Voodoo Six and Adrenaline Mob at KCLSU
Smoke filled the air as Voodoo Six opened for Adrenaline Mob on 3rd July at King’s College, London. There was no doubt about what kind of concert was being held at King’s College.
Voodoo Six exploded with heavy metal rock right out the gate. Lead singer Luke Purdie did a fantastic job during Voodoo Six’s performance, commanding the band and interacting playfully with the crowd. The audience was head-nodding throughout the band’s performance, but one song called Take Aim turned the head-nodding into head-banging. The breakdown in the song was intense.
Adrenaline Mob was true to their name and transferred energy to the audience. The lead singer, Russell Allen, did a phenomenal job connecting with the crowd. He was issuing commands to get the audience involved, and he had their undivided attention throughout the duration of Adrenaline Mob’s time on stage. Members of the crowd were clapping to the beat, waving their hands, fist-pumping, head-banging, and throwing up the classic pinkie and index finger rock symbol. The crowd was undoubtedly feeling Adrenaline Mob. A lot of the members in the crowd already knew of the bands, and were representing Voodoo Six and Adrenaline Mob t-shirts. One member of the crowd that preferred to be referenced as Daniella said: “Adrenaline Mob is really good. I’ve seen them twice. They are a great heavy metal scene.”
Even with all the electrifying solos and breakdowns by Adrenaline Mob, one of the best moments of the show was when Allen brought a serious statement to the mic. He described the next song and said it was about his daughter Ava, who is autistic, and the song is about moving forward and giving it everything he has, because that’s what his daughter would expect. For the tough heavy metal players, this was a heart-warming and awesome moment in the show. The song had a considerably slower tempo and this really demonstrated that Allen, aside from the heavy metal singing style, also has a great singing voice.
Throughout the show, Adrenaline Mob did a great job performing. Each band member was a master of his craft. Allen had the crowd pumped up and jumping around. The drummer’s (Mike Portnoy) solos always grabbed the audience’s attention. John Moyer was on bass, and he also shined during his solos and provided an intense bass background throughout the show. Last, but certainly not least, Mike Orlando was on guitar. Every time he had a solo, he shredded it. Turning the guitar straight up, he played at an unbelievable speed. It was jaw dropping. Adrenaline Mob stayed true to their style of music and their band’s name. They are intense, heavy metal rock players and provided the entire venue with an adrenaline kick.
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