Gallows
In usual form, Manchester based Ingested played their brand of brutal death metal with all the energy they had. It was unfortunate their time slot clashed with England’s world cup performance, although at least Ingested managed to emerge victorious. The dwindling crowd seemed appreciate the band’s ferocious vocals and furious sound as they pushed eachother around the small mosh pit they formed midway through the set.
Ingested
More Than Life performed well, despite the absence of their singer, and they did manage to get some impressive stand ins. They played a mixed set which included moments of catchy, punk esque riffs and some bigger, distorted riffs with powerful basslines. Last Witness frontman Theo Kindynis put in a noteable and vocally strong performance during his slot with them. Although small in stature, his raw vocals penetrated the noise of the music as he bounced around the stage, full of hardcore energy.
The Eyes Of A Traitor
The Eyes Of A Traitor
Next up was The Eyes Of A Traitor with their modern, if slightly formulaic, metalcore sound. Singer Jack Delany strutted around onstage before throwing water on his fans and diving down to sing in the midst of the moshpit. Although adequate as musicians and Delany having the ability to project his metal vocals over the music, they lacked any kind of stand out quality and came across as fairly generic.
Evergreen Terrace
Evergreen Terrace
American melodic hardcore legends Evergreen Terrace were on top form during their set. They played a few tracks off their latest release ‘Almost Home’ as well as some of their classic tracks. Their cover of ‘Mad World’ off the Donnie Darko soundtrack briefly got the room moving and most of the crowd singing along. Singer Andrew Carey, whose voice was even stronger live than recorded, repeatedly attempted to incite the crowd during their set, but the youngsters there were largely unaware of the impressive credentials of the band before them. Nevertheless for anyone who was old enough to admire Evergreen Terrace for their status or appreciate their melodic take on a genre known mainly for its aggression, this was a great performance.
Gallows
Gallows
Headliners Gallows stepped onstage 25 minutes late, lapping up the air of anticipation which permeated the room. They dedicated a song to Yorkshire in honour of their headline performance in Leeds, renaming ‘London Is The Reason’ to ‘Yorkshire Is The Reason’ which had the crowd chanting along. They played almost an hour of their trademark sing-along hardcore punk, peppered with Frank Carter’s uninsightful, cheeky and cocky banter. Their cover of The Clash classic ‘I Fought The Law’ had an immense reaction from the kids in the moshpit as did Gallows new material. Overall, despite the elements of British punk rock being there: a huge union jack flag, repetitive riffs, sing-along choruses, the tattooed frontman spitting onto the stage, the band unfortunately seemed as if lacking in drive and energy tonight.
Gallows
Words by Vicky
Photography by Gobinder Jhittaemail Gobinder

One Response to “Ghostfest DAY 2, Leeds University, UK – 27th June 2010”

  1. Bianca Says:

    Congratulations to Gobinder for having his Frank Carter shot chosen as Rock Sound’s picture(s) of the week: http://www.rocksound.tv/blog/article/pictures-of-the-week keep up the good work mate x

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