• 50 songs

    Set 9 2011, 21:34

    1. How did you get into no.29?

    Judas Priest: During my awkward 'Metal is the best' phase.

    2. What's the first song you ever heard by no.22?
    Jamiroquai: I've known them for years, earliest I can recall is is probably Virtual Insanity

    3. Whats your favorite lyric by no.33?
    Hans Zimmer: Bit of a difficult one that!

    4. How did you get into no.49?
    System of a Down: I saw Chop Suey on the TV and fell in love.

    5. How many albums by no.13 do you own?
    The Gathering: Two, NIghttime Birds and Sleepy Buildings. I love them both.

    6. What is your favorite song by no.50?
    Rammstein: Keine Lust

    7. Is there a song by no.39 that makes you sad?
    Sabaton: Nope.

    8. What is your favorite song by no.15?
    Alice Cooper: Probably 'Welcome to my Nightmare'

    9. What is your favorite song by no.5?
    Dresden Dolls: <3 Mandy Goes to Med School. I respect the controversy of it all

    10. Is there a song by no.6 that makes you happy?
    Nightwish: The misinterpreted version of Wishmaster

    11. What is the worst song by no.40?
    Evelyn Evelyn: Oooooo, probably Chicken Man. However it's fun when it's put in context.

    12. What is your favorite song by no.10?
    Flyleaf: So I Thought. They were the first rock band I thouroughly loved! When I saw them live I nearly died.

    13. What is a good memory you have involving no.30?
    David Bowie: Singing Rebel Rebel on kareoke with good friends.

    14. What is your favorite song by no.38?
    MOtorhead: Overkill. I like the power behind it.

    15. Is there a song by no.19 that makes you happy?
    Deftones: no, none of them do. haha.

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23?
    Ozzy Osbourne: Bark at the Moon.

    18. What's your favorite lyric by no.11?
    Lacuna Coil: Song: Falling Again

    And now the beat inside me
    is a sort of a cold breeze and I've
    never any feeling inside
    ruining me...
    bring my body
    carry it into another world
    I know I live... but like a stone I'm falling down

    19. Who is a favorite member of no.1?
    Between Jon or Munky

    20. Is there a song by no.14 that makes you happy?
    Bjork: Oh So Quiet cheers me up due to the shear cringe i feel when I hear it in public.

    21. What is a good memory involving no.27?
    The Stooges: Screaming the lyrics of Search and Destroy in a friends face.

    22. What is your favorite song by no.16?
    Black Sabbath: Planet Caravan, pure chillout.

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by no.47?
    Bat For Lashes: Glass
    It's a nice song.

    24. What is your favorite album by no.18?
    Patti Smith: Easter
    Helps me get through those bad days,

    25. What is your favorite song by no.21?
    Sonic Youth: Hyperstation

    26. What is the first song you ever heard by no.26?
    Apocalytpica: One

    27. What is your favorite album by no.3?
    Marilyn Manson: Portrait of an American family. The music is awesome, but the cover is so memorable.

    28. What is your favorite song by no.2?
    Garbage: where the hell do I start!!! Probably: Hammering in my Head

    29. What was the first song you ever heard by no.32?
    The Doors: Strange Days

    30. What is your favorite song by no.8?
    Smashing Pumpkins: Again, difficult, probably Mayonaise

    31. How many times have you seen no.17 live?
    Diamanda Galás: never, I would love to thoug.

    32. Is there a song by no.44 that makes you happy?
    Radiohead? Seriously?

    33. How did you get into no.12?
    After Forever: During the transition phase from no musical taste to Metal.

    35. What was the first song you ever heard by no.34?
    Pink Floyd: I grew up with my dad listening to the, but i always remembered Great Gig In The Sky

