Revocation and Killswitch Engage Live Review
January 18, 2020 | By: Leeann Walters
Such an outstanding performance was given to fans at the Killswitch Engage and Revocation October London show held at Brixton Academy. With a sold out gig the venue was certainly at capacity with all diehard and new fans alike eager for the intense and amazing performance always provided by Revocation and Killswitch Engage.
An amazing performance was given by Revocation in their October 19 performance at Brixton Academy supporting Killswitch Engage. A combination of technical death metal and thrash metal they are captivating and engaging. The band put on a truly energetic show entrancing the crowd from the beginning to end of their set. Consisting of Dan Garguilo – guitarist, David Davidson – Lead Vocalist and Brett Bamberger – Bassist they demonstrate a great stage presence delivering perfect vocals, energy and instrumental talent throughout the show, the atmosphere was almost tangible as with each track this band’s unique stage presence had everybody in the building moving. With their album ‘The Outer Ones released just over a year ago the band have earned the reputation of being exceptionally entertaining, talented and unique over the last few years in the music industry. With songs lasting longer than the average three minutes or so they are brimming with efficacy, character and entertainment making their live performance one to be seen and their set at Brixton Academy truly memorable. With guitar style’s consisting of shredding solo’s, and Riffs accompanied by outstanding deep guitar bass, double bass drums and hardcore vocals it makes Revocation one of the band’s that you want to see time and time again as they will never disappoint.
Killswitch Engage certainly brought their A game when it came to their Outstanding Brixton Academy performance October 19th. Vocalist Jesse Leach throwing out perfect vocals, Adam Dutkiewicz with crazy guitar riffs and Mike D’Antonio showing the world how Bass should be played Killswitch started as they meant to go on. With the release of their new album ‘Atonement’ it was certainly set to be a good show. Opening with Unleashed a track only recently released it immediately threw the crowd into a frenzy followed swiftly by Hate by Design and The Crownless King. Demonstrating vast amounts of stage presence and crowd interaction including showing appreciation that the crowd had travelled out to be there that evening for the show and an almost political feel with mentions of current world affairs and problems with the reminder to us all that “we are all one unit” and need to work together to make this world a better place for all. True to form the set consisted of not only new songs but true originals that had everybody singing and dancing along including classics such as My Last Serenade and My Curse.Killswitch were on top form bringing the tempo of the show up with head banging singles such as Signal Fire and the End Of Heartache and then slowing the pace with well loved Always. Closing this Brilliant and long set with Holy Diver Killswitch certainly made sure it was a performance to be remembered and admired. The musical ability, stage presence and general brilliance of the band is always apparent when watching these guys and an opportunity to see Killswitch Engage should always be taken. With the entire audience captivated at this sold out show there is not one criticism that could be made as this band is made to perform.
With both Revocation and Killswitch Engage due to have tours in both 2020and 2021 I highly recommend that fans book tickets as these are bands not to be missed.