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What we learned at Falling In Reverse's Soundwave Sydney show

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Venue: Soundwave Festival, Sydney

So what did Ronnie Radke teach us in Sydney?

While at Soundwave in Sydney we took the opportunity to see Falling In Reverse. Due to the band still not playing the UK, it felt like the right time to check out one of metal's most controversial bands of recent years.

It's Not Just Kids In Here

Despite what you might think, Falling In Reverse's crowd isn't just full of screaming teenagers – although there are a certainly a few. The hangar that is playing host to Stage 3 is packed with thousands of fans of all ages – from the hench 40-year-old in a Metallica vest to the little girl wearing oversized ear protectors, the buzz of FiR is too much to resist.

Ronnie's Got The Attitude

The debate about whether Falling In Reverse's music is metal will probably never be resolved, but without a doubt Ronnie has that metal attitude of simply not giving a fuck. He never has, and tonight onstage as he swaggers around like he owns the place, Mr Radke has his masses in the palms of his inky hands and can do as he pleases. Not only that, but his metalcore growl is seriously powerful when it ricochets off the giant metal shed in which he conducts his sermons.

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