Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Unseen Underground Pub Fest - IV

Pre event coverage in Deccan Chronicle

Review in Nxg The Hindu

Review in Chennai Times

Unseen Underground Pub Fest-IV .

Sunday evening hundreds of metal fans gathered at Geoffrey’s Pub to enjoy their favorite music as the fourth edition of Unseen Underground Pub Fest was taking place. The Unseen Underground Pub Fest has become one of the most awaited events for metal and rock music lovers of the city. The fest featured four bands; of which each band showcased its own unique knack on Metal. Another lure of the event was the display of HMI’s new range of guitars for the 1st time in India. In spite of heavy rain and festive moods people turned up for the show to prove their sincere passion for music.

The fest began with Blood Stain, an original composition by CRYPTED. CRYPTED is a recent progressive / trash metal band formed this year. Though it was their first performance in Unseen Underground Pub Fest the crowd was fascinated by their excellent performance. The band displayed their powerful energy on stage through Backbone –a cover song of Gojira. The audience started head banging along with the guitar riffs of Arvind and Shiva’s vocals which raised a terrific atmosphere. Vishnu displayed his dexterity on drums in their original composition called “Equilibrium” and “Held by chains”. They also covered “Black Label” which pulled the entire crowd towards them.

Amour of God the next band on stage started with “Journey” their original song dedicated to their former guitarist Late Arjun Vasudevan. They made the crowd bang their heads when they started playing “Destiny” and “Dawn of the reapers” the songs that are already familiar to their fans. Mark came and joined them on stage for a Metallica cover song “For whom the bell tolls”. Addy and Gene displayed their talent on guitars with “Scars of heaven” and Boskey showcased his finesse on keyboard for their new untitled number. Leon’s astounding act on the stage and his drumming skills were appreciated by the gathering .The crowd went wild and requested them for COB cover “Every time I die” which was their last song for the evening.

Then the stage was taken by the night’s most awaited band Blood and Iron with Manu on drums, Vivin on keyboards, Arun on base guitar, Ashish on guitar and Mark on the vocals. They played their own compositions from their first and second album. They started with In darkness a song from their second album followed by Blood oath a song from their first album. The crowd seemed very excited for their next tracks like Promised Lands, Dynamite World & Anarchy all from their 2nd album “Dynamite World” during which Ashish replaced his Jackson guitar with HMI king V.Just after Fear of The Dark medley they wrapped up with their self titled song from their 1st album leaving the crowd asking for more.

Last band of the evening was Escher’s Knot, a technical death metal project of the band Carnage. The band has gained a good popularity among the metal crowd within a very short span of time. They started with Textures cover Drive followed by their original track Up For Nothing. Their original This Page has Been Left Blank Intentionally has too many technical and complex stuff, which was well coordinated by Anshuman with his 7 string guitar and Manu’s drum patterns. It was not the scene where you slowly loose the crowd as it gets late in the night, in fact people still did not want to leave the place after Escher’s Knot concluded the Fest with a beautiful original track called Break The Cypher.

If any of you have missed this Concert wait for Unseen Underground Pub fest-V, there will be lot more new bands and music coming up to you.

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