Thu 12 Apr – Paradise Lost
Last night I had the pleasure of going to see paradise lost at koko (formerly the camden palace), got there about 6:30 (doors at 7) expecting the usual queue aroun the block only to be proved wrong with a teeeeny little queue and quite a few cute girls to look at, roll on 7 the doors flew open and in everyone went.
Then we waited.
All this time there was of course the odd crazy guy yelling crap in the crowd and being a tit, this did prove amusing for a little while.
This of course was not such a good start.
Some time later (about 8pm) the support band Serpico came on, they where... well, they where "meh", by this time everyone just wanted to see pl (if the cries from the crowd where anything to go by), which I suspect didn't help Serpico too much (they tried, i'll give em that) but overall they lacked "OMPH", they brand themselves as a kind of punk metal but really they're more nu metal than anything else.
And all "meh".
Now, once the support band had been disposed of... they came back and threw cd's at the crowd... but after that.
Paradise lost! woohoo!
They came on, and bang, I was having a good time, the thing with small venues like koko is that some bands can be massivey over-amped in them but pl come across quite well.
I still felt my trousers move with the bass mind you (along with several internal organs and my lunch) :D
They played through the usual set of crowd pleasers along with a spangly new track (wasn't bad, not really "stand out" though), with the usual cries of "one second" untill they finaly let loose with it.
Roll on 10:50 and they hit the second encore, by this time id started to leave so alas, I didn't catch that one (had to get home and all).
Overall, a damned good time!