Landmvrks, The Devil Wears Prada, Like Moths To Flames, and Guilt Trip Rock Electric Brixton

On a midweek day that started slowly, towards an extraordinary weekend for Metal lovers, Landmvrks, Like Moths To Flames, and Guilt Trip headed to the Electric Brixton. 

Landmvrks – The Devil Wears Prada – Like Moths To Flames – Guilt Trip

Electric Brixton, London – 16 May 2024

Words: Carol Giannattasio

Photography: Antonio Giannattasio

Six PM and the doors of the Electric Brixton flew open, filling the place with fans heading to purchase merchandise and a few drinks at the bar as they prepared for Landmvrks. 

Landmvrks
Landmvrks - Electric Brixton, London - 16 May 2024
Landmvrks – Electric Brixton, London – 16 May 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

The stage was set for Landmvrks at 9:40, as the band opened with Creature, an extraordinary start with this new song released in January. What I love most about this song is the French rapped piece at the beginning, and hearing the full song live was amazing.

Landmvrks warmly greet the fans, admitting they have missed England even though they have been missing for only a few months.

Landmvrks - Electric Brixton, London - 16 May 2024
Landmvrks – Electric Brixton, London – 16 May 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

Death is the next song where they invite the audience to scream the word ‘death’ in the phrase “Every day I feel like death.” This was a fantastic moment because the song itself has, for me, an incredible energy and meaning.

In fact, after the three support bands, the pit and the whole venue was ready more than ever to sing at the top. Mosh pits, as with Like Moth To Flames, were a distraction but also a show of strength to the sound of Blistering, Say No Word, Visage and Tired Of It All.

Landmvrks - Electric Brixton, London - 16 May 2024
Landmvrks – Electric Brixton, London – 16 May 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

Halfway through the evening, Landmvrks leave the stage. Singer Florent Salfati returns with an acoustic guitar to reveal the next song, adding that it was the first time Suffocate Was on the setlist. To be honest, at the beginning of the song, with a soft light, a bull’s eye on him and all the crowd singing with him, it made me feel excited. 

Landmvrks - Electric Brixton, London - 16 May 2024
Landmvrks – Electric Brixton, London – 16 May 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

I really enjoyed the transition between the beginning and the acoustic version. Then, after a quick thank you, the whole band joined Florent on stage again, resuming with the original version of the song.

Landmvrks - Electric Brixton, London - 16 May 2024
Landmvrks – Electric Brixton, London – 16 May 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

The evening begins to unfold with the encore of Hollow, Rainfall, Lost In A Wave, and Self-Made Black Hole, which makes for an absolutely incredible end. An incredible night. Landmvrks left people wanting more from them, but unfortunately, there was not enough time. 

Landmvrks - Electric Brixton, London - 16 May 2024
Landmvrks – Electric Brixton, London – 16 May 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

My impression was that it ended very quickly because they were incredible. I really enjoyed the concert, and I can’t wait to see them again. This was the end of The Creatures in the UK, and it was a blast.

Guilt Trip
Guilt Trip - Electric Brixton, London - 16 May 2024
Guilt Trip – Electric Brixton, London – 16 May 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

Guilt Trip, from Manchester, hit the stage at 6:45. An intro of Fallen At My Feet moved straight into Surrounded By Pain, Sweet Dreams, originally featuring Flo, from Landmvrks, but he obviously did not appear on stage, and Eyes Wide Shut. This was a real joy for the moshers.

Guilt Trip - Electric Brixton, London - 16 May 2024
Guilt Trip – Electric Brixton, London – 16 May 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

The room was full of energy. Guilt Trip continued, having fun with other songs from their new album Severance, released on 22 September 2023. The title track got the room crazy. This was a completely delirious pit, and I must say that this was one of my favourite songs of the band. 

Guilt Trip - Electric Brixton, London - 16 May 2024
Guilt Trip – Electric Brixton, London – 16 May 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

They closed their set with Tearing Your Life Away, Broken Wings and Thin Ice. What can I say? Surely a new discovery for some, Guilt Trip had a memorable evening, giving as much a show as a chance to scream. 

Guilt Trip - Electric Brixton, London - 16 May 2024
Guilt Trip – Electric Brixton, London – 16 May 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

With clean and modern-sounding production and deep lyrics, Guilt Trip is an absolute masterpiece of live energy.

Like Moths To Flames

With a pause of around 20 minutes, we get to the second band of the evening, Like Moths To Flames. What a band. I was not aware of them until tonight. They brought their American energy to England and did not disappoint at all.

Like Moths To Flames - Electric Brixton, London - 16 May 2024
Like Moths To Flames – Electric Brixton, London – 16 May 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

They opened the evening with Angels Weep, a crazy start, inviting everyone to jump to music time. The pit was definitely much crazier and rougher.

Like Moths To Flames - Electric Brixton, London - 16 May 2024
Like Moths To Flames – Electric Brixton, London – 16 May 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

They continue with Habitual Decline and Kintsugi. Eight years missing from London, they said they were happy to return, especially after the release of their new album, The Cycles Of Trying To Cope. Having just heard the album, I can confirm that these guys have the potential for a stratospheric future. They remind me a lot of Currents or Polaris.

Like Moths To Flames - Electric Brixton, London - 16 May 2024
Like Moths To Flames – Electric Brixton, London – 16 May 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

Chris Roetter, the voice of the band, made a fantastic connection with fans this evening,  with jokes and self-irony in being American and how goofy it can be.

Like Moths To Flames - Electric Brixton, London - 16 May 2024
Like Moths To Flames – Electric Brixton, London – 16 May 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

Their set, unfortunately, came to an end too soon, finishing with The Anatomy Of Evil, The Preservation Of Hate, I Solemnly Swear and Bury Your Brain. A short but intense set, their performance was definitely a new discovery for me and in no way disappointing.

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada are right behind Like Moths To Flames, the third and final opening band before the highly anticipated Landmvrks and are another band that left fans quivering.

The Devil Wears Prada - Electric Brixton, London - 16 May 2024
The Devil Wears Prada – Electric Brixton, London – 16 May 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

Knowing The Devil Wears Prada for some time, I could not wait to see their performance tonight and they left me speechless. They start with Watchtower, Danger: Wildman and Salt, then run into Broken and Ritual.

The Devil Wears Prada raised hell, with the mosh pit crazy but 100% safe. There was constant crowd surfing around the pit and constant fun on the stage.

The Devil Wears Prada - Electric Brixton, London - 16 May 2024
The Devil Wears Prada – Electric Brixton, London – 16 May 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

The crowd enjoyed their American humour, especially guitarist and vocalist Jeremy DePoyster, acting almost like the clown of the situation. But I loved the way he was. In Ritual we find him giving us a spectacular performance with his fellow adventurers.

Reasons is the next song, a collaboration with Excision and Wooli. Hallucinate follows, where we find once again Jeremy DePoyster, the protagonist who, for a beer break