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Anthrax Fozzy Hi Fi Bar Melbourne 2013

SOUNDWAVE 2013

SIDEWAVE

ANTHRAX

FOZZY

THIS IS HELL

Hi-Fi Bar

Melbourne

February 28th 2013

 

DOUBLE SHOT OF METAL

 

 

ANDREW continues his pilgramage to the East to take in more metal SIDEWAVES ahead of SOUNDWAVE 2013

 

 

Unfortunately I missed the first band This Is Hell, a thrash/hardcore band from Long Island, New York due to a few pre-drinks before the show but I did manage to secure a decent spot inside the always lovely and intimate Hi-Fi Bar in Melbourne in time for Fozzy who hit the stage around 9:30pm. I can't say I'm a huge fan of Fozzy but the name Chris Jericho certainly invokes some memories of his wrestling days with the WWE and WCW. Vocally he is a decent singer and does a good job of getting the crowd into it. But despite the valiant attempts of winning over a lot of new fans which the moshpit certaintly was moving around for, the band will probably always live under the Jericho name for obvious reasons.

 

 

Anthrax came on just after 10pm and knocked out "Caught In A Mosh" as opener as they have been doing so far on this tour. The smaller venue certainly fits Anthrax a lot more than the bigger Luna Park venue in Sydney and the massive stages at Soundwave Festival, this is home, where metal breeds, where Anthrax cut their chops and created their moshing thrasher fanbase and I think even the band knows this as they ripped through a stellar set of classic thrash songs and 3 new tracks of their latest album "Worship Music". As they had been doing so far on this tour, the band pulled out "T.N.T." off their upcoming Anthems cover album and ended the set with "I Am The Law". Joey Belladonna sounded just as amazing as he did at the Sydney show only a few days prio which still blows me away. Easily the best show Anthrax have done on this tour that I have seen so far.

MOTLEY CR

 

by Andrew SchizoDeluxe

 

LIVE REVIEW ANTHRAX FOZZY THIS IS HELL MELBOURNE HI-FI BAR FEBRUARY 2013