Park­way Drive stress out the Fire Brigade in Lon­don

AUSSIE METAL KINGS START THE GREAT FIRE OF LON­DON PART II AT CA­REER-DEFIN­ING MEGA-SHOW

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TONIGHT MARKS a truly mo­men­tous oc­ca­sion for Park­way Drive.af­ter over 10 years of pro­vid­ing us with some of the most bom­bas­ti­cally iconic met­al­core of this gen­er­a­tion, now is the time for them to take the next step to be­com­ing your fu­ture fes­ti­val head­lin­ers. It was only a year ago that they were de­mol­ish­ing this very venue, and even then, it felt like they had a nu­clear wind in their sails. But while that was a truly mon­u­men­tal night, this vic­tory lap at the end of the Ire al­bum cy­cle is even more mind-blow­ing.and with more fire than Satan’s own fur­nace, plus a spin­ning drum kit as well as Park­way be­ing on the form of their lives, it’s a won­der the roof doesn’t blow off. First up, Stick To Your Guns’ melodic hard­core stomp has been finely-tuned to fit stages of this grandeur, pro­vid­ing the per­fect open­ing to the fe­roc­ity to come. It’s in­cred­i­ble just how deadly this band have be­come – but it still pales next to what fol­lows.

“It looks like sur­vival of the fittest out there, but that’s fine,” laughs dom­i­neer­ing Park­way front­man Win­ston Mccall, as the crowd rips seven shades of shit out of each other dur­ing the ex­cru­ci­at­ingly heavy Bone­yards.then there’s the pro­duc­tion; ev­ery­thing is big­ger, grander and more gnarly, turn­ing these cir­clepit-in­duc­ing songs into show-stop­ping mon­sters.vice Grip ex­plodes with flames ev­ery­where, while Swing sees sticks­man Ben Gor­don play­ing up­side-down on a drum roller-coaster.the har­row­ing depth of Crushed takes on evil un­der­tones, as the riff sounds even more bone-shat­ter­ing than usual.

As the heat in­side the build­ing reaches heights akin to the sur­face of the sun, the Fire Brigade roll up to the venue to check it hasn’t melted.al­most – but that’s only partly down to the flames. Be­cause if there’s one thing we can take away from tonight, it’s that Park­way Drive are on fire.they’ve proven time and time again that they’re more than ca­pa­ble of step­ping up and es­tab­lish­ing them­selves as one of the best in this scene, and a set this good de­serves to be in the big­gest of are­nas.

“Hello, BBQ hot­line? Yeah, it’s do­ing that thing again…”

Stick­toy­our Guns man­aged to un­stick them­selves from their firearms for gig night The new arse-glue spon­sor­ship was a real boon Park­way Drive: avail­able in orig­i­nal or film noir edi­tion

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