SMASH INTO PIECES AT THE UNDERWORLD LIVE REVIEW


20th March 2015 Underworld Camden The Swedish rockers grace Camden with their first headline UK tour. The band already has a big following in Scandinavia and Japan but the rock fans in England have yet to really be introduced to the Smash Into Pieces experience.

What they lacked in numbers, the crowd made up for in appreciation and volume. Sadly the quintet were reduced to a quartet after Benjamin had to go back to Sweden for urgent surgery (get well soon Banjo) but Per Berquist managed to provide enough riffs on the guitar to make up for it and between him and Viktor Vidluld on bass they barely stood still all night! It was always the bands intention to produce an album which encapsulated the feel of their live shows. Having become familiar with their album the Apocalypse DJ before the gig, I can definitely say they have managed to capture the energy and musicality of the live show. Chris Adams interaction with the audience is terrific and the

band certainly know about rocking a venue Swedish style. Kicking off with Stronger the band flex their muscles jumping right into a brilliant set. New single Checkmate goes down well but a clear favourite of the night is My Cocaine, even without Elize Ryd from Ameranthe.

Time will tell if these guys will go the distance, I hope so, they have a great energy, they make great rock music and a sound that would fill stadiums!


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