Metal Pigeon live review, September 2004
Live at The Assembly Rooms, Derby, Friday 3rd September 2004 as part of Bloodstock 2004
Picture the scene: the band walks on stage. There are six members: a female vocalist, a keyboardist, two guitarists (one of whom is also a vocalist), a bassist and drummer. They play gothic rock. Sound familiar at all? Yeah, I thought of Lacuna Coil too. But apparently they aren't influenced by them, they just happen to sound similar. But enough of that, who they sound like isn't important; it's how good they are that counts. And they are good. All the tracks tonight came from their debut album "The Failing Light" (I think), and they're all pretty long, I think the shortest was six minutes. Particular highlights were "Into The Flames" and the slower-paced "One Sadness", both of which were performed flawlessly. Something that did surprise me about their set was that the sound was nice and clear - the sound problems on the main stage didn't seem to affect the second stage much, so the smaller bands didn't face many problems. If you're a fan of Lacuna Coil though, check out Season's End, and keep an eye out for them playing somewhere near you.
A. Nash of Metal Pigeon