This time it is was a 'Metal Night', featuring that great young band The Mantis Divine whose blend of punk / sludge metal with Nadia's powerful vocals and Kim's great guitar riffs will leave you gasping!
We also had 1/2 of the band Electric Black sounding more like a full on rock orchestra rather than a duo! And to round the evening off we were treated to a fine gig by Longbottom Leaf whose blend of classic metal / classic rock (& many other influences / bands) combined with superb musicianship all led to a jolly splendid experience all round!
For anyone wondering about the name, Longbottom Leaf, here's a clue, try reading some Tolkien.
The Mantis Divine
|The Mantis Divine|
|Nadia in full flow|
And finally, Longbottom Leaf
Metal or what?
To keep us in the finest of musical fettle
we went off to 'The Red' to catch some live metal
the post punk metal influenced The Mantis Divine
kicked off the show in a style just perfectly fine
followed by two from the band Electric Black
a fine night developing there was no looking back
so when Longbottom Leaf hit the stage
with their classic metal, classic rock influenced sound
it all turned into one of the best nights around
what is metal after all? The genre is so wide and vast
it was damn fine live music after all, long may it last!