UK (London), January 29, 2007 Review

artist: Killswitch Engage date: 02/01/2007 category: live concerts

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Killswitch Engage: UK (London), January 29, 2007
Overall the sound quality was pretty good but the mics seemed to be having problems as there was times during the performances that they sounded as if they had been cut off.
 Sound: 8
 Perfomance: 9
 Overall Impression: 9
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UK (London), January 29, 2007 Reviewed by: unregistered, on february 01, 2007
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Sound: Three band line-up, Bring Me The Horizon, The Haunted and Killswitch Engage. Generally I thought that Oliver Sykes (singer for Bring Me The Horizon) lacked very much vocal talent as all I could hear from him was very poor screamo quality singing which ruined the rest of the bands fair to good playing and I think you'd find that most of the audience would agree with me as I heard a considerable amount of booing between songs (not to mention a fair amount of glowsticks/bottles/cups of beer being hurled at them). However both Peter Dolving (singer, The Haunted) and Howard Jones sang very well, both have brilliant vocal talent, managing to mix both Metal style growling with more conventional singing which made it great to listen to. Also both bands sounds were superb with notable mentions going to The Haunted's Bassist and Killswitch Engage's guitarists who both sounded great on the night, not to say that the rest of the two bands didn't sound great too as they were pretty well mixed in. Overall the sound quality was pretty good but the mics seemed to be having problems as there was times during the performances that they sounded as if they had been cut off. // 8

Perfomance: Judging by the amount of booing going on during Bring Me the Horizon's set I'd say that not many people enjoyed their set and Ollie Syke's northern slur between songs made it hard to understand what he was saying. However the amount of cheering during both The Haunted's and Killswitch Engage's sets would indicate that they seriously enjoyed their sets. Some noteable things that happened during Killswitch's performance were Howard's Jones's random phone call to Adam D (their main guitarist as he was pulled off the tour due to a serious back injury and Soilwork's guitarist Peter Wichers is filling in for him) wishing him a speedy recovery that was backed up by pretty much the whole audience, also at random times during the performance people would run onto the stage wearing various masks pull off random antics such as banging cowbells in front of one of the mics) and best of was they were presented with their silver CD award for End of Heartache on stage much to the pleasant surprise of Howard. Some of the lighting during Killswitch Engage's set were stunning to the strobes were blinding even from up in the circle. The smoke and lighting beaming onto 2 cutouts of people during The Haunted's set were cool too. // 9

Overall Impression: The gig was at Brixton Academy in London in the UK on January 29th (the show was schedueled for the 13th of January but it was postponed due to Adam and Howard not being well). The tickets cost 16.50 (plus 4.50 postage and packaging) and were well worth buying, Killswitch Engage's performance was stunning even though their crazy man Adam D was not present, I can safely say that Peter Wichers filled his shoes admirably. The Haunted did a great job of stoking the fire for Killswitch's performance and though Bring Me the Horizon's performance was pretty poor really, I still thought that the whole gig was great and I would definately pay to see another gig like that. // 9

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