The Angry Budgie Live

Thursday, 10 December 2009

The Angry Budgie Live: Five Finger Deathpunch, 26th November, Manchester Academy 1

So for the first time in a while The Angry Budgie went to a gig, and at the back end of last month off we went to see Five Finger Deathpunch at the Manchester Academy 1. This gig had already been upgraded from the smaller Academy2, either way, after seeing them at Download 2009, we were sure it would be a great show!

Ill admit I first got into 5FDP after seeing the video for The Bleeding on Scuzz, instantly I became a fan. It had all the ingredients of a classic metal song, with some ten ton riffage! The gig itself was amazing, 5FDP really are such a great band live, and in their front man a real talisman. Ivan Moody whipping the crowd into a frenzy and pulling off some storming vocals.

Their new album, War Is The Answer, had just been released before the UK tour and there were already a few favorites. The opening four tracks of the album make for an awesome opening to any album. So far my favourite tunes of that album are Bulletproof and Hard to See. Both performed on the night. The band themselves played/rocked hard. They also showed some real class, towards the end of the gig and crowd surfer went over the barrier and had a pretty nasty fall. Mid-song Ivan stopped the set to make sure he was ok, then, with some genuine drum sticks and ensuring he was ok, the band got right back at it!

So an absolutely stonking gig, and a band I would defiantly recommend you go and see!

When I get round to doing so I will have a gig review from a recent 'A' gig The Angry Budgie went to. I've been a fan of A for many a year, and A even supported Feeder at the first ever gig I went to! They were back (minus Daniel P Carter) and rocking hard as ever!

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