GIG REVIEW – Archgoat, Bolzer, Svartidaudi, Eggs of Gomorhh @ Sound Control, Manchester


(pics by dave ingham)

I like my black like I like my coffee.  Not particularly often, in small concentrated doses, but when there’s a high quality selection I’ll usually fill my boots.  So this eclectic collection of the dark extremes of metal fitted the bill for me, a European package tour gathering bands of interest and justifying a hefty ticket price, especially for me as Svartidaudi had been one of the most impressive in the genre encountered in recent years.  I had seen them and Bolzer before in the blazing sunshine of a field in East Germany before (see review), a grim club in Manchester would be an interesting contrastMore