    36. What was the first song you ever heard by no.48?
    Murderdolls: People Hate Me

    37. How many times have you seen no.42 live?
    Arch Enemy: Never

    38. What is your favorite song by no.36?
    Kate Bush: Violin. Its awseome

    39. What was the first song you ever heard by no.28?
    Amanda Palmer: Runs in the Family

    40. What is your favorite album by no.7?
    Placebo: Without You I'm Nothing
    absolutley excellent!

    41. Is there a song by no.31 that makes you happy?
    Iron Maiden: Fear of the Dark, perfect drunkern chants.

    42. What is your favorite album by no.41?
    Depeche Mode: Violator
    Awesome album

    43. What is your favorite song by no.24?
    The Cure: If only tonight we could sleep

    44. What is a good memory you have involving no.46?
    Dio: none, i don't even like Dio but for some reason he's on there.

    45. What is your favorite song by no.35?
    Wolfmother: Joker and the Thief

    46. Is there a song by no.9 that makes you happy?
    Peaches: They all do! Fuck the Pain Away.
    "Suckin on my titties like you wantin' me callin' me..." How can you not love it?

    47. What is your favorite album by no.4?
    Nine INch Nails: The Fragile

    48. Who is your favorite member of no.37?
    Tristania: Vibekke Stein, i don't know the rest

    49. What is the first song you ever heard by no.43?
    Revamp: Head Up High

    50. What is your favorite song by no.20?
    Mandragora Scream: Close Every Door
  • Emilie Autumn 06-03-10 (Leeds Rios)

    Dic 9 2010, 20:18

  • Lacuna Coil Leeds 02/10/10

    Nov 24 2010, 12:40

    Sat 2 Oct – Lacuna Coil, Slaves To Gravity

    Please read this review on my blog:http://charliegigreviews.blogspot.com/ . If you can't be bothered clicking the link, I've copied and pasted it for you!

    Lacuna Coil

    It was a lovely brisk Saturday morning, the birds were chirping, the sun was shining and I couldn’t think of any better way to spend my time than standing still in a dark gloomy venue waiting for the most melancholic band on my ipod to appear. That’s right it was Lacuna Coil! Looking around at the crowd you could tell that they were a ‘happy’ bunch!
    Anyway there were many people from different walks of life here. We had the true Goths who were obviously too ‘hardcore’ to move at all, the annoying scene kids who obviously had no idea of Lacuna Coil’s previous work and to be quite honest the rest of the people there were just creepy stalkers waiting
    First up were the alternative rock band ‘Slaves to Gravity,’ who are a very popular band within England’s underground rock scene. And they delivered an impressive set; they weren’t the best support band I’ve seen but by no means were they the worst. They made a small impression on me, but they were a hell of a lot better than most mainstream rock bands featured in the holy scene kid bible known as Kerrang. I recommend listening to these guys if you’re a fan of ‘Three Days Grace.’ Altogether I’d give them a respectable 6.5/10

