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Hour Of The Nightingale

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As we’re rapidly approaching the end of 2016 there’s one more album that I want to talk about before I get around to counting down my personal top ten albums of the year – which is going to be pretty hard to narrow down having listened to nearly six hundred albums this year!

Aleah Stanbridge
Aleah Stanbridge

The last one to get the individual treatment has to be “Hour Of The Nightingale”, the debut album from a melodic doom / gothic metal band called Trees Of Eternity. The genesis of the group was the getting together of singer Aleah Stanbridge and Swallow The Sun guitarist / composer Juha Raivio to work on material for the latter band’s 2009 record “New Moon”.

Juha Raivio
Juha Raivio

Stanbridge contributed vocals to “New Moon” and both subsequent Swallow The Sun albums, including last year’s phenomenal “Songs From The North” triple album. Away from his band Raivio continued to work on separate material with Stanbridge and the pair became partners in life as well as partners within music.

Fredrik Norrman
Fredrik Norrman

Album sessions began, I believe, in 2013, although videos for some of the tracks have been floating around the internet for several years already, presumably in demo form. The resulting record features the couple with guitarist Fredrik Norrman and his bassist brother Mattias Norrman (both of October Tide) as well as current Nightwish drummer Kai Hahto. There are clear similarities with Raivio’s day job but the finished product is, to my ears, a much gentler and soothing piece of work.

Mattias Norrman
Mattias Norrman

Opening track “My Requiem” is closest to Swallow The Sun’s material, I think. This is the track that grew out of Raivio and Stanbridge’s initial session for “New Moon” and immediately it’s the vocals that really make an impression, such is the beautiful and ethereal quality to Stanbridge’s voice.

Kai Hahto
Kai Hahto

Not that the backing is lacking, mind you. There is a heaviness to the musical performances that accompany the voice, that somehow even makes itself felt on the gentler passages.

The whole record is dense with melancholy and the mournful aspect of the music becomes so much more pertinent when you realise that Stanbridge tragically passed away from cancer six months before the album’s eventual release, aged just 39.

Aleah Stanbridge
Aleah Stanbridge

As a result listening to the album is both sad (at the loss of a very talented and a beautiful woman) and yet uplifting at the same time (thanks to the effect of her beautiful voice).

Juha Raivio
Juha Raivio

In a statement shortly after her death, Raivio said “…our Trees Of Eternity album will be released as it has been ready to be released for a while… we both loved it from the first note til the end and I’m so proud we had a chance to share a life and write this album together… been working on Aleah’s solo album for some time and will continue on that (at) some point…”

Nick Holmes
Nick Holmes

There are guest performances from Antimatter vocalist Mick Moss on “Condemned To Silence” and Paradise Lost frontman Nick Holmes on the epic closer “Gallows Bird”, but for the majority of the record it is that haunting voice of the late Stanbridge that grabs the listener’s attention.

Aleah Stanbridge
Aleah Stanbridge

My personal highlights on the record would be “A Million Tears”, “Broken Mirror”, the relatively brief “Sinking Ships” and the aforementioned tracks “Gallows Bird” and “My Requiem”. It’s a great shame that there will presumably be no further Trees Of Eternity records. One can only imagine the pain that Stanbridge’s passing has caused Raivio. This is a fabulous album and highly recommended listening.

Aleah Stanbridge & Juha Raivio
Aleah Stanbridge & Juha Raivio

I’ll leave the last words to Raivio – “…this cruel world needs this angel now more than ever. There will never be another voice like hers… She was pure magic, light and dark…” I hope that this record, and therefore the voice, will get the exposure and recognition that both deserve…maxresdefault-1

“Hour Of The Nightingale” tracklist:

1. My Requiem / 2. Eye Of Night / 3. Condemned To Silence / 4. A Million Tears / 5. Hour Of The Nightingale / 6. The Passage / 7. Broken Mirror / 8. Black Ocean /  9. Sinking Ships / 10. Gallows Bird

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Lost In Forever

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Beyond The Black
Beyond The Black

I was first exposed to German gothic metal band Beyond The Black when they were the unexpected opening band when I caught the Bristol show on Saxon’s “Warriors Of The Road” UK tour back in November 2014.

Jennifer Haben
Jennifer Haben

At that point they had yet to release an album, and considering that the band had only played their first show a few months earlier were quite impressive.

