Editor's Rating

Rating out of 10

Sorrow Plagues ‘Homecoming’ release show plus Tales of Autumn and A Night in the Abyss

Date: 24th May 2017
Venue: Bar 42, Worthing
Photo Credit: Ajit Dutta @ Raidstudios

Worthing act, Sorrow Plagues have been together for several years now, but this was their first ever live show, which happened to coincide with the release of their second album, titled ‘Homecoming’. I headed down to sunny Worthing – or so they say – to catch the band’s debut show. On the night, Sorrow Plagues were supported by two favourites in the metal scene; A Night In The Abyss and Tales Of Autumn.

Kicking off into the early evening was Tales Of Autumn, a four piece band from Brighton who play a style of old school metal and hard rock with face melting riffs. Despite the early performance, they managed to bring in a crowd and vocalist Stefanos commanded the room with his powerful, high vocals, reminiscent of the legendary DIO. [7]

Keeping the evening moving on was A Night In The Abyss and oddly enough this was my second night in a row seeing them. One of the many favourite local bands in the underground metal scene, they play a style of traditional deathcore mixed with symphonic black metal interludes in between songs. My highlight had to be a mosh pit starting, particularly in such a small Worthing venue. [7.5]

The final band of the night and the men of the hour was Sorrow Plagues, the brainchild of David Lovejoy. It has been his solo project for a while but it looks like he finally reached a point where he wanted to bring together a band to play live shows. The room was packed out to catch this momentous occasion, as they produced a style of atmospheric black metal mixed with post rock. It was a great show for their ever first live performance and the group got to show off the new material from ‘Homecoming‘. Lovejoy’s powerful black metal screams really added atmospheric tones to their music. [7.5]

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