    Now this was it, the lights dimmed and the crowd were getting exited! Soon the band ran out on stage and you could feel the drool from every member of the audience swimming around your ankles due to the goddess that is Cristina Scabbia. Unfortunately, this tour was promoting the bands newest album ‘Shallow Life’ so it was inevitable that they bombard us with these stale bland songs. If you’re unfamiliar with this album it can be best explained as the unwanted friend that just won’t go away no matter how deep into the woods you leave him.
    Anyway, they opened the set with ‘Underdog,’ which had a great effect on the crowd, and they did a great job! Next up was ‘I’m Not Afraid’ which is one of the rare half decent tracks on ‘Shallow Life.’ What really surprised me were the vocals of ‘Andrea Ferro’ and how impressive they were. They weren’t as awful as they are on the studio albums. In fact they contrasted great against Cristina’s mesmerizing voice, despite it being impossible to decipher lyrics due to her diction (eg the lyrics from 1:19) they performed this greatly.
    Next up were two tracks from ‘Karmacode’ these were: ‘Fragments of Faith’ and ‘What I See.’ These still continued in quality, however nothing outstanding to report. Then all of a sudden Cristina announced that they were going to be singing a song from their first album ‘In A Reverie’ which shocked the crowd more than an elephant on stilts would! Despite the crowd mainly consisting of Goth’s, the mild shock lead them to changing their blinking pattern slightly! Now they Performed ‘Honeymoon Suite’ which was rather entertaining to watch because of the melodramatic performance of Cristina and Andrea.
    Now it was time for one of their biggest hits. It was time to look for higher ground with ‘Closer’, which definitely got the crowd jumping. ‘I won’t tell You’ was up next, which is probably the second biggest song from the new album, and was probably one of the best performances of the night.
    Next they played ‘Halflife’ where I was impressed by the death vocals of Andrea. This was then followed by the classic ‘Heaven’s a Lie’ which was another great track, especially to those who have never really listened to Lacuna coil, thanks to the simple chorus. Now the cover of Depeche Mode’s ‘Enjoy the Silence’ was probably the track of the night due the crowd’s enthusiasm, they went from depressed teens to slightly happier teens and started engaging in the physical act of MOVEMENT! The interaction with the audience was probably the best I’ve seen from any band yet. Cristina introduced this song saying this is her favourite part of the set…and I could see why! She ended up taking out her earplugs and let us sings the rest.
    They then mellowed out with a stunning performance and the only ballad of the night ‘Cold Heritage’ from ‘Unleashed Memories’ which left Cristina singing solo with only both guitarists to play music. This was sang beautifully and really impressed me so much that I don’t want to make any smart arse comments about it.
    The game was next on the list despite everyone’s frustration was…’THE GAME’ causing a systematic loss across the venue as well as a systematic loss of people’s happiness…or whatever the substitute was for the majority of the crowd. The last two songs played were one of my personal favourites ‘Swamped’ and the ‘Fragile’ which got the reaction they deserved!
    The band then came back on stage for the encore where unfortunately they started off with ‘Survive’ from ‘Shallow life’ which I personally believe could have been substituted for a classic track like ‘Falling Again’, or ‘To Live is To Hide’ nevertheless still a great performance. Next track on the encore was ‘Spellbound’ which is slowly becoming the bands most popular track and its easy to understand why after the performance. Finally we were left with…Yes your guessed it! It was the one and only tracks ‘Our Truth’ from Karmacode! The track which got most of the fans into Lacuna Coil, and what a way to end a show! The crowd went insane and Lacuna Coil got the send-off they deserved!
    Despite not paying much attention to Lacuna Coil they proved they are a force to be reckoned with! They also proved my previous assumption about the band riding to success on Cristina’s looks alone to be wrong. The only small factor letting them down was the selection of songs on the setlist.
  • Alestorm Review Sheffield 16/10/10

    Nov 24 2010, 12:36

    Sat 16 Oct – World War Tour 2010

    I only reviewed Alestorm because I had to leave and get the train halfway though Sabaton's set unfortunatley.
    Please read the review On my Blog (It has pictures):

    Just a reminder, I'm only an amatuer so any constructive criticism is welcome.

    Alestorm Review 16/10/10

    After a tiring day of trying to find the venue I was getting ready for some power metal to be shot through my veins, and after perfecting the teenage tradition of ‘loitering’ around Sheffield for a couple of hours, we went back to the venue where we impatiently waited for a whole ten minutes. Normally when I wait outside of a gig I feel the fear that I will not make it out alive, and then I think to myself, ‘Man up Pussy!! You survived Korn and Lacuna Coil I think you can survive a little Alestorm! Now If I had the gift of half a brain cell I should think to myself, “Hmm, I know that I’m reviewing Alestorm. But shouldn’t I mention Sabaton in this seeing as it was their headlining tour?” but unfortunately I don’t and I only got to see a rough two thirds of their set.
    Anyway moving onto the actual gig in hand! Firstly ‘Thaurod’ were up. Now I’m pretty Naïve when it comes to unsigned support acts, but they seriously blew me away! With a sound that was reminiscent to that of ‘Sonata Arctica’ and vocals that similar to those of ‘Tobias Sammet’ (Avantasia) but what really shocked me was the fact that the vocalist was just a temporary stand in. Thankfully they received the warm reception they deserved! However unfortunately we arrived slightly late so we only caught their last four songs, so I give these guys a well-deserved 7/10.
    Anyone who isn’t familiar with Alestorm needs to observe the awesomeness that they carry alongside them. If you have no idea who they are I must warn you that they are a pirate metal band, I think this is a piece of crucial information for me to get across otherwise you will just think that I’m mentally disturbed due to several lame pirate puns.

