Alestorm @ O2 Islington Academy
18th February 2012
Review by Katherine Tullett
Photography by Altercarnated Photography
Set sail for the high seas, raise the Jolly Roger, and let Alestorm take you on a voyage! Following the course first plotted by Running Wild, Alestorm writes heavy, power-metal-driven songs about wenches and mead (seriously, one of their songs is called "Wenches and Mead"), but this time, they’ve brought cannons. Lead vocalist and keytar captain Chris Bowes adds thick, symphonic backings to their music in the tradition of folk-metal bands like Turisas and Korpiklaani, two bands that Alestorm cites as influences.
Axe-man Gavin Harper also proves competent, shredding through the waves with a sweep solo on this song.
Raise up your pint of grog and take a swig to "Captain Morgan’s Revenge"!
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