Metal United Down Under - Adelaide
Oct 10, 2015 @ Enigma Bar in Adelaide, SA
Bands: Orpheus Omega, Truth Corroded, Hollow World, Headbore, Sedulous Rouse, From Birth to Burial, Fragmenta, Stoved
Adelaide had an air of excitement that night. There are people everywhere. On the way to the Enigma bar, I saw guys dressed up in superhero costumes, presumably on a buck's night, although it is Hindley Street and one can't always tell. Hundreds of zombies were also staggering about on their annual walk, but I was surrounded by metal heads about to take part in our annual venture.....Metal United Down Under...\m/.
Kicking off are Stoved who have set the bar high. The lads are in fine form with their brand of pounding power groove metal which would make any Pantera fan happy. Stoved are MUDU veterans making their second appearance and hopefully many more to come.
From Birth to Burial slam into their set with vigor and ferocity they had the crowd head banging along to their ruthless brand of metal - killer set from the lads. It's been a brilliant start to Metal United Down Under and with the dual stage set up, the change over times a very minimal.
Melbourne based death metal band Hollow World have been touring around the country and now it's the Enigma Bars time to get decimated by the boys. Hollow World are absolutely relentless in delivering a set from hell - it was an pleasure finally seeing them play live after listening to their material for a while now.
Sedulous Rouse take to the second stage now. A big thank you to Roly Moore for all his efforts in organising the show - big thumbs up mate. Their set is punishing, playing material from the upcoming album which is sure to make a huge impact upon its release. With some of the longer songs of the evening the blackened death metal was savage.
Truth Corroded are well travelled veterans of the scene and we are blessed to have them annihilate the metal heads in front of them. The Truthies deliver a formidable set once again. They demand respect wherever they go and it was given back to them by the crowd who appreciated everything the boys gave us.
One of my personal favourite local metal bands was next to play: Headbore pronounce themselves once again as a tight knit group who deliver the goods time and time again. The crowd sing along with Fish to Enemy,
Headbore's debut new song tonight which will be sure to be fan favourites in gigs to come. I also must have to give a special shout out to Chris Ward and kind and generous man who shared an ale with a thirsty punter prior to the gig. Cheers mate.
The second of the Victorian brigade to destroy Enigma are the mighty Orpheus Omega who headline tonight's Metal United Down Under show in Adelaide while also finishing off their tour for Partum-Vita-Mortem. I loved their set, having the unique sound added by their keyboardist. Orpheus Omega endear themselves to the crowd on hand to witness a punishing set. It was a guilty pleasure to see these guys finally.
Closing out the night is Fragmenta, although the crowd has dissipated which is their loss; Framgenta execute a blistering set which rival all the bands that have performed tonight.
Tonight's Metal Down Under show has been a bloody excellent night, a big thanks to Hollow World and Orpheus Omega for making the trip across to destroy everyone, all the bands who played tonight, a big thumbs up!! Roly Moore for his tireless effort in setting up tonight's gig, The Enigma bar for the venue, Michael and Anja for their vision and Wardy for the beer.
Until next year...\m/
Reviewed by Adrian 'Dren' Barham
From Birth To Burial