They say that you make your mind up about a person within 10 seconds meeting them. Quickly made, judgement can often be wrong after the initial reaction. Putting their backs up against the wall, this year Suicide Silence released their polarising self titled record. Almost universally panned by fans, though personally I loved the record, it has been somewhat of a divide in the fan base. Wrapping up their first run of UK shows in London, Suicide Silence bare their newly sharpened, slightly adjusted teeth to the crowd tonight.
Having released their controversial self titled record, Suicide Silence have begun a bold new chapter in their story. After a short run of American shows for the album’s release the band headed over to the U.K. for their first tour featuring new material.
Once again we are plagued to the greedy maw of London’s venues with a particularly early start time at London’s Koko tonight to ensure that Club NME can still go ahead… However before that we embark on a journey of the metaphysical in both sound and spirit. Joined by Nordic Giants and The Contortionist, Tesseract will take to a sold out Koko’s stage later this evening to reveal just what makes this band absolutely exceptional.
It would seem that the age old adage has once again been proven right and that good things do indeed come in three’s. Having visited us previously in April, Periphery began their Juggernaut attack on a one off date. Since then the band have been touring the world over in support of the new album. Though quite before we can get to the on stage antics of the innovators the stage will be set by another.
Recalling a time long since gone Camden Town used to the hub of all things alternative sadly a far cry from it’s former glory the borough now houses more disposable knock offs than rare finds of genius. With this sentiment in mind we move into London’s Koko which tonight will house a true hero of the Gothic calling and poster band for the times of controversy and rebellion that the borough used to stand for.
It would seem that the classic old adage that great things come in three’s is incredibly apparent. As we begin to move into Autumn venues are once again beginning to be filled up after the sonic drought that was August. With one of the best line ups this month we saw English doom mongers Paradise Lost bring the moping tonight. Though before we can get onto our main act there is the small act of the incredible support presented tonight.
Nostalgia, something that seeks out people’s past experiences to draw on “the good old days”, on their previous emotions that hold connotations of the old times. Perhaps when we were younger, had more energy and more life. Returning after releasing their brand new album Rivals, Coal Chamber show us that despite their leave, they are more than happy to be back.