Deadly Circus Fire Review
May 10, 2016 | By: Leeann Walters
The London Camden Underworld recently played host to outstanding Deadly Circus Fire who put on an undeniably magnificent performance at this superb and exceptionally popular music venue. This four piece progressive metal band from London came together in 2009, consisting of Paul Igoe on Drums, Save Addario on guitar, Mike Enort on Bass and Adam Grant in charge of vocals. 2010 saw the release of self-titled EP ‘Deadly Circus Fire’ which was received with upmost enthusiasm and tangible recognition by both fans and critics alike who heard the potential and talent infused into this group. Playing both Bloodstock and Hammerfest festivals in 2011 emphasized the substantial musical ability Deadly Circus Fire have to offer. Debut album ‘The King and the Bishop’ was soon to follow in 2013 cementing the fact that these boys had a unique and catchy sound and stage presence and were most certainly in demand leading to European tour with none other than Benji’s Skindred. Fans could not get enough of the band and Metal Hammer Magazine quoted for saying “Deadly Circus Fire are one of the best bands in Prog Metal right now” The group then released their second Studio Album to date ‘The Hydra’s Tailor’ in 2015. The reputation behind this band most definitely fuelled my excitement for the May performance at The Underworld Camden as anticipation to see them live was building.
I love the layout of The Underworld Camden as there is a good sized dance floor next to the stage and also a raised area making viewing easy as these boys came on with full force, the sound was perfect and Adam’s voice could be heard clearly over the expert instrumentals. The energy in the room was enormous and everybody was enjoying song after song, crowd participation was a large aspect involved throughout the performance with fans saying parts and at some points a pit and even circle pit was formed. “Deadly Circus Fire” did not disappoint when it came to talent and professionalism giving a top performance demonstrating their skill, passion and commitment to the band and musical creation. The atmosphere was tremendous and it was apparent that everyone else was also having an excellent time with the energy of the band intoxicating the audience, an all in all top performance from Deadly Circus Fire. After a show like that I will be keeping up to date with new releases and shows from this most superb band.