14 August 2013

Bark At The Moon...

I had an interesting new musical experience last night - post metal! :-)

Blueneck, The Fleece, 13th August 2013
I have wanted to see Blueneck again for a while and saw they were playing at The Fleece. Ok it was a support slot for some band called Cult of Luna but it was still an opportunity not to be missed. Unfortunately they only had a thirty minute slot, an earlier thirty minute set wasted by a dreadful Noise/sludge/ambient/drone/doom metal band called Sonance.

Blueneck, The Fleece, 13th August 2013
That said after the unmitigated dross Sonance served up, three songs and thirty minutes of post rock from Blueneck was heavenly, even if the singer's mic did not work for half the first song. They were even better than the last time I saw them and I really want to see them as a headline act with an extended set.

Cult of Luna, The Fleece, 13th August 2013
So what of Cult of Luna? Well shouty/screamy vocals are not normally my thing but musically this was pretty decent heavy metal, with echoes of Slayer and Sabbath in parts, though you can see a progression to a more ambient sound. Not my normal cup of tea but hugely enjoyable, aggressively played and an excellent and imaginative lighting rig set up behind the band and for the most part at floor level.

Cult of Luna, The Fleece, 13th August 2013
I'd certainly recommend the more adventurous souls to check them out, especially if you like your music loud on occasion. I bought the entire back catalogue on the strength of what I saw last night...

Cult of Luna, The Fleece, 13th August 2013

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