After a huge weekend at SlamDunk Festival and the excitement from their latest album release, BURY TOMORROW set about destroying Plymouth’s White Rabbit once again.
Alongside Bury Tomorrow was a set of support acts not to be missed. Main support came from French Pop Punk/Hardcore outfit, CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK!, whose last venture to the UK saw them playing alongside We Came As Romans and The Color Morale. Alongside them were northern hardcore giants DEMORALISER, and local hardcore band NAPOLEON who were playing their first local show in two years after conquering the majority of mainland Europe.
After a two year wait Napoleon were welcomed back to the South West with open arms. A set that featured tracks from their 2012 release, ‘What We See’ and latest release ‘Of Jams, Smokes and Promises’. With a few dedicated fans shouting lyrics from the crowd, much to the humour of vocalist Alex Feggi, the return show was a positive one and received the approval of a much more core based crowd.
Next up were 5-piece hardcore band Demoraliser. A captivating performance that really set the mood for the evening with a host of fans shouting lyrics and moshing as a metal crowd should. The set featured a variety of old and new songs that got increasingly brutal as the set progressed, much to the appeal of the audience. With the set over all too soon, Demoraliser left the stage with the crowd in high excitement for who were next to grace the stage.
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, were seemingly surprised by their debut Plymouth show. Plymouth gave them a massive welcome as CNCC set about creating the party mood that is fluent throughout their albums. The set consisted of tracks mainly from their recent album ‘Pardon My French’ which included favourites such as ‘Restart’ and ‘Taking Chances’, as well as their cover of 90’s hit ‘All Star’, a perfect way to complete the set and left the audience mesmerized by what they had just witnessed.
To end an evening of astonishing metal bands came Bury Tomorrow, a band that has created a massive name for themselves across the UK and European metal scenes. The set was nothing less than flawless. Opening with latest single ‘Man On Fire’, the Plymouth crowd was in awe of what they were about to witness. As soon as the song kicked in the moshing began, the lyrics were shouted and crowd surfing started. The set featured a huge variety of past and present releases from 2009 release ‘You & I’ though to ‘Of Glory’ from their latest album, ‘Runes’. A set that was truly jaw dropping and seemingly had the audience engaged in every song. Bury Tomorrow left the stage to chant of ‘One More Song’. A chant that seemingly increased in volume until the band returned to play one of their fan favourites, ‘Lionheart’. For the last time the band left the stage and left the crowd in high discussion about what they had just played a part in. An impressive display of British metal that captured the crowds energy and used it to its full potential. A great show enjoyed by one and all, that proved the necessity to keep the White Rabbit open and safe from redevelopment.
Review & photography by Sion Roe]]>