Temperance with Evyltyde + Metaprism Tickets
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Rated 5 out of 5 by TheClairvoyant from A hard and heavy intimate showcase Immediately after arriving at the venue my night starts, unexpectedly, with joking at the bar with Evyltyde's frontwoman Hannah Delaney about how Corona being served in plastic glasses to avoid any potential bar fights resulting in anyone getting 'glassed' just meant you had to "put more force in it to 'plastic' someone..." - it was her joke, not mine; what a legend! After trawling around for merch (well done to all the bands for bringing some!) and getting to hang out with individual band members, Metaprism (8/10) open the night of female-fronted metal mania. This is the band I've come to see - regardless of them being first on the bill - and they don't disappoint, smashing through most of their brilliant album 'The Human Encryption' in their 45-minute set as well as airing new track 'Catharsis', which really shows the dynamism brought about by the pairing of long-standing frontwoman Theresa Smith and relative-newbie male vocalist Joey Draper, who is clearly enthused to be singing the new material he has helped the band to write. With just enough time during instrument changes and hasty sound checks to recharge my plastic of Corona, Evyltyde (7/10) follow onto the stage. Interspersed with genuinely funny banter amongst the band members - with contributions from the audience at points - between their truly excellent mix of songs, which are much better when heard live than any studio video might suggest, their set never drags. There has to be a big shout out to the band's brand new (as in, of three weeks at the time of the show) Donna, who does a thoroughly excellent job of keeping the groove going. Temperance (5/10), tonight's headliners, attract the biggest crowd of the night, but although their performance is tight and there's enough fist-pumping to excite the hardcore avid fans in the audience, their slightly odd blend of operatic vocals and heavy riffage is perhaps too esoteric for mass appeal. A great show and a night I won't hesitate to repeat should the opportunity arise. No one got 'plasticed' either...
Date published: 2017-04-28