Crobot Manchester Rebellion Tuesday 22 July 201930th July 2019 0 By Paul Flynn
You’ve got to give to both Crobot and support, Wolf Jaw. They pitched up at Rebellion in Manchester on what will be remembered as one of the hottest nights days of the year. Although the venue wasn’t packed to capacity it was hot and the smell of sweat and beer was tangible. “So to the bar young man” I told myself to buy a beer. Just enough time for the nectar of the Gods to hit the tumtum and Wolf Jaw hit the stage.
I strolled through the crowd and grabbed a spot right in front of the bass cab and to my absolute delight I got near on an hour of thunderous 70s infused hard rock right in my lughole. “We are Wolf Jaw from the Midlands, but don’t hold that against us” states singer and guitarist Tom Leighton.
Leighton is a gifted guitarist and this is evident as he leads fellow band-mates through songs from their previous and forthcoming albums. Drums are solid from the flamboyant Karl Selickis and bass is simply wondrous from Dale Tonks, often matching Leighton’s swift licks and jagged riffing. Wolf Jaw are a band I hadn’t previously heard of but am certain I will be watching again in the near future; highlights for me were I Lose My Mind and Beast (replete with Black Sabbath intro).
This is a band that shine in intimate surroundings whist making your chest shudder, and your body want to move, and move, and move. God bless ‘em. When things eventually slow down for a brief time to accommodate Queen of the Light, Yeagley and Co. continue to impress with note perfect delivery. The Necromancer shakes things back up again before the night draws to a close with Nowhere to Hide; then the stage is empty. No encore. No need. Rebellion has been rocked to the bone.
Legend of the Spaceborne Killer
Skull of Geronimo
Keep Me Down
La Mano de Lucifer
Plague of the Mammoths
Blood on the Snow
Queen of the Light
Alpha Dawg (Ghostbusters theme played as intro)
The Necromancer (Africa by Toto played as intro and outro)
Nowhere to Hide
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I have been a music fan since I was about 10 years old but discovered Metal after hearing Maiden’s Somewhere in Time back in ’86. Since then I have been Metal mad, listening to Thrash, Death, Melodic and Extreme types. I can be found at venues in and around Liverpool and Manchester and do love a good pint. Hope you enjoy the reviews as much as I enjoy writing them.