Will Preston

The Answer @ The Pyramids

by on Dec.06, 2009, under Gigs, Music, Review

The Answer - 2Fresh from their tour supporting ‘AC/DC’, Irish rock band ‘The Answer’ make a bigger name for themselves with this years tour. The venue was half packed by the time the band came on and the excitement was running in the crowd thanks to some great support. First band on were a nice heavy metal group called ‘Black Spiders'; a band looking AND sounding like a modern day Black Sabbath. The riffs were heavy, the hair was long and swinging, and their was a lot of . A great start. A slightly disappointing group followed known as ‘General Fiasco’, a floppy haired indie band with about as much on stage presence as a trapped fly.

The audience didn’t warm to them as much. The songs sounded like they were written by a group of teenagers who have just learned to write music at a basic level. They couldn’t even be bothered to write endings for their songs. ‘General Fiasco’ felt wrongly billed; a lame indie flavoured filling in a sandwich of rock music. With enough time to drown the previous droning echo from our memories, ‘The Answer strutted on stage acting like they were ‘Led Zeppelin’…but not in a disrespectful way. Giving the same energy they had when support ‘AC/DC’, the crowd went mad. Some unwelcome pre-teens at the front mistook the event for a ‘Limp Bizkit’ concert and started moshing and jumping around I almost believed they were under the effects of an epileptic fit. Almost ruined the night for the older members of the audience who just want to watch a good band play without re-enacting the battle of 1666. Anyway, jumping children aside, Each song played felt like it was the last one of their set. A sound that comes from a band with a good amount of experience under their hair.

The only niggle I had with ‘The Answer’ is that after halfway through their set, the songs start to feel as if they are repeating themselves, an expected problem with modern bands trying to sound like ‘the good old days’ of rock. An hours set and 2 encores later and the fans are still cheering like crazy (the children had gone home by this point as it was school the next day). The band were even nice enough to meet their fans after the gig. If you’re looking for a modern band with a sound of well carved seventies rock, then ‘The Answer’ is for you, so long as you bring a riot shield to deal with flying children.

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