Skinflick, 9xDead, Pain Deleted play Bar Blu, Rhyl.

By |August 27th, 2003|0 Comments

(reviewed by MWJ)

Ok, so a Wednesday night in Rhyl, even in the last week of the summer holidays, you wouldn’t expect much. Unless recent Wednesdays had been anything to go by and you’d expect hundreds to turn and have fun etc. But no, tonight is a traditional Wednesday night in Rhyl (except it’s not raining) and there’s f**k all there. So maybe Skinflick’s reputation has preceded them, or perhaps people have vague recollections of the Breeding Ground sonic abortion, or maybe Bangor isn’t local enough for them to be a local band and garner support. Maybe you think they are shit. Dim ots to them having travelled to lots of other interesting places round the country to entertain “select” (count on one hand, include dogs) audiences, but disappointed for support bands trekking from South Wales and Preston.

9xDead – Love Lies Bleeding

By |September 20th, 2002|0 Comments

(review by Legends – click pic)
Often we think of “Death Metal” as being this jacked up speedy music that either completely turns listeners off, or makes for a misunderstood genre that corporate music has created through bands like Metallica (later days), Slip Knot, or even Linkin Park. Then there are bands that respect the categories and stay within it’s realms, even touching on a punk root here and there, whether the band shows appreciation for an influence through the vocals, the fierce riffs, or just damn good timing on some little duct tape drum kit. That misunderstanding I’m referring to is the message so many bands (see above) try to convey, however sell us short even after dropping a cool $15 on what you think will be the album of all albums. Don’t you just hate it when you believe the hype?