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LIVE SILENT KNIGHT THE AMPLIFIER BAR DECEMBER 2013

LIVE REVIEW - SILENT KNIGHT THE AMPLIFIER BAR DECEMBER 20 2013

 

SILENT KNIGHT LIVE AT THE AMPLIFIER BAR, PERTH

SILENT KNIGHT IS PROBABLY UP THERE WITH THE BEST POWER METAL BANDS IN AUSTRALIA AND THEY HAVE A SOUND AND THE SONGS TO TAKE THEM TO THE VERY TOP. IT TOOK US FAR TO LONG TO GET TO SEE THEM LIVE...

 

It took us a while to get out and see Silent Knight, but after hearing ‘Master Plan’ earlier in the year we needed to see if the band could cut it live after delivering the goods in the studio.


Playing the main support on a four band bill gave the Metalheads of Perth a great night out and sadly we only made the Silent Knight set but it was worth the wait.


Tonight officially was the launch of the vinyl version of ‘Master Plan’ and as such, and this close to Christmas the band seemed to be in a celebratory mood. It’s been a great year for Silent Knight and on the basis of tonight’s show, and despite a technical hitch that blunted what would have been an amazing finale of ‘Holy Wars’ and ‘Wickerman’ songs by two of their primary influences, they put on a great show.


 

Musically Silent Knight storms that territory between vintage Maiden and their more Metal offspring like Megadeth.
Opening with ‘Empty Threat’ and ‘Masterplan’ from the album it’s clear that the band is playing to their rather more Metallic audience and so the tracks from ‘Master Plan’ that most impressed like the ballads ‘ Prophets of War’ and ‘Dare to Dream’ don’t make the set. Sadly neither do other standouts like ‘When the Fallen Angel Flies’.   


What we do get is a new track ‘Prisoner of Your World’ which is just as good as anything on Master Plan, and album tracks like ‘Pay Your Dues’ and ‘Evil is Thy Name’ which have that faster pace and tempo.


 

My biggest disappointment is that there is no ‘Curse of the Black Rose’; but the bands biggest disappointment is when we head into the closing duo of songs and Stu’s amp cuts out leaving us with a valiant attempt at ‘Holy Wars’ with one guitar. The band deals with it as well as they can, but it’s such a shame as it would have really capped off a great set.


If you want to see some of the best Power Metal around, check out these guys you’ll be impressed.   

 

 

by Mark Diggins December 2013

 

 

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