Tonight’s Lineup of Anyone’s Guess, Blane The Mono, Kill The Sound and Mekanic are all headed by lady singers, which is extremely uncommon in the rock industry, especially in the metal genre, of which these groups play.
By 7P.M. There was a line forming outside for the scheduled Eight o’clock show; despite the winter temperature at hand. Anyone’s Guess went on twenty minutes late, due to an equipment snafu, but jackets were coming off and sweaters shed within 20 minutes of the performance’s heightened energy and body temperatures, despite the venue’s muggy indoor climate. The crowd enjoyed the set and gave them uproarious applause in exchange for the “winter relief” (I mean it’s Florida, c’mon).
During the following band, Blaine The Mono’s performance, they announced an upcoming CD Release Party and then played several songs from the new work.They had a darker, more morose sound than their predecessor, but the crowd enjoyed their set nonetheless: cheering and even a bit of light moshing occurred during the band’s sort of, “metal meets ska,” sound.
Next up was Kill The Sound, and they were even more energetic and heavy in their performance. They celebrated a recent sponsorship by sporadically showering the crowd with free merch. There was regular adamant applause after each song, even before the “storm-front” moved in, ands that kept up throughout the 40 minute set, of which the singer, Kim, regularly jumped off stage, into the crowd, musing her morose siren’s call to entrance audience members.
After an extended warm up/sound check, in which we were granted audience to her operetta-esque vocals, Mekanic took stage with seizure inducing strobe lights ablaze to frame the show’s darkest metal of the evening. During the first break, she asked the attached video’s final question of the audience and was granted a similar response.
Later, I asked her if she agreed that the band’s sound was reminiscent of “an early System of a Down with a female Serj.” to which she joyously accepted and agreed. Her part of the show contained even more crowd involvement, which acted as the catalyst for, and resulted in, the greatest response of the evening. For the final song, she invited all of the other band members and all of the females in the audience onto the stage, which led to an intense tour-de-force of dark metal finale.
All in all, for a, relatively, small show, populated primarily with avid fans, tonight’s show had immeasurable energy and entertainment value, Kim’s efforts appear to have payed off in droves.
Exlusive Interview with the leading ladies is now attached or at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsHs6BqCdDw&feature=youtu.be