    I was really looking forward to see ‘the scurvy sea-dogs’ known as Alestorm, and as soon as their drums were unveiled a tidal wave of ‘Y’ARRRRRRS’ swam around the room, And I felt like I was in a mutiny! I looked around and it was quite amusing to see a room of pirates, all I needed was some kind of epic movie score and that’s an Oscar winning film right there.
    Now Alestorm the ‘True Kings of Scottish Pirate Metal’ entered the stage to Heavy Metal Pirates where we all raised our cutlasses and drank our rum in celebration, Alestorm set sail to a flying start! Much to the crowds delight Alestorm announced a new song called ‘RUM’ which followed the basic Alestorm sea shanty style format and carrying on with the lyrical theme of drinking similarly to the ‘Huntmaster’ The chorus mainly consisted of shouting rum. As far as Alestorm songs goes it didn’t really impress me.
    The band did a great job of interacting with the audience! Mid-way through their set a pink toy where they reacted simply by saying: ‘What the fuck is this Gay thing?’ I personally believe it was thrown by someone who obviously enjoys getting his ‘poop deck swabbed.’ However the most memorable piece of interaction was this gem:

    Alestorm: WHO HERE LIKES SEX?
    Audience: Y'AAAAARRRR!
    Alestorm: Fucking Northerners! This song is about sex with farmyard animals, Its OVER THE SEAS!!

    This was where Alestorm really ‘Shivered Me Timbers’ this performance was fantastic and really succeeded in getting the crowd going!
    From then in the quality of the performances were great throughout like, ‘Nancy the Tavern Wench’ and ‘Huntmaster,’where ‘ye olde mosh pit’ was started. The band ended their set with the almighty ‘keelhauled.’ Alas they finished the set where they retreated to ‘Nancy’s harbour café’ for a ‘bottle of rum and a ‘Yo ho ho!’
    This gig was a lot a fun, great band, great music and a fantastic crowd. Before I got this opportunity to see them live I felt a little iffy about their music, but on reflection I probably would have kicked myself if I didn’t go. After 40 minutes of mead and metal I was eager for more.
    Altogether I give Alestorm a strong 8/10.
  • Korn Review Manchester 10/10/10

    Nov 24 2010, 12:30

    Sorry if this is crap people, I was advised to do some extra curricular writing and then spam as many sites as I can haha. Please read it on my blog, it just looks more appealing (it has pictures and shit..).


    KoRn Review
    Luckily, I had been blessed with the opportunity to see the one and only Gods of Nu-Metal: KORN, live in Manchester. I spent long cold hours waiting outside for the gates of ‘heaven’ to open.
    Everybody was waiting in anticipation. The first act ‘Turbowolf’ were sent to satisfy the crowd’s lust for metal! They did a reasonably decent job and had a sound that was reminiscent to that of ‘Alice Cooper’ with all the dick headed qualities that Axl Rose portrays.
    Turbowolf’s set was finally over, it felt like they owed me thirty minutes of my life that I’ll never get back. Anyhow they were bombarded with a reasonable applause as well as a ‘rain shower’ of glass bottles as they left. This applause was either caused by a parent in the crowd or possibly just the relief of recovering ear drums. All together I give Turbowolf a...

