Sunday, March 25, 2012

Triaxis plus Elimination plus Hollow Tone, Masons Arms , Llanelli, 24/03/12

An evening of up and coming British heavy metal saw a modest but enthusiastic crowd pack into the tiny Masons Arms in Llanelli in deepest West Wales.

First up at around 8.45 were Swansea Valley based hard rockers, Hollow Tone. Described as melodic hard rock they seemed to play to their heavier end for this occasion and are definitely worth checking out (again) some time. They're here on my space.

Next up at around 9.40 were Ipswich/Colchester thrashers Elimination. Check them out here on reverbnation and here. With such a powerful sound in a tiny venue, they were bound to make an impession and they certainly did with a fast, driving sound where Megadeth meets Testament.

Elimination fly the flag for British thrash
and pack a punch in the Masons Arms

Friends of this blog will know how much I rate Triaxis, and was principally the reason why we ventured out West. With a 2nd album now in the can to follow up the highly impressive debut "Key To The Kingdom", the 5 piece are working hard to build upon their already growing reputation amongst those who know.

Owen (bass), Giles (drums) and CJ (rhythm)
Glyn (lead) and Owen
Glyn in finest Dave Mustaine pose
With a combination of tracks from the first album, including set staples, Lies, Gates of Damnation, and Sker Point, some newer material and the obligatory Iron Maiden cover (check out The Wicker Man on you tube), the band pay homage to the core values of, not only Maiden, but Priest, Dio, Anthrax and many others. An impressive rhythm section backs the fine riffage of Glyn and CJ, with Krissie's commanding vocals and stage presence making for a potent mix.
Put simply, they're the best unsigned metal act in the UK.
Krissie, lead vocals
The Evil That Men (or is it Women?) Do
Krissie, Triaxis lead vocals, with the best chauffeur a man could have!

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