Debut album “Songs Of Love And Death” was released on 13th February 2015. A decent slab of gothic / symphonic metal with an accessible edge, the record was well received, especially in Germany where the album reached number twelve in the charts, and contained some catchy and memorable tracks such as “Running From The Edge”, “Numb” and “In The Shadows”, plus a superior cover of Motörhead’s 1991 track “Love Me Forever”.

Nils Lesser & Christopher Hummels
Nils Lesser & Christopher Hummels

The group’s line-up comprises vocalist Jennifer Haben, guitarists Nils Lesser and Christopher Hummels, bassist Erwin Schmidt, drummer Tobias Derer and keyboardist Michael Hauser, but only Haben appears on the first album – with session musicians contributing the backing – as it was seemingly recorded before the band was put together.

Erwin Schmidt
Erwin Schmidt

Almost exactly twelve months later (on 12th February this year) the band’s second album “Lost In Forever” hit the shelves, this time performed, I think, entirely by the six band members. That said, and without wishing any disrespect to the group, some of the guitar solos in particular are so polished I do wonder if the record bears the hallmarks of session musicians again.

Tobias Derer
Tobias Derer

The record kicks off with the first single, title track “Lost In Forever”. Haben’s vocals are more polished and assured this time around, and she is ably supported by backing vocals from Hummels. The instrumental performances are uniformly high quality, and the songwriting is very impressive too.

Michael Hauser
Michael Hauser

For some the material may be a touch too accessible, particularly on a power ballad such as “Against The World”, which to my ears harkens back to the hair metal scene of the glorious late Eighties whilst also have a definite modern pop/rock feel. Simply, this is symphonic metal written unashamedly with an eye on success. That may make the whole thing calculated and less authentic to some listeners, but when the songs and sonics are this good I don’t find that to be a problem.

Jennifer Haben
Jennifer Haben

Standout tracks here include “Heaven In Hell”, “Written In Blood”, “Dies Irae”, “Shine And Shade”, “Halo Of The Dark”, “Lost In Forever” and the delicate acoustic closer “Love’s A Burden”. This isn’t a band trying to reinvent the wheel, but they do what they do very well indeed. Without doubt Jennifer Haben is the star of the show, but Beyond The Black are a band that seem capable of making it big in their chosen genre. I’ll watch their future development with interest…

Beyond-the-Black-Lost-in-Forever“Lost In Forever” tracklist:

1. Lost In Forever / 2. Beautiful Lies / 3. Written In Blood / 4. Against The World / 5. Beyond The Mirror / 6. Halo Of The Dark / 7. Dies Irae / 8. Forget My Name / 9. Burning In Flames / 10. Nevermore / 11. Shine And Shade / 12. Heaven In Hell / 13. Love’s A Burden

King Of Kings

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Liv Kristine
Liv Kristine

In 2003 the Norwegian gothic metal band Theatre Of Tragedy fired their female vocalist Liv Kristine as a result of “musical differences which could not be bridged”. Kristine was apparently either emailed the news or discovered it when it was announced on the band’s website.

Alexander Krull
Alexander Krull

She then formed a new band, symphonic metal act Leaves’ Eyes, with the then-members of her German husband Alexander Krull’s gothic metal band Atrocity backing her.

In the years since Leaves’ Eyes released five studio albums beginning with 2004’s “Lovelorn” up to 2013’s “Symphonies Of The Night” as their profile gradually increased.

Thorsten Bauer
Thorsten Bauer

Last September saw the release of the band’s sixth studio release, that I have just caught up with, titled “King Of Kings”. Joining Kristine and keyboardist / vocalist Krull are co-founding member bassist / guitarist Thorsten Bauer, drummer Joris Nijenhuis (since 2013) and new guitarist Pete Streit. All three make up the current line-up of Atrocity with Krull too.

Joris Nijenhuis
Joris Nijenhuis

The record is a concept piece about the first King of Norway, Harald Fairhair, who reigned in the late ninth and early tenth centuries and is regarded as having been responsible for uniting Norway into one kingdom. It kicks off with a short but very atmospheric folky / Viking metal number “Sweven” (meaning, I believe, dream) which segues straight into the title track. Operatic vocals from Kristine, harsh vocals from Krull, heavy guitars, solid drums, orchestration and masses choral backing vocals. It’s all very Epica / Nightwish-like.

