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LIVE REVIEW ENSLAVED PERTH 31 10 2013

ENSLAVED LIVE AT THE ROSEMOUNT HOTEL, PERTH 2013

 

ENSLAVED - THE ROSEMOUNT, PERTH 31 OCTOBER 2013

AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2013

 

In support of their latest album "RIITIIR" which was released in 2012, it was great to finally see Enslaved who hit Australia for their very first tour of the country. And the first date on the tour was Perth on Halloween at the always fantastic Rosemount Hotel.

 

 

Hailing all the way from Norway, the progressive black metallers stormed into Perth ready to slaughter the crowd. Local openers Malignant Monster and Rise Of Avernus warmed the already fair size crowd up with their brand of extreme and melodic metal before Enslaved hit the stage. The band sounded amazing who looked ready to show Australia what the band is all about. Bridging extreme blackened metal with melody and groove, the band ripped through their back catalogue plus a number of tracks off their latest album with intensity and ease, giving the crowd a relentless onslaught of heavy European metal.

 

 

Many mistake this band as a black metal band but the harshness of black metal plays only a tiny part of their sound, adding lots of melody, vocally and musically. Singer and bass player Grutle Kjellson mixing up the vocals tremendously with sporadic moments of serene vocals and pure black vocal styles while drummer Cato Bekkevold a definte highlight of the band as he keeps everything grooving along nicely. The band is also known to be quite progressive in their songwriting but the live performance showcases a more straight to the point kind of show.

 

 

Enslaved hit their first Australian tour with a slam and even with the smaller Perth market, it certaintly went off great with the crowd. Another tour here should prove to be even more successful especially if they continue to put on performances like in Perth.


 

 

 

by Andrew Schizodeluxe October 31 2013

 

 

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