Easter Sunday: the Sabbath. The perfect day to celebrate booze, riffs and Black Sabbath worship with another quality gig at the Colchester Arts Centre. Because of the date, the attendance was not great, but those who were there had a great time!
Old Man Lizard were a perfect opener. The local lads may have only played to a handful of people but the Sudbury trio reminded everyone why they are such hot property. They had only thirty minutes but they made the most of it, blasting out some solid riffs that would make their heroes proud. The hits such as ‘Sea of Witches’ and ‘Rollgar’ went down an absolute treat, it’s just such a shame not many people were there to watch them.
Hailing from Switzerland, Sons of Morpheus were awesome. There band on stage were undeniably cool, they’re honest guys who you’d go down the pub with in the evening after work. The music they played tied in well with their image, the music was groovy and fun, while the band’s laid back attitude came across well with their interactions with the crowd. This group is truly one to keep an eye on.
“We’re in a church, on Easter Sunday, what gives?” asked guitarist Will Mechum. “It’s the church of rock and roll!” yelled out a man in the crowd in reply. “I’ll give you that sir” replied Will, raising his drink in the air. Karma to Burn were an absolute blast, a powerhouse display by the veterans of the road. They sold their souls for rock and roll and the deal has clearly paid off. The hour long set never dragged and the band were consistent and reliable throughout. Every note was executed by a well-rehearsed band that clearly loved playing with each other, after all these years they’ve still got it; but they never lost it. For a band that has defied critics since the beginning, it is reassuring to see that Karma to Burn are still proving the critics wrong.
As we left the venue, the band shook hands with fans and said peace be with you as they left; a touching hilarious act to finish a great day of riff worship.