Pete Streit
Pete Streit

First single “Halvdan The Black” is a song about Harald’s father, and is again very Epica-like, but with a folky edge not unlike a mixture of Epica with bits of Eluveitie thrown in. Next up is the second single “The Waking Eye” which is all about dreams and prophecies and is very catchy and somehow distinctively European too.

Harald Fairhair
Harald Fairhair

A folky (think whistles, violins, Celtic drums etc.) instrumental interlude “Feast On The Year” then leads into “Vengeance Venom”, a Viking drinking song in essence, then “Sacred Vow”. This latter song relates to the tale the Harald, then King of the Norwegian region of Vestfold, wanted to marry Gyda Eiriksdottir, the daughter of Eirik, who was King of the region of Hordaland. She refused until such time as Harald was King of the whole country.

Simone Simons
Simone Simons

Simone Simons, lead vocalist with the aforementioned Epica, appears on “Edge Of Steel” and demonstrates to me that, despite the very high quality of the band, Kristine’s voice – very good as it is – just isn’t quite as special as that of Simons, though I’m sure many will beg to differ. The pair do blend really well on this song though.

Lindy-Fay Hella
Lindy-Fay Hella

“Haraldskvæði” refers to a ninth century poem of a conversation between a raven and a valkrie discussing the life of Harald, and is a gentle folky number with insistent percussion and lots of chanting, giving it a real Viking vibe. This feeling carries on into “Blazing Waters”, a battle song, but this soon gives way to heavy guitar riffing and harsh vocals and a catchy chorus. This is the longest track and features a guest vocal appearance from Lindy-Fay Hella of Norwegian band Wardruna.

Sverd I Fjell
Sverd I Fjell

There is a monument in Hafrsfjord, where the Battle of Hafrsfjord took place in the late ninth century and lead to Harald becoming King of a unified Norway. The monument is named Sverd I Fjell, which translates as “Swords In Rock”, the title of the final track of the regular album. Hafrsfjord is also, apparently, the place where Kristine was born, which gives the whole thing a real connection between the stories and the voice that’s singing them. I do think it’s great when the music you listen to then inspires you to find out about things like history too!

Leaves' Eyes
Leaves’ Eyes

The deluxe edition contains two bonus tracks, the lovely acoustic ballad “Spellbound” and “Trail Of Blood”, another Viking folk metal track.

In a nutshell this is classic symphonic metal with added Nordic folk, making it something that I feel is quite distinctive from the many symphonic metal and folk metal bands around. It would go well with any film or TV epic set in the Viking era too, I suspect. Well worth a listen…leaves eyes btm

“King Of Kings” tracklist:

1. Sweven / 2. King Of Kings / 3. Halvdan The Black / 4. The Waking Eye / 5. Feast Of The Year / 6. Vengeance Venom / 7. Sacred Vow / 8. Edge Of Steel / 9. Haraldskvæði / 10. Blazing Waters / 11. Swords In Rock / 12. Spellbound / 13. Trail Of Blood

Feel The Misery

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My Dying Bride In 1990
My Dying Bride In 1990

Time for a bit of doom today, I think. As was the case with Paradise Lost, Yorkshire was the birthplace of doom / gothic metal band My Dying Bride. The latter were formed in Bradford during 1990 by guitarists Andrew Craighan (who also performed keyboards) and Calvin Robertshaw, singer Aaron Stainthorpe and drummer Rick Miah.

Andrew Craighan
Andrew Craighan

Bassist Adrian Jackson was on board by the time the group recorded their debut album “As The Flower Withers” in 1992. Various other band members came and went until the group went on hiatus following 1999’s “The Light At The End Of The World” album.

Returning in 2001 with their seventh studio album “The Dreadful Hours” the band have continued to record and perform even as the line-up has fluctuated. September 2015 saw the release of the band’s twelfth studio album “Feel The Misery”, coming three years on from the excellent “A Map Of All Our Failures”.

Calvin Robertshaw
Calvin Robertshaw

The band now comprises founder members Stainthorpe, Craighan and Robertshaw (who rejoined in 2014 after a fifteen year absence) alongside bassist Lena Abé (who both joined in 2007) and violinist / keyboardist Shaun MacGowan (since 2009). Drum work was handled by Dan Mullins.

Aaron Stainthorpe
Aaron Stainthorpe

The record begins with the relatively up-tempo (at least in places) but most certainly not upbeat “And My Father Left Forever”, a song inspired by the death of Stainthorpe’s father, to whom the album is dedicated, which clocks in at nine-minutes-plus. In fact, four of the eight tracks on the album have a duration of nine minutes or more, with closer “Within A Sleeping Forest” approaching eleven minutes in length.

