Live Reviews

Live Review: SOiL @ Hard Rock Hell

Taking the stage as the penultimate band of the weekend, SOiL really had to step their game due to the high calibre of performances across the whole weekend on both stages. Opening with “Break It Down”, the band show that they have still got the fire they had when they first broke through 10 years ago. Frontman Ryan McCombs was ...

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Live Review: Blackfoot @ Hard Rock Hell

Blackfoot – Stage 1 – Saturday Blackfoot was kicking off the southern rock infested night at Hard Rock Hell with their raunchy, blues fuelled sound. The band has a good collection of songs with anthemic style choruses and sing-along lyrics. The beat was heavy and the guitars were blaring, producing a sound that was very much easy to dance to ...

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Live Review: Buckcherry @ Hard Rock Hell

As the final band of the weekend, Buckcherry were under serious pressure to deliver after what had been a wonderful weekend of high standard live performances. By god, did they deliver. What a show, from start to finish. From the moment the opening chords of “Ridin'”, it was instantly obvious that Buckcherry were at Hard Rock Hell to make sure ...

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Live Review: Ajenda @ Hard Rock Hell

Ajenda – Stage 2 – Friday If you haven’t heard of Ajenda already, then this performance will surely gain them a few fans. The bands front woman Jen had a voice similar to Pink crossed with Joan Jett, giving a complete unique perspective of the Belfast based band. The bluesy numbers were a hit with the crowd as they started ...

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Live Review: The Burning Crows @ Hard Rock Hell

The Burning Crows – Stage 2 – Friday Team RAM had to check out The Burning Crows at Hard Rock Hell last weekend due to the fact they have been generating a lot of interest on their current tour with The Quireboys. Their bluesy, raunchy sound has been widely welcomed by rock fans across the nation and Team RAM can ...

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Live Review: Bonafide @ Hard Rock Hell

Bonafide – Stage 1 – Saturday Travelling all the way from Sweden to grace us with their presence at Hard Rock Hell is Bonafide. There is nothing really to it with these guys; it’s down right dirty, sleazy, infectious hard rock that you simple would have a hard time trying not to like. Their live show at Hard Rock Hell ...

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Live Review: Sebastian Bach @ Hard Rock Hell

Sebastian Bach – Stage 1 – Friday When Team RAM heard that Skid Row legend Sebastian Bach was headlining this years’ Hard Rock Hell festival, we simply couldn’t pass the chance to go watch him. However, we were gravely disappointed with his set which was so highly anticipated. The set started late due to technical difficulties, which amounts to a ...

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Live Review: Jeff Loomis @ Sub 89, Reading

So lets start with Monuments. Instrumentally they are heavier than a sledgehammer of dark matter to the cranium but with that comes a perfectly melodic accompaniment.  What lets the London quintet down is vocalist Matt Rose’s seemingly crisis of faith.  Does he want to sing cleanly, with a gruff edge, scream or rap?  Is it still 2000 and people are ...

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Live Review: Every Time I Die @ Corporation, Sheffield

Off the back of their latest Monumental Rager Ex-Lives, Every Time I Die returned to the UK to prove why they are one of the biggest live acts in hardcore. Then again, if you’ve ever been lucky enough to witness their beer-fueled, southern rock inspired brand of mayhem before, you will know they have nothing to prove really. They never ...

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Live Review: Sylosis @ Sub89, Reading

So before I get into Sylosis’s homecoming performance in support of their new album Monolith, I feel I need to talk about Chimp Spanner.  By their own description they are “Retro Futuristic Djazz Metal”, which just screams of desperation to be different mixed with pseudo intellectual wordplay… also known as how I write most of my articles and blogs.  Part ...

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