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Live Review: The Devil Wears Prada – White Rabbit, Plymouth – 10/02/12

HTF hit up The Devil wears Prada’s Dead Throne tour in Plymouth last week. Check out what we thought of the show here..

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Band: The Devil Wears Prada
Support: Last Witness and Brotherhood Of The Lake
Venue: White Rabbit, Plymouth
Date: 10/02/12

Reaching the middle of the colossal UK ‘Dead Throne’ tour in commiseration for their new album, it was time for The Devil Wears Prada to reach the dark and dingy pits of Plymouth.

First band to support were local guys Brotherhood Of The Lake. Being the first band on, the crowd can be a bit dodgy, but locals swarmed to the tiny crammed venue in full support of their local heroes. They kicked straight in with booming amp-splitting riffs and breaks, preparing the perfect atmosphere for the night ahead. Roaring vocals, with even a cheeky bit of sampling thrown in, all added up to a perfect warm up for Plymouth’s raging hardcore scene. (Words: Jasmine Sevette)

Following Brotherhood Of The Lake, Last Witness laid the foundation of things to come, stirring the crowd to a wild frenzy and setting the mood for headliners, The Devil Wears Prada.

Their set comprised of a barrage of energy that hit from every direction relentlessly. They aren’t a band to hang around, absolutely smashing through their set and laying waste to the place and all in their path, leaving everybody ready to take on the main act. (Words: James Archibald)

Finally, the band everyone was here to see stepped foot on stage. American Christian metallers The Devil Wears Prada threw straight into a pounding track from the new album.

‘Dead Throne’ slams everything together – turbulent double bass, ultra heavy pit-starting vocals, enough melody to move around feeling like they are trying too hard, with plenty enough drops to please metal-lovers ears one hundred times over. For an intro, it’s was exceptional and a good welcomer to the new album.

To be honest, there wasn’t really one track that caused a whole lot more chaos – pretty much every song did. Although, ‘Outnumbered’ and ‘Hey John, What’s Your Name Again?’ were amongst the gems, each causing a sweaty pit of fists and jumping bodies. The crowd was slightly disappointing, as you could not help but feel the music really deserved a whole bigger venue; these guys just aren’t established as much in the UK as they are back home. However, after a show like that, it’s pretty clear that their UK fanbase can only grow rapidly. (Words: Jasmine Sevette)

Reviewers: Jasmine Sevette & James Archibald

Photographer: James Archibald

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