Lena Abé
Lena Abé

Although the opening track is nicely gothic it isn’t all that doom-like. That’s soon put right, however, when “To Shiver In Empty Halls” comes roaring in with Stainthorpe’s mournful vocal turned into a deathly growl over suitably melancholic guitar lines and monolithic sounding riffs in a track than slows to a crawling pace some six minutes in.

Shaun MacGowan
Shaun MacGowan

“Feel The Misery” is a highpoint on this record, along with the Cathedral-like “I Celebrate Your Skin”, the gothic ballad that is “I Almost Loved You” and the aforementioned closing track “Within A Sleeping Forest” which is sublimely brilliant.

Fabulously atmospheric, My Dying Bride continue to build upon the template that they helped to create a couple of decades ago. Although not an upbeat album in terms of music or lyrics, nonetheless I feel that there is something strangely uplifting about doom metal (or maybe I’m just a miserable old so-and-so?!) and this is a very good example of the genre. Great stuff…my dying btm

“Feel The Misery” tracklist:

1. And My Father Left Forever / 2. To Shiver In Empty Halls / 3. A Cold New Curse / 4. Feel The Misery / 5. A Thorn Of Wisdom / 6. I Celebrate Your Skin / 7. I Almost Loved You / 8. Within A Sleeping Forest

The Plague Within

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Paradise Lost In 1990
Paradise Lost In 1990

The town of Halifax, in West Yorkshire, spawned one of Britain’s best known and most influential gothic / doom metal bands way back in 1988 with the formation of Paradise Lost.

Nick Holmes
Nick Holmes

Perhaps unusually the band have, drummer aside, managed to keep their initial line-up together for the past twenty seven years, which is something of an achievement on itself.

That original line-up consisted of singer Nick Holmes, lead guitarist / keyboardist Greg Mackintosh, rhythm guitarist Aaron Aedy, bassist Steve Edmondson and drummer Matthew Archer.

Greg Mackintosh Aaron Aedy
Greg Mackintosh & Aaron Aedy

Debut album “Lost Paradise” surfaced on the Peaceville label in 1990 and featured a more death metal vibe than would be the case as the band’s career and sound developed and evolved. Indeed throughout the subsequent album releases, until 2007’s “In Requiem” album, elements of electronica, synthpop and industrial metal would also be found until the band’s direction focussed on gothic / doom metal.

Adrian Erlandsson
Adrian Erlandsson

Drummer Adrian Erlandsson, formerly of Cradle Of Filth, and still involved in a variety of projects, joined the band in 2009. Since then both that year’s “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” and 2012’s follow-up “Tragic Idol” have been artistically strong and well received works.

Steve Edmondson
Steve Edmondson

Now, in June 2015, comes the band’s fourteenth studio album “The Plague Within”, probably the band’s heaviest record in some time, and quite possibly their heaviest ever.

Holmes covers a lot of ground vocally, with clean melodic lines to be heard as well as a harsher delivery more readily associated with death metal – the latter perhaps inspired by Holmes being appointed to the line-up of Swedish death metal band Bloodbath as replacement for Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt. The variation is determined by the mood of each track, and it’s this helps the album’s sense of expansiveness and keeps the interest of the listener, at least in my case.

The guitar riffs are crushing in place, sometimes doomy (see the Cathedral-like “Beneath Broken Earth”) and sometimes up-tempo, whilst there are liberal sprinklings of harmony guitar too. Both guitarists are on top form throughout.

Paradise Lost In 2015
Paradise Lost In 2015

There are also orchestral embellishments to this record, which work well and are something I would have liked to have heard more of, to be honest. Nonetheless, this is an excellent album of its type – cold, morose and doomy yet also gothic and melancholic.

The album’s highlights, for me, are “Punishment Through Time”, “Flesh From Bone”, “Victim Of The Past” and the essential closing track “Return To The Sun”. Excellent stuff…

tour“The Plague Within” tracklist:

1. No Hope In Sight / 2. Terminal / 3. An Eternity Of Lies / 4. Punishment Through Time / 5. Beneath Broken Earth / 6. Sacrifice The Flame / 7. Victim Of The Past / 8. Flesh From Bone / 9. Cry Out / 10. Return To The Sun

The Seventh Life Path

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Morten Veland
Morten Veland

Norwegian gothic metal band Sirenia were formed in 2001 by multi-instrumentalist Morten Veland following his departure from Tristania. Veland contributes the majority of the songwriting, together with guitars, bass, keyboards, programming, drums and vocals.

