Soil plus Sons of Texas, Liberty Lies and Bleed Again
Venue: Concorde 2, Brighton
Date: November 8th 2016
American hard rock band Soil returned to the Concorde 2, after last playing the venue supporting Coal Chamber in May 2015. This was my second time seeing Soil, so I was really pumped to see them again at the same venue but being the main headliner.With Soil’s 20th anniversary coming up in 2017, it’ll be interesting to see what the band have planned for that.
Kicking off the night was local band Bleed Again from Brighton; they warmed up the crowd for the other acts and put on such a good live show. This was Bleed Again‘s first time playing at Concorde 2 and they really got the crowd going with fast paced and mind blowing riffs. The tone they set for the crowd was in your face metal with meaningful lyrics. It was a proud moment to see a local band doing so well which goes to show no dream is too big!
Next up was Liberty Lies, an alternative rock band from the West Midlands, England. These guys kept the crowd moving with their melodic riffs and calming vocals.
The Energy from Bleed Again and Liberty Lies flowed and moved straight into Sons of Texas’s set. I was already a fan of the five piece band from Mcallen, Texas and they reminded me why. They had a great set, with songs about growing up in Texas and the lifestyle, awesome riffs, heart pounding drums and a mixture of aggressive and calming vocals to get the pit started.
Lastly was headliners Soil. When they came on everyone lost their shit; twice i’ve seen these guys but everytime it gets better and also more emotional. Some of their songs had the pits going and yet others were calming and got the tears going.
Near the end of Soil‘s set, they played ‘Halo‘, one of their popular songs, and suddenyly everyone was wondering where lead singer Ryan Mccombs had gone. The riff opened up and he was in the middle of the pit, while the crowd – including me – sung their hearts out. Soil finished their set but everyone was cheering for one more song so the band came back and did their cover of ‘Black Betty‘ to finish off the night.
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