Blog Parkway Drive @ Sutherland Entertainment Centre

Parkway Drive @ Sutherland Entertainment Centre

Posted July 4, 2016, 2:42 p.m. by T

Advertisement
Radio K 2

Parkway Drive

Entertainment Centre

Sutherland, Australia

June 26, 2016

Parkway Drive is glam metalcore.

“Metal” as in classic metal and anthemic choruses.

“Core” as in simple, direct, angry, to the point and crowd-participation inducing.

Glam metalcore that marries both camps successfully and thereby creating their own distinctive mélange.

Over the last years, Parkway Drive has evolved tenfold and established itself as a worldwide brand and a major player in the world of heavy bands, dominating festival stages across the globe.

Having grown as a band and adapted more textures, dynamics, and a willingness to be more experimental with their songwriting and sound, they have effortlessly managed the tightrope walk of winning over new audiences while neither alienating their core fan base nor diluting their DNA.

With eir recent, innovative album Ire having recently gone Gold in Australia, the “All Aussie Adventures” victory lap lead them through their native land to visit smaller towns on Australia’s East Coast, from Cairns to Geelong.

The tour saw a band that has reached stadium status pack its immense show into smaller venues, which did not lack impact: Huge, bold sound, a commanding stage presence and massive breakdowns.

As soon as the band appeared illuminated by piercing white light and the drums and guitars picked up for their grandiose opening song “Destroyer” off of their newest release, Ire, Parkway Drive had the enthusiastic crowd in the palms of their hands.

Utter chaos ensured in the best way possible.

The signs that were put up before G.I.S.M.’s performance at this year’s Roadburn festival would have been more appropriate tonight:

Parkway Drive’s strobe light attack is a surefire trigger for inducing seizures for people suffering from photosensitive epilepsy. In sync with the music and timed to drumbeats, the lightshow enhanced by CO2 emissions rounded out the superb production and added a new dimension to their live performance, which feeds and finds its direct energetic, equivalent echo in the reaction of their devoted followers.

While the setlist’s focus was heavy on “Ire”, each of their previous emissions was given a nod and not for a second did the energy levels dim down an iota.

When worn out, clichéd adjectives like “pulverizing” come to mind when being asked how the show was; you know that the band in question has accomplished the art of their live performance.

---

Photos by T

 

Leave a comment
Share this content

Other recent blogs

Hang Massive @ Max Watts

Posted by T
March 26, 2017, 5:01 p.m.

Hang Massive Max Watts Melbourne, AU March 22, 2017 The Hang is a musical instrument in the idiophone class created by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer in Bern, Switzerland. The ... read more

Violent Femmes @ Factory Theatre

Posted by T
March 25, 2017, 9:22 a.m.

Violent Femmes Factory Theatre Sydney, AU March 20, 2017 In its heyday, the Folk rock band, or shall we go with “Midwestern acoustic punk gateway drug to experimental music,” Violent ... read more

MDLSX by MOTUS @ Carriageworks

Posted by T
March 24, 2017, 10:07 a.m.

MDLSX by MOTUS Carriageworks Sydney AU March 16, 2017 Interdisciplinary entity MOTUS was founded by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò and over the last twenty-five years has established itself firmly on ... read more

Spiderbait @ Enmore Theatre

Posted by T
March 21, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

Spiderbait Enmore Theatre Sydney, AU March 18,2017 In case you are burdened with the mercy of late birth and hence unfamiliar, Spiderbait are an Australian alternative rock band formed in ... read more

Taking Back Sunday @ 170 Russell Street

Posted by T
March 21, 2017, 8:19 a.m.

Taking Back Sunday 170 Russell Street Melbourne, AU March 21, 2017 Taking Back Sunday have come a long way and I don’t necessarily mean the distance between terra australis and ... read more

Advertisement
Radio K 2
x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.