As with many gothic metal bands – often referred to as “beauty and the beast” bands – Sirenia utilise a combination of male vocals (harsh and clean) and female vocals.

Henriette Bordvik
Henriette Bordvik

Debut album “At Sixes And Sevens”, released in 2002, is the band’s only release to feature French session singer Fabienne Gondamin as the lead female vocalist. Henriette Bordvik from Norway took on the role of female vocalist for album number two “An Elixir For Existence” in 2004, but left the band for personal reasons the following year.

Monika Pedersen
Monika Pedersen

Danish singer Monika Pedersen joined the line-up in 2006 and was featured on the next album, 2007’s “Nine Destinies And A Downfall”. Pedersen departed the band in 2007 resulting in the band having to cancel a planned European tour with Swedish symphonic metal group Therion.

Ailyn
Ailyn

2009 saw the release of album number four “The 13th Floor” with female vocalist number four on board following the recruitment of Spanish singer Ailyn, a former contestant on Spain’s version of the television programme “The X Factor”.

Ailyn, one of the more striking female vocalists within this area of music, remains the band’s singer to this day and contributes all the female vocals on album five “The Enigma Of Life” from 2011 and 2013’s “Perils Of The Deep Blue” as well as the brand new seventh record “The Seventh Life Path”, released in May 2015.

Jan Erik Soltvedt
Jan Erik Soltvedt

Joining Veland and Ailyn on the album are guitarist Jan Erik Soltvedt and drummer Jonathan A. Perez.

Jonathan A. Perez
Jonathan A. Perez

The album was preceded in April by the single “Once My Light”, which, even though the six minute runtime is edited down from the album’s seven minutes plus, gives a good stylistic and sonic overview of the record as a whole.

Not dissimilar to other bands in the same genre, such as Epica and Nightwish, you can expect crystal clear female vocals, soaring melodies, banks of keyboards and choral backing vocals, supported by crunching guitar riffs and solid bass and drum work.

Sirenia
Sirenia

I did feel that at times Ailyn’s vocals got a little buried in the mix, though generally this is a very well produced and balanced album. There is a lot going on in each track so maybe I just lost focus slightly?! The tracks do have a longer running time on average than those on the previous album, giving plenty of room for Veland’s ideas to breathe and develop – nowhere more clearly than on the epic “Sons Of The North” with its spoken word middle section. This song is a definite highlight, along with “Insania”, the fast paced “Concealed Disdain” and “Serpent”.

All in all this really is a very good gothic metal album and testament to the strength of Veland’s talent and vision…

Press Ad“The Seventh Life Path” tracklist:

1. Seti / 2. Serpent / 3. Once My Light / 4. Elixir / 5. Sons Of The North / 6. Earendel / 7. Concealed Disdain / 8. Insania / 9. Contemptuous Quitus / 10. The Silver Eye / 11. Tragedienne

Warriors Of The Road

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Bristol O2 Academy
Bristol O2 Academy

Sunday 30th November 2014 – almost 32 years to the day since my first concert experience (see The Eagle Has Landed) – and it’s gone full circle to seeing Saxon again in Bristol on a Sunday night.

Billed as the Warriors Of The Road World Tour, the band had already performed 27 shows of their 35th anniversary tour on mainland Europe before the U.K leg kicked off at the O2 Academy in Bristol.

Beyond The Black
Beyond The Black At The Bristol O2 Academy

First up were a new gothic metal band from Germany, Beyond The Black. Yet to release their debut album, the band, fronted by 19-year-old singer Jennifer Haben, only played their first ever show at the Wacken Open Air festival in July of this year. From my position at the front of the hall and stage left, the sound was a bit muddy, and obviously none of their material was familiar – however, they sound interesting and Jennifer has a lovely clear singing voice. One for the future potentially.

Next on the bill were Hell. Originally formed way back in 1982, Hell had a unsuccessful and tragic start to life. Their record label went bankrupt just as they were about to start recording their debut album in 1986, and vocalist Dave Halliday committed suicide the following year. The band ceased to exist at that point.

