WE CAME AS ROMANS
ALAZKA/POLARIS/ THE PLOT IN YOU
Tonight’s supporting cast is what you’d generously call a mixed bag.
THE PLOT IN YOU  appropriate modern pop by being all hooks and no songs or personality. POLARIS
 are a decent, if generic, tech metal band who at least have satisfyingly juddering riffs and plenty of life in them, and ALAZKA
, who are actually billed as coheadliners and draw the biggest crowd of the night, are saccharine, overly earnest, predictable and utterly dull – although the crowd’s reaction is akin to watching Queen at live aid. Weird. It’s a shock to see the crowd thin for
WE CAME AS ROMANS , but the sextet are worthy headliners. While their brand of metalcore is a little too bubblegum by 2018’s standards, songs like Regenerate still have enough bounce and aggression to hold your attention. It all gets a bit too Hollywood at points, especially when synths man Kyle Pavone leads the band through an endless, misguided dubstep breakdown section, but WCar are workmanlike and enjoyable enough.