It was a cold night in Norwich, and don't worry, I'm not going off into story mode here.
The Venue: the waterfront, right in the heart of Norwich, and for tonight's entertainment, the band we call Exit Ten, if you haven't heard of them, then you've been missing out.
With no need for scarfs and warm coats, we arrived in Norwich, some of us needed to eat, so Subway it was. When arriving at the venue, we encountered one of Norwich's many drunken hobos, I nicknamed him Gaahl (after the ex-Gorgoroth vocalist - ParaLegend), but thats between you and me. He seemed to be singing nursery rhymes, so we left him to it.
As we walk up to the Waterfront, we all knew that we were in for an interesting night, with Exit Ten, playing upstairs, and with "hardcore band" Your Demise downstairs, we all knew what was coming next...yup we knew instantly where to queue. Colourful hoodies, tight as fuck jeans, shoes bigger than the titanic, hair straightened to the max, in a few words, just embarrassing to look at. Yes that was the Your Demise queue.
As we got into the venue, it wasn't going to be a busy night upstairs, 150-200 people max turned up, all waiting around to see how the night would occur, and this is when we encountered our first band of the night, a local five piece band by the name of Standing Tall.
|Ryan from Exit Ten, up close and personal|
Support act number two were next, My Preserver (8) had to do something to impress the difficult crowd. And from the word go, they had WOW appeal, if Enter Shikari were prog rock, this is what they'd sound like.
To get the crowd going, the vocalist had to jump into the crowd to get them to move forward and make sure what they were hearing, was going to be epically brilliant. Did they do this? HELL YEAH. Every band needed a vocalist like this guy, his voice was exceptional, he kept the crowd going throughout the set, it was kindly helped with the music that was going on behind him, nice clean riffs, ravaged and angry drumming...and weird synth parts every so often. A real crowd pleaser, if you need to see a band live, I'd definitely check out their music, and see them live, you'll be in for a treat.
We all knew what was coming next...right?
Tonight proved to be a success, but Exit Ten never seem to fail, you need to hear their songs, get involved with the lyrics and put a smile on your face. If you havent seen them live yet, I suggest you do it, you'll be left musically stunned and wanting to see more. Despite the poor first Support act, it was a great night of great music.
Exit Ten Setlist:
2. Curtain Call
5. Perish In The Flames
6. Piece By Piece By Piece
7. Suggest A Path
10. Resume Ignore
11. My Great Rebellion
12. Technically Alive
Hey guys, ParaLegend here. Just want to say for myself that these guys are truly amazing and you should check them out if you don't know them, I've seen them several times now, met them and have signed copies of all their releases. They're definitely a band I could never get tired of seeing. I'll be back tomorrow with a new album review. Stay Metal \m/