Hell
Hell

During their five years of touring, a young Andy Sneap was a regular at their gigs, and was in fact taught to play guitar by Halliday. Sneap went on to be a founding member of Sabbat before moving into production work. He has since produced and/or mixed numerous successful heavy metal albums by bands including Saxon, Amon Amarth, Cradle Of Filth, Megadeth, Onslaught, Arch Enemy and Opeth, as well as Sabbat and Hell themselves.

In 2008 the surviving original members of Hell – Kev Bower (guitars), Tony Speakman (bass) and Tim Bowler (drums) reunited with a view to re-recording the tracks they had worked on in the 80s. Andy Sneap was brought in to work on them and ended up joining the band as second guitarist, along with new vocalist David Bower (brother of Kev). It is this line-up that has recorded and released the two Hell albums “Human Remains” and “Curse & Chapter”, both of which are superb examples of occult metal.

Hell At The Bristol O2 Academy
Hell At The Bristol O2 Academy

Dressed in matching Victorian style dress coats and wearing corpse paint, Hell are visually striking, and David Bower draws on his acting background to give a very theatrical performance, wearing a barbed wire crown and reaching out to the audience from his position perched on the stage monitors like some kind of cross between a demonic preacher and a gargoyle. Very good vocals too, blending seamlessly with the excellent and technical playing of his bandmates. A very impressive act indeed!

The Stage Pre-Show
The Stage Pre-Show

On to the main act… the mighty Saxon. Only the third time I’d had the pleasure of seeing them perform live, but what a band. Still led by the powerhouse that is vocalist Biff Byford, and completed by guitarists Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt, bassist Nibbs Carter and drummer Nigel Glockler, this is a band with a rich heritage and superb musical legacy.

10355863_353442298149038_528968443941059841_nThe advertisements for this tour promised all the hits from the holy trinity of “Wheels Of Steel”, “Strong Arm Of The Law” and “Denim And Leather”, and – with the odd exception of “Never Surrender” (which reached number 18 back in 1981, I believe) – they certainly delivered all those hits and much more besides.

Saxon At The Bristol O2 Academy
Saxon At The Bristol O2 Academy

Kicking off with a frenetic “Motorcycle Man” before powering through the title track of 2013’s “Sacrifice” album, this was a setlist with no flab and no filler. No extended instrumental passages, no drum or guitar solo spots – just nearly two hours of solid heavy metal. Biff’s vocals and stage presence were as powerful as ever, and the musicianship of the rest of the band faultless. I had the pleasure of being at Paul Quinn’s side of the stage and so was able to observe not only his skill and ability with his guitar, but also his obvious enjoyment and pleasure – something that you don’t always see with touring musicians.

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Nibbs Carter, Paul Quinn & Doug Scarratt

Highlights for me were the classic “Strong Arm Of The Law”, “And The Bands Played On”, the positively thunderous “Heavy Metal Thunder” and, of course, “Wheels Of Steel”. But, in all honestly, not a duff moment during the whole set. A superb performance from a truly legendary English heavy metal band.

Biff Byford
Biff Byford

The setlist was as follows (apologies if I’ve made any mistakes or ommissions!):

1. Motorcycle Man / 2. Sacrifice / 3. Power And The Glory / 4. Solid Ball Of Rock / 5. Lionheart / 6. Strong Arm Of The Law / 7. I’ve Got To Rock (To Stay Alive) / 8. And The Bands Played On / 9. Forever Free / 10. Frozen Rainbow / 11. Heavy Metal Thunder / 12. Suzie Hold On / 13. Demon Sweeney Todd / 14. The Eagle Has Landed / 15. To Hell And Back Again / 16. 747 (Strangers In The Night) / 17. Crusader / 18. Princess Of The Night / 19. Wheels Of Steel / 20. Dallas 1 PM / 21. Denim And Leather

Saxon At The Bristol O2 Academy
Saxon At The Bristol O2 Academy

1, 12, 16 and 19 originally from “Wheels Of Steel” (1980) / 2 originally from “Sacrifice” (2013) / 3 and 14 originally from “Power & The Glory” (1983) / 4 originally from “Solid Ball Of Rock” (1990) / 5 originally from “Lionheart” (2004) / 6, 11, 15 and 20 originally from “Strong Arm Of The Law” (1980) / 7 originally from “The Inner Sanctum” (2007) / 8, 18 and 21 originally from “Denim And Leather” (1981) / 9 originally from “Forever Free” (1992) / 13 originally from “Into The Labyrinth” (2009) / 10 originally from “Saxon” (1979) / 17 originally from “Crusader” (1984)