Last Month we hosted Belfast’s progressive hardcore behemoths ‘Towers’ in Voodoo and they didn’t let us down.
This one filled up fast with plenty of slams and moshing up at the front from the minute Dublin’s ‘Order Sixty-Six’ set the show in motion with a track called ‘Sirens’. The energetic 5 piece got the show rolling with their own brand of Metallic Hardcore and the audience gladfully received. This was their first appearance in Belfast and i’m sure Belfast will want them back.
Things became a lot more local when Belfast’s very own Beatdown artists ‘No Great Loss’ took to the stage. Eternal Sleep was the first tune they let out the gates and from that point on, they were in their stride. They had well and truly got the crowd on their feet with a powerful set that not even an on-stage technical malfunction couldn’t interrupt.
Alpha Twin were next in line to tackle the adoring crowd thursday night crowd in Voodoo and they done so with both hands on the wheel. A slightly lighter set than the other predominantly hardcore acts featuring on the night, but this made no impact on their incredible ability to have the people up front moshing along to their catchy, dancy riff-rock tracks. Their raunchy cover of Electric six’s ‘Gay Bar’ was a highlight as always.
At 12pm the stage was set for the night’s headline act. Towers adorned the Voodoo stage once again to a well presented back-drop of red branded banners and fairy-lit Buckfast bottles. They started their set with one of their earlier tracks ‘Hate and Pride’ sounding tighter than ever before ripping into some new material and local favourites such as ‘Seasons’. It’s clear to see the new dynamic having bassist Aidan Thompson join the band presents. The aggression his scream vocals give to the new songs, complement the more lyrical parts of Daniel’s main vocals to provide a new platform of unification in the band. There is a lot more to come from this sensational local act!
Written by Seán McD