Amarth, Huntress & Savage Messiah
Venue: Newcastle University, NewcastleDate: 29 January 2015
UK melodic thrashers Savage Messiah kicked off the evening gathering a respectable crowd of spectators tearing their way through a short, but lively and fist pumping set.
followed drawing more numbers with vocalist Jill Janus on
fine and ferocious form. The occult metallers got enough
heads banging with the likes of ‘Senicide’ and
‘Children’ before closing with ‘Eight of Swords’.
More than worthy support bands aside, the evening belonged to headliners Amon Amarth who brought the house down opening with the epic ‘Father of the Wolf’. From thereon the Swedish metal titans were relentless hammering their way through the likes of ‘Live for the Kill’, ‘Bleed for Ancient Gods’ and ‘Guardians of Asgaard’.
The encore of ‘Twilight of the Thunder God’ prompted an entertaining Viking rowing parody on behalf of the audience before the finale of ‘The Pursuit of Vikings’. Amon Amarth put on a truly exhilarating performance ensuring a fantastic night was had by all.
Review by: Rob Herald
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