Rage lapses into resignation, builds into swelling hope, and leaves us with a sense of acceptance that is both dazzling and devastating at once.
From hubble bubble, toil and trouble to Hollywood-hyped gothic glamour, witchcraft and paganism still maintain a veil of mystery to the uninitiated.
The elation brought on by an evening with Anathema is more spiritual than ever, a raw and restless hymnal, both primal and sophisticated in equal measure.
Electravox, Ratbag and Dr Bluegrass and the Illbilly Eight performed at The Marwood, Brighton, on June 14, 2016.
Like a templar’s vision she stood alone on a Medieval altar, breath steaming as pure, powerful notes reverberated around the architecture.
The iconic woes and wonders of The Gaslight Anthem’s world were presented earnestly and infectiously through punk tenacity and folkish tenderness.
From my vantage point I could chronicle the changing emotions of the masses, guided unerringly by the anger and ecstasy of Rise Against’s anthemic sound.