BURIED IN VERONA
Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
October 15th, 2016
Supports – Capture the Crown, At Depths & Patient Sixty Seven
After so many great years, front runners of UNFD records Buried in Verona are calling it a day, but not before giving Australia one last run for their money. The Sydney-siders got started in Bunbury and then headed to Perth another send-off show in the west. Of course, they brought some friends on tour around the country to party with them – get your swagger on son.
Winning the opportunity to join the band’s send-off were a couple of locals that fit the bill really well. Getting things started were young band Patient Sixty Seven who delivered an excitable set of filthy breakdowns and fresh riffs that entertained the early coming punters of the evening. It was certainly great to see some young faces on stage as the current generation is slowly dropping off the radar – exciting at the opportunities that might be.
Up next were At Depths who were all for some Aussie true blue metal. Dressed in shorts and Hawaiian shirts, the Perth band delivered some tight metalcore hits, strongly reminiscent of I Killed the Prom Queen’s sound, particularly from the vocal sound. The vocalist had some banter with the crowd and played a track called ‘Ellen Degeneres’ strewth. Considering the band’s tenure and calibre, they were really impressive and have a strong future ahead of them.
Now it was time to check out the contentious outfit Capture the Crown. This band has played in Perth before but this was my first time seeing the pop-metalcore outfit. Expectations were low due to the reputation they have built in Australia over the last few years, but I was curious to see what they’d sound like, and had an open mind. The band who are also from Sydney, brought a neat set of production and sounded punchy with great clarity. The breakdowns were delicious and the vocal growls were pretty mean. Unfortunately, the instrumental backing didn’t seem to match the vocal tempo at times, but this may have been a support-slot tune-down. Nonetheless, punters were getting reckless, opening up the pit and having a bit of a head-bang. Not sure what future this band holds in the Australian metal community, but let’s wait and see.
Buried in Verona staunched on stage knowing that they were about to destroy the speakers of the venue. Though it was a little sad to see the band without Richie Newman, who brought a lot of personality, it was still incredible to see the band who have come so far, and deliver a snapshot of their hugely successful career. Digging through bangers from more than four very successful records, Buried in Verona brought the racket. Some highlights of the evening were ‘Couldn’t Give 34 Fucks’, Vultures Above’ and ‘Dig Me Out’ stretching over their back catalogue.
Vocalist Brett Anderson had fresh vocal cords and was howling through the mic with more energy than ever before; together with growls, the rest of the band were on point and proudly progressed through the set with perfection. After seeing the band open for other many other bands and headline their own gigs over the years, it can be easily said that this was the best show they’ve delivered. After performing an encore of ‘Hanging Hoes by Their Toes’, Buried in Verona left the stage and closed the Perth chapter of their career while they’re on top. Great job lads, looking forward to seeing what each of these marvellous individuals have in store next.
Review by Ricky Aarons (rickysaul90)