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Cursed / the Process / Abandon Ship

Cursed / the Process / Abandon Ship: live in Londonlive in London (2005)
Sonic Unyon Records

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Contributed by: BizzleBrizzleBizzleBrizzle
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It's my first day in London and I'm jet-lagged as fuck, so what do I decide to do? Hop on the tube and go up to see Cursed in Camden at The Underworld. I get there at about 6:30, but doors aren't opening until 8 PM and it's cold as shit. I go next door to the pub for a little bit to kill some time. .


It's my first day in London and I'm jet-lagged as fuck, so what do I decide to do? Hop on the tube and go up to see Cursed in Camden at The Underworld. I get there at about 6:30, but doors aren't opening until 8 PM and it's cold as shit. I go next door to the pub for a little bit to kill some time. I talked to two British girls outside of the venue, and watched one puke behind a telephone booth. Finally the doors open and I go inside (by the way, our exchange rate sucks there, the admission to the show wound up being like 16 dollars American).

First band to come on was Abandon Ship, who I'm pretty sure were from England. I was really impressed and intend to look in to them in the future. They played straight up old school-styled hardcore with nice breakdowns.

Next band to come on stage was the Process; they were from Scotland I think, and they sounded like your average tough-guy chugga chugga hardcore band, except the vocals reminded me much more of Jake Bannon than any tough-guy hardcore band's vocals.

Finally Cursed took the stage, and I gotta say they were fucking amazing, opening it up with "The Void," which was my favorite song off of the new CD. They went through tons of my favorites in their set, the highlights being "Opposable Thumb" (best Cursed song ever), "1974," "Polygraph," "Fatalist," "Model Home Invasion," "Hell Comes Home," and they played "Bloody Mary" for an encore. I'd rate Cursed's live performance as being just as good as Dillinger Escape Plan, even though they don't have all the flashy lights. The crowd I was a tad disappointed in, as nobody really moshed or danced until the last couple songs because they all had beers in their hands, and I wasn't going to start anything and cause someone to spill their beer and get my ass kicked, so instead I was up front singing along to just about every song.

 

 
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bizzlebrizzle (March 16, 2005)

Yeah, I saw three of the best shows of my life in like a 2 1/2 week span.

First was RAMBO/Muncipal Waste/Asshole Parade/Caustic Christ/Endless Nightmare in Philly at the Church.

Then this show in London.

Then 7 Seconds/Kill Your Idols at the church again.

Anonymous (March 16, 2005)

Saw them in Sweden, it was great and everything, but the show a week after with RIGHTEOUS JAMS was the best fucking show ever. Really. Ever.

bizzlebrizzle (March 16, 2005)

hey, I just found a typo that I did, the song's title is Opposable Thumbs not Opposable Thumb.

bizzlebrizzle (March 16, 2005)

Dude, who are you that you've read my livejournal before!?

Archangel (March 15, 2005)

Oh Brizzle, your LiveJournal entries always entertain me so.

Anonymous (March 15, 2005)

i wanna see cursed so fucking bad.

bizzlebrizzle (March 15, 2005)

No, my school has a really good study abroad program and in order to get kids interested they have a deal where you go to London for spring break for only $245. If you wanna read about all of my London exploits I got it posted on my livejournal:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/benspastic/

Anonymous (March 15, 2005)

did you just go to england just for this review?

Anonymous (March 15, 2005)

There's some great venues in London, but I'm not a big fan of the Underworld. I saw PMFS rip it up Upstairs at the Garage - if memory serves - and you should definitely check it their concert schedule while you're there. The Garage itself is also pretty cool. Just my 2 cents.

OC

bizzlebrizzle (March 15, 2005)

oh, and not only was I jet lagged but I was also recovering from a horrible cold I had had for a week and missed much school because of.

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