A torrent of sounds bursts into our ears; from a constantly active drum kit to alarming riffs, Fear Factory shakes up the conventions of heavy metal by exploring their universe at the limits of ever-pushing back: post-apocalyptic, dystopian, one thing is certain, through their cathartic songs, the quartet has been reflecting the uncertainties of a world in search of meaning for more than 30 years.
In the front row, two frontwomen with inexhaustible energy, Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey. Alongside them, a band of equally passionate musicians: guitar, bass and drums complete the Butcher Babies equation. Live, the intensity is tenfold: the American band, used to touring and filling crowds, knows how to hypnotize its audience from the very first notes – and then never let go. metal
IGNEA is not afraid to mix styles. Their melodious metal has epic, lyrical, even folk and electronic elements. Their latest album, Dreams of Lands Unseen, tells the story of Ukrainian photographer Sofia Yablonska who travelled to meet tribes around the world in the 20th century. The story blends with the sounds, the narrative with the riffs, for a bewitching result.
The symphonic metal of Ghosts of Atlantis plunges us into a darkly mysterious atmosphere. Hailing from Suffolk, a county known for its stories of witchcraft, the band seems to be steeped in enigmatic atmospheres filled with legends. It’s easy to imagine walking through the remains at dusk, with the wind whispering in the background. On stage, the show matches the sound: it’s powerful.