First up were Skinflick. I’ve gone on record in the past with opinions on them (in short: too much of a wannabe Killing Joke, too much volume and little of actual interest), so I was a little surprised to find them sounding different to what I recall. Although, it seems they have a new line-up, there is now a new focus, and much of it now sounds like Godflesh instead. Add to that an almost total waste of the second (female) singer – I don’t think I heard a single word she sang – and I am still distinctly unimpressed, I’m afraid.
No order for these, as it has been something of a top year for gigs and trying to pick the best one has been impossible… Read more “Countdown: 2005: Best Gigs”
I’ve been trailing this for a while, so it’s time I got on with it and posted it. Read more “Countdown: 2005: Albums”
The best five tracks of 2005. Read more “Countdown: 2005: Tracks”
I only caught the second half of the first support Hatesphere‘s set. And they were pretty damned good, too. Good old-school thrash, really – from a band that clearly loved what they were doing, and that enthusiasm rubbed off on the crowd. The lead singer provided the quotes of the night, too: “Here’s a song about fisting“…”Here’s another song about fisting“…”Here’s a song about killing“…Class.