Agalloch / C.R.O.W.N.
Venue: Islington Assembly Hall, London
Arcadian metallers make a mesmerising return
Melding metal and industrial is hardly a new concept but it takes skill to pull off a dynamically heavy sound without becoming overwhelming or incoherent.
For C.R.O.W.N.  these points are all but moot. The French group bring a bombast to this beautiful venue that is felt through the very ground we stand on. Combining harsh, textured vocals and screams, their majestic rhapsody totals the venue.