Evile – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff 24/09/15

What can I say? A night of boisterousness, explosive bands, smiles, circle pits, macarena dancing, beer can biting and one very dodgy stage dive.

IMG_7755-2Lifer come on and roar straight into their vigorous set. It’s fetching and the the crowd loving it. They somewhat feel like the veterans of the night holding the crowd within the palm of their hands and just flowing with it. We get a few jokes, and let’s be honest, we’re surprised it took this long for Cameron to get a song dedicated to himself about piggate. People laugh and carry on with the tonights merriness. It’s a great set by the Welsh lads, helped by zestful crowd.

Finally, Evile take to the stage. After two cancellations spanning over three years this is a gig that’s been long awaited for by some. Third time lucky, right? It’s been quite the roller coaster for this thrash band but nothing is going to stop them. Singer Matt takes time to chat with the crowd and fill in for lost time. There’s a sense of appreciation from the band especially as a few in the crowd mention they still have their original tickets. Tonight, Evile must feel cherished to have such a doting fan base.

Here (really) to promote their fourth album Skull they don’t hesitate to throw themselves into it. It’s a full on set and they fit as much as they can within their time and the crowd aren’t left disappointed.

Evile have a welcoming charm about them. They come off as friendly yet tough, which is shown with their range of metal faces. Matt seems to spend half the set pleasantly smiling at everything. We’re also introduced to the new guy and he doesn’t disappoint either. Splendid night all round, lets just hope that luck favours them for the future and they don’t leave it too long to come back around. Cancellations can be damaging but by tonights boundless standards they’re already on their way back up.


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