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Funeral For A Friend – Review and Photos

Attack! Attack!


Attack! Attack!

Attack! Attack! bounce onto the stage and hit the corwd with 25 minutes of ‘Take This To Your Grave’ era Fall Out Boy style pop/rock. The Welsh rockers impress with limitless energy, and the hooks and melodies most bands would kill for. Attack! Attack! also win over fans by selling their debut self titled album for just £3, ensuring a packed venue full of kids singing along for their next visit. Attack! Attack! are scheduled to take part in the Good To Go tour nearly 2009.

Attack! Attack!

In Case Of Fire


In Case Of Fire

In Case Of Fire seem like the odd ones out tonight, their sound not translating well into the mix of other bands playing. They don’t have the melodies or the screaming to match, and with four bands playing tonight they only have the chance to play five songs, and have to cut down on their usual in between song samples. 

However, In Case Of Fire rock out as hard as they can, in their matching black atticus shirts with white arm bands, for the 20 minutes they get on stage. The venue suits their sound, a mix between Refused and At The Drive In, and the right audience would love them.   

Hopefully, they will go down better on the Kerrang Tour in January. 

In Case Of Fire

In Case Of Fire
Cancer Bats


Cancer Bats

Liam Cormier, Cancer Bats frontman, is determined to rip this stage up. In the space of 35 minutes he managed to cover every inch of the stage, throwing himself around as if this was his last ever show. Fueled by rage on stage, he lets it out screaming louder each time he swings the microphone near his mouth. His energy levels are unrivalled tonight.

Mainly performing songs from their second album ‘Hail Destroyer’ Cancer Bats mix hardcore and metal, with the odd melodic section, and prove popular amongst metal fans in the audience.

Cancer Bats

Cancer Bats

Cancer Bats

Cancer Bats

Cancer Bats

Cancer Bats

Funeral For A Friend
Funeral For A Friend

Funeral For A Friend

Despite releasing their fourth album ‘Memory and Humanity just four weeks ago, Funeral For A Friend decide to only play five songs from that album. Instead, to their credit, they mainly fill the set with songs from their early days. Juneau, She Drove To Me Daytime Television and, the song givent he biggest cheer of the night, This Years Most Open Heartbreak all featuring in the first five songs of the set. FFAF aren’t holding anything back.

Playing smaller venues again has seemed to give the band a new lease of life, all members look like they are having fun and enjoying playing live again, Drummer Ryan Richards even starts the set wearing sunglasses with flashing LEDs on them, just for fun. After a fan criticizes Matt Davies singing on the beautiful ‘Your Revolution IS A Joke’ Matt offers the ‘fan’ up onstage to sing the next song (You Can’t See The Forest For The Wolves), to see how he would do. To be blunt, he was awful, and almost had Guitarists Darran Smith and Kris Coombs-Roberts mess up their guitar lines as they tried to fight off the laughter.

‘Tales Don’t Tell Themselves’, arguably the bands most complete album, is all but forgotten, with only Into Oblivion featuring. Instead, Novella, History and Roses For The Dead all find their way back into the setlist.

 

Funeral For A Friend

Funeral For A Friend Setlist:
Constant Illuminations
Juneau
Streetcar
Waterfront Dance Club
She Drove Me To Today Television
This Years Most Open Heartbreak
Rules And Games
Roses For The Dead
Kicking And Screaming
Your Revolution Is A Joke
You Can’t See The Forest For The Wolves
Novella

Into Oblivion
Maybe I Am
History
Escape Artists Never Die 

Funeral For A Friend

Funeral For A Friend

Funeral For A Friend

Funeral For A Friend

Funeral For A Friend

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