Feed the Rhino, Night Verse & Baby Godzilla - Waterfront Studio, Norwich, 16/10/14
Feed the lighting guy more like, cos he must have passed out. So bad were the bulbs on Thursday night I thought the venue management had forgotten to pay the electricity bill!!
Saying that if Baby Godzilla had had their way the lighting rig would have ended up on the floor, so violent was their performance. I have never seen a show so chaotic in Norwich before. i was given a little warning by one of BG's crew just as they walked on to the stage.
"I wouldn't stand in front of the stage if I were you" he said.
I took his advice. For a short while anyway!
What ensued was a tornado of mic stands, guitars, hair and rubbish bins. Trust me, you really need to check these guys out.
Second on were Americans, Night Verses, who I had not heard of before but was mightily impressed with their mixture of Tool bassiness, post hardcore. Excellent stage prescence and performance also.
Feed the Rhino finished the night off. At first I thought Brent Hinds had a secret band and had learnt how to sing/growl! That's any Mastodon comparison over and done with, as these guys belt out a punky, groove laden metal that had the crowd jumping from the start. Very good!
Feed the Rhino