Articles by Chris Sharp
Twelve Foot Ninja, Uneven Structure and Mask of Bees descended upon Manchester, for a bonkers and captivating night of tech metal.
Haken are turning ten, and going on tour across Europe to celebrate, promising to use the tour to celebrate their first two albums – Aquarius and Visions. Next to None and The Algorithm are along for the ride. Chris Sharp went along to review.
The ability to provoke such a wide array of emotions is where Primordial excel; simultaneously bleak and cathartic, mournful yet uplifting.
Musically, the entire band is ridiculously tight, as they run through just over an hour of instrumental tech metal. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel … It’s just done brilliantly well, and varied enough to never outstay its welcome.