Articles by Steve Fallows
Genuinely one of the most unique and talented rock bands this country has produced, it’s a pleasure to see them back and on such good form.
They have one of the most consistently strong back catalogues in the scene today, and a show which backs that up and more.
All in all, its just what you would expect from an Autopsy release, just with a few little twists and turns along the way.
Ironically, at that point there were so many different bands – not everyone had gone down the path of sounding like Darkthrone, looking like badgers and posing in the woods with sticks. It was already quite expansive back then. Anyone that was of any note sounded completely different.
I know the whole ska-punk scene is Marmite to a lot of people; but if you are on the side of loving it, then Reel Big Fish are a top live band; and behind the humour, they are a group of really talented musicians, as the brass section solos proved.
For the most part, people are fucking rubbish; but there are a lot of good ones, and a lot of the good ones you will meet are because of music. A love of music introduces you to a better type of person than a love of football or cars.
There is a lot there for people who do get it and have maybe spent a long time immersing themselves in Justin Broadrick’s work, but there is something here for people that maybe haven’t connected as much with them before.
Steve Fallows managed to grab a few words with Implore guitarist Pedro to find out a bit more about the band’s first album for Century Media Records and how this multinational band came together.
Headliners Abhorrent Decimation seem to have gone from strength to strength. . . The new line up, crammed into the small Star & Garter stage power through a brutal set that gives an extra edge to the new material.
Steve Fallows managed to grab a few words with Ash Scott and Dave Archer from Abhorrent Decimation to ask about the new album, the new deal with Prosthetic Records and what this means for the future of the band.
When Life Of Agony played in the UK recently, Steve Fallows caught up with guitarist Joey Z to ask him about their new record, their comeback and on being outsiders despite having connections to many different scenes.
A great band on great form on a night that just didn’t seem long enough.
All their albums make for difficult and interesting listening, but live this is a serious force. One that fulfils every promise that that uneasy listening promises, and then some. Be very careful and suitably prepared before stepping into Mutation’s world.
a completely dismantled and Melvin-ised take on the Beatles classic ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, with all its usual melody and catchiness replaced by slow lumbering riffs that gave the song a whole new life.
In the second of our Damnation 2017 previews, Steve Fallows checks out the Terrorizer Stage, and finds it to be aptly named!
Damnation is a one-day festival that packs a mighty metal punch; and with so much choice, and so many clashes, it may seem challenging to find your way round. In the first of our previews, Steve Fallows demonstrates that if you keep it simple and stay with the main stage, you certainly won’t be disappointed.
It feels very different [playing with both Paradise Lost and Vallenfyre] to be honest, because I’m only the guitarist in Paradise Lost, and vocalist in Vallenfyre. It doesn’t feel the same on any level, they are both really, really different jobs so it’s easy to switch between them.
…the set swayed between death metal and doom right along to some crust-punk and grind-infused noise that not many bands can pull off, certainly not to the level that Vallenfyre do.
Prong may have been at their commercial peak over twenty years ago, but creatively and performance wise, they are arguably at that point now.
. . . it was the second half of the show that got everyone going. A medley of tracks from debut album Do Or Die, followed by a special version of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ (again linked famously with Liverpool) that nearly brought the house down.
Steve Fallows managed to get some time with Prong frontman Tommy Victor about the new album ‘Zero Days’, the band’s history and the other bands he has worked with during Prong’s downtime.