LIVE REVIEW: Sabaton, Apocalyptica, Amaranthe; Wembley Arena, 8th February 2020

So much fire, so much energy, so many memories, I was very glad I went with my heart and bought a ticket to this show. I went without my reviewer hat on for this show, but it was amazing first gig of 2020, so I had to document it.
I would love to be able to thank Sabaton in person for an amazing night where I conquered some of my inner mental demons, but I hope this review from a small review site run by little old me goes a little way to doing that.

Forlorn Hope – Over the Hills

Chris (vocals, rhythm guitar) is a Peninsula War enthusiast, and you can definitely hear that in the lyrics. I have even learned a bit of history, including what a “Forlorn Hope” is! Forlorn Hope have their own sound, and it’s damn good. I’m hoping to hear a lot more from the band in the future, and I wish them the best of luck for going far in their music careers!

Grimgotts – Dragons of the Ages

Far from their Harry Potter themed power metal (which I am still a little disappointed they abandoned), I feel like Grimgotts have a potentially great future as a band together. They have their own take on power metal which is reminiscent of the Swedish power metal scene with bands such as Dragonland and Bloodbound springing to mind, but they add their own twist with the nautical themes which don’t dive straight into the pirate metal trope.

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