Fozzy // The Treatment // Stitched Up Heart // Live Review // The Limelight One // Belfast
Tis the end of the week and once again the dedicated metalheads of Belfast are out in force to soak up the heat of another night of quality music.
Three bands yet again took to the stage of the Limelight One to deliver their own brand of magic, first up Stitched Up Heart.
The L.A. Four-piece immediately grab the crowds attention, with an absolutely killer sound and stunning vocals from frontwoman Alecia ‘Mixi’ Demner she demands you all eyes upfront. The band is seriously tight, a savage blend of modern metal with gargantuan riffage, slamming breakdowns all fused together with Alecia’s highly addictive melodic vocals with the odd guttural rasp. Stitched Up Heart are absolutely slamming it and the Belfast crowd I think is somewhat taken aback but the complete mastery from the opening act …. A tough act to follow no doubt.All hail Stitched Up Heart ♥️
A change of pace for The Treatment, good old fashioned Rock ‘N’ Roll! Classic rock vibes from the off with banging tunes, wailing vocals and soaring guitar solos, what’s not to love! A stark contrast to the brutality of Stitched Up Heart but maybe that’s not a bad thing as we’re all still catching our breath! There’s so much hair flying around up on that stage L’Oréal should sponsee these dudes! When frontman Tom Rampton asks for participation he gets it! Belfast is loud and proud tonight giving their all. Belfast has Rock in its blood and its roots so this is right up our street and it shows as each and every song ends is greeted with rapturous applause – Belfast approves this message 👌
It’s showtime baby! The lights drop and the band hits the stage and Fozzy takes his place centre stage raised up for all to see. The stage itself is lit up like a Christmas tree which is a rare thing at a gig these days but great to see. When the first song ended this place went ape-shit! The energy from the band on the stage of off the charts, both guitarists rocking their asses off whilst the drummer who is fuckin savage lays down the law. Throw in a few cover songs and I’m sold! Fozzy takes his time at the end of each track to soak up the adoration from the crowd, it is quiet surprising the popularity of this band from its humble beginnings to full-on in your face rock monsters that they have now become. With seven studio albums under their belt, their latest offering Judas has cemented them as one of the heavy hitters on the touring scene and going by tonight’s performance, it’s not hard to understand why.
7th Dec – The Mill, Birmingham – TICKETS 8th Dec – Old Fire Station, Bournemouth – TICKETS 10th Dec – Sin City, Swansea – TICKETS 11th Dec – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham – TICKETS 12th Dec – Islington Academy, London – TICKETS