Photo Gallery: Suicide Silence – Sydney 10.09.11

19 Sep

Here’s a series of photos we took at the recent Sydney gig by USA deathcore band Suicide Silence. They performed at the Bald Faced Stag Hotel in Leichardt, Sydney Australia after a venue change from the UNSW Roundhouse. Hosking Industries shot the gig and wrote a review for We’ve republished the review for you below and you can now view the images on our Flickr page in a higher resolution than they were originally published.

CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails to view the gallery of 23 images.

Suicide Silence Sydney Image Gallery  Suicide Silence Sydney Image Gallery
Suicide Silence Sydney Image Gallery  Suicide Silence Sydney Image Gallery

Read the review after the break:

Despite the unseasonably chilly alpine blast that’s keeping most of Sydney frozen outside, the guts of the Bald Faced Stag Hotel in Leichardt is a sweaty, writhing mass of bodies as we enter the venue to the last strains of the local opening act. The atmosphere is positively oppressive – a fitting environment for the punishing blast beats and sub-sonic breakdowns that are about to tear the Bald Faced Stag apart.

Luckily we jumped online before the gig to double check the venue, as the show was moved from the UNSW Roundhouse only a week or so prior, for reasons unknown to this reviewer. It’s not a great choice, with no crowd barrier and a limited punter capacity, which made getting you these images all the more perilous: sweaty bodies and flailing limbs swinging in wild abandon.

Perhaps the worst part about the venue swap is the quality of the venue’s PA system. You couldn’t have called the mix muddy. Indeed, the top end of the spectrum was nice and clear. Sadly though, it offered little bottom end, which lessened the sonic impact of Suicide Silence’s incendiary breakdowns, sonic booms and double-kick assaults.

However, nothing could lessen the impact the intensity of the Californian band’s stage performance. If anything, the smaller stage and closeness to the all-ages audience compressed and intensified their presence. The effect was completely intimate and frenetic… singer Mitch Lucker commanding the crowd’s undivided attention for the duration of the set as his sinewy tattooed frame bounced and contorted to the twin guitar grind from Mark Heylum and Chris Garza.

A wonderfully uncomfortable assault on the senses that surely left most of the audience bruised and deaf.

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