Northlane / Volumes
Venue: Islington Academy, London
Oz metalcorers get a new lease of life
The Academy is buzzing tonight as a sold-out crowd of screaming metalcore fans hyped on Tuborg tries to push further toward the stage like a stampede of buffalo heading toward a brick wall.
But before tonight’s star attraction, LA breakdown lovers VOLUMES  do their best to raise the already sweaty temperature. Dressed entirely in white like scene Andrew WKs, the five-piece leap around like fleas on and off the stage – frontmen Michael and Gus surf round the room on shoulders, but the musical impact is lost in a damp mix of hookless genericore that fails to substantially drag the audience in on any emotional level. Stepping things up by a gear or two are the revitalised NORTHLANE , who hurtle onstage amida flurry of moshpits and screams.