had played there last song, I was begging for more, it seemed a very short set but with six songs so far I’m sure we can expect more from this band and cant wait for them to get something out on cd so we can review it. All in all, a great performance from a band that have a great future ahead of them and cant wait to see them live again, so watch this space.


 

Ill Vision … having caught these guys late last year for the first time, I was impressed at how big an improvement their sound was, this was a very polished performance with a hard crisp sound and not overly ‘growly’ vocals. I like there honest approach to their music and that they don’t take themselves too seriously, even when Joe the vocalist’s mobile phone rang in his pocket just before they went into the last song .. Quality that!! ( also a guest spot on bass guitar from Scott of Reapers Riddle).


 

 

 


Prisoners Of Fate …. Really liked the sound of these chaps, it’s metal how I like it, a good solid set of fine tunes and a crowd pleaser pulling the biggest audience so far of the night. I love this old school metal sound very motorhead meets Judas priest. If you get a chance to see these guys live I would recommend it highly, I certainly will look forward to the next time I see them.

 

 

 

 

 

By Paul Hadlington

Photos by Mark Diggins