Sound: Coheed & Cambria pulled off a great set, with all the highlights from IV: From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness and crowd favourites from past albums. Claudio's voice was slightly knocked, always ducking out of high notes, but that didn't effect their set too much, the bass and guitars were perfectly mixed, so nobody was drowned out. Best song: Welcome Home.
Next came Thrice, who whipped up a storm. The guitars and bass were slightly blurred, but with the amount of pianos and sound effects needed to play songs from Vheissu, that is expected. Playing all that was expected of them, Thrice played a perfect set. Best song: a toss-up between The Artist In The Ambulance and The Earth Will Shake. // 10
Perfomance: The majority of fans were here for Coheed & Cambria, which was evident from the mass of t-shirts, but, their favoured band played what was expected, but thats all. They played a flawless set, but there was no energy, even in bright songs such as The Suffering and Crossing The Frame. Thrice were completely different, packing everything into every song, with the anger showing on songs like The Earth Will Shake and Stand And Feel Your Worth, and the emotion showing on Red Sky and Atlantic. // 9
Overall Impression: This was a gig at Southampton Guildhall, England on the 28th of January. The support came from the energetic Circa Survive, who, if playing to a venue filled with their own fans, could easily have sparked mayhem. They put on a great show, in fact putting in the best show (purely performance-wise) of the night. The singer put everything into Act Apalled and The Great Golden Baby. I loved all aspects of this show, the only thing I didn't like was when Dustin (Thrice vocalist) seemed a bit whiny when asking for the crowd not to throw water at him, although I couldn't blame him. The ticket cost me 14, and was worth every penny. The unforgettable moments were all in the pit for Thrice's set, as well as seeing a rather comical Circa Survive fan dancing around and screaming their songs right back at them, all on his own. I guess there won't be a next gig for this one-off tour, but I would be interested in seeing Thrice again, and Circa Survive for that matter. Coheed & Cambria really didn't spark my interest live. // 10