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Winterfylleth / Voices / The King Is Blind

Live Review

Venue: Islington Academy 2, London

The old and new vanguard of UKBM unite

Though notable for having Cradle Of Filth co-founder Paul Ryan in their ranks, as well as members of Entwined, THE KING IS BLIND [8] don’t particularly reflect the musical past of their members, instead offering a muscular yet doomy take on death metal that’s reminiscent of Bolt Thrower.

That means big riffs, an apocalyptic vibe, hammering percussion and throaty vocals. Keeping the ex-Cradle theme running, VOICES [8] follow with legendary drummer Nick Barker in tow and provide a similarly enthusiastic, more progressive, set, creating perhaps the most cerebral experience of the night, their twisting and episodic approach to songwriting aptly reflecting the conceptual nature of their lyrics.

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