Tonight we are back at the Boston Music Room for the second time this week, this time to witness the awesomeness that is The Raven Age in action. This band are one definitely on the rise having supported the likes of Iron Maiden and Anthrax. Tonight, they hit their hometown of London with support from In Search Of Sun who are another band making waves and gaining a lot attention recently for all the right reasons.
Due to a last minute drop out it’s only the two bands that will be gracing the stage tonight with things kicking off with In Search Of Sun. This band bring their own flavour and deliverance of metal that’s mixed with some funk and groove. Tonight’s show is sold out with the venue being packed once again this week as In Search Of Sun break into “World Is Yours” and immediately you can see why these guys are getting so much attention right now. Their unique blend of metal that is performed by a band that is so tight and that dominate the stage give them instant likability and connection with people that see them. Blistering through a set that includes Elevation, In The Garden and Idol Crown showing off the talents of this band that get the heads in the room moving along to the music and providing an awesome opening set. Vocalist Adam Leader is on absolute point giving an impressive display of vocal ability that is backed up by every member of the band playing their instruments flawlessly. It’s great to see how much these guys enjoy performing especially bassist Faz Couri who stands out taking each moment and making it more memorable then last whilst making his playing look effortless on stage. The guys ended on the recent release “Bad Girl” which you can check out the video for now.
Next up is The Raven Age taking to the stage for the fourth date of their first headlining tour across Europe. The guys look confident as they look out upon a sold-out Boston Music Room deep in the heart of their hometown of London. As the crowd go nuts TRA hit them with “Darkness Will Rise” with them bringing a metal onslaught of seasoned pros doing what they do best. With no time lost they are into “Promised Land ” with everyone in the front singing along to this popular hit. Playing tracks from both this self-titled EP and new album “Darkness Will Rise”.
The recent addition of new guitarist Tony Maue (who has replaced Dan Wright who has moved into a permanent role of managing the band now) owns the stage like he’s always been there and brings a new element to their live performance and a great addition to the band. George Harris is a dominant force also providing guitar duties making this is a well suited duo that bring great riffs and stage presence to witness live. Drummer Jai Patel and Bassist Matt Cox provide the backbone with Matt also contributing on backing vocals too. The only weak point being the main vocals which weren’t always on point and didn’t live up to the standards of the album with vocalist Michael Burrough struggling at times to hit the notes. His attitude at times was also egotistical and diva like with him giving half-hearted speeches throughout and at one point telling one of the guitarists into the mic ” You don’t ever tell me that you need to tune on stage ” as the guitarist has obviously communicated he needed some time to tune up which is perfectly normal and didn’t need the response that was given especially into the mic for everyone to hear him belittling and embarrassing another band member like that whilst on stage quite frankly put a downer on the night for us and wasn’t professional in the slightest. But hats off to the rest of the band who put 110% into their set and continued on despite the obnoxious behaviour of their vocalist.
The band ended the night on a high finishing with ” Angel In Disgrace ” with the crowd seeming pleased with tonight’s show and seeing The Raven Age in action before they continue on with the rest of their tour of the U.K and Europe.