    Next up were ‘Rise To Remain,’ a melodic metalcore band fronted by the son of the legendary ‘Bruce Dickinson’ from Iron Maiden. Melodic metalcore is not really a genre that floats my boat however they did a pretty damn impressive job! With throat ripping screams and a powerful presence creating mosh pits with little effort! However, honestly my eyes were lurking at the wings for a small hope of seeing Bruce Dickinson although my efforts failed. Inevitably I’ll have to compare Austin’s vocals to his father, but after very little time comparing it’s obvious that he takes after his mother.

    Now the crowd were impatient! You could smell the teenage angst radiating from every member of the audience. As the stage was setting up ‘Kid Knuckles’ runs onto the stage ready to get people going crazy by playing other Nu Metal smash hits such as ‘Du hast’, ‘Down With The Sickness,’ but finishing with System of a Down’s metal classic ‘Chop Suey.’ Now the crowd was ready chanting the famous lyrics ‘Trust in my self-righteous suicide,’ we had passed the test of kid knuckles and were ready for Korn!
    Now this was it, I was metres away from the goddess like microphone stand which has had many cameo appearances in mine, and any Korn fan’s wet dreams! As soon as the cloth is soon uncovered from the stand, there was a vicious roar from the crowd. The thunderous applause was stronger than both Turbowolf’s and Rise to Remains’ put together! It made their reception seem like that of a Susan Boyle concert.

    Finally the lights dimmed out and the mellow recording of ‘4.U.’ was played as they all entered the stage one by one in a glam rock style fashion. Firstly the new edition ‘Ray Luzier’ suddenly appears with a quick drum solo, followed by the iconic bass guitarist ‘Fieldy,’ than’ Munky’ in an unusual stage face paint and finally the one and only Jonathan Davis appears in his flamboyant style.
    As soon as the opening riff to ‘Right Now’ was played I knew that I may not make it out of the gig alive. Suddenly I was drowning in a sea of depressed teenagers, and tacky Korn merchandise, they really know how to make an entrance. Next song was ‘need to’ a song that had the potential to separate to real fans with the fakes with the intro similar to the classic ‘Addidas.’
    After the ferocity of ‘Here to Stay’ and ‘Oildale’ you’d think they would mellow it out right? WRONG! Next up was falling away from me which an obvious fan favourite and they didn’t disappoint! You could feel the torture that he revisits in the song and it sounded phenomenal with a death metal cherry on top.
    ‘Somebody Someone’ is my ultimate favourite Korn song, however the performance left me mildly disappointed due to the lack of Jonathan’s monumental growls and leaving most of it for the audience, nevertheless it was still a good performance. Suddenly there was a wild card, the song ‘Good God’ from the 1998 album ‘Life Is Peachy’ with the beautiful lyrics ‘Why don’t get the fuck out of my face’ which probably had much meaning to the short people behind me. Jonathan’s vocals really shone in this, reaching high notes while growling to what could have been half of Manchester.
    This was followed by a brief but impressive improvised jam session from the band where the new drummer’s ability really shines through, this then bled into the bands biggest hit ‘Freak on a Leash’ which is one of the most popular metal songs of all time which then leaked into the ‘Pink Floyd’s’ ‘Another Brick in the Wall (part 3)’ A song that everybody knows the chorus too. Finally the intro to Blind was being played, you could just tell people were about to go mental! I was right, it was either mosh or die! The crowd were suddenly transformed into a giant stampede.
    As Korn left the stage a torrent of anguish down poured over the crowd, everybody was pleading for more and out they came again, with the iconic bagpipes. The everybody knew we were about to be thrown into the world’s most extreme nursery rhymes, I never would have dreamed that I would be in the situation where an entire theatre moshed to ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’ which than had a smooth transition into the end of ‘One’ by thrash metal Gods ‘Metallica.’ which was a great choice of song due to everybody knowing and finally the left the stage gracefully after the classic ‘Got the Life.’
    Despite not having as much experience as other’s in the field of live concerts (especially ones of this caliber). I was extremely blown away by the stage presence that Korn present and the enthusiasm of the crowd, however particular songs were let down by the changes in vocals, although for a band that have been around since the early 90’s and suffered the loss of two original band members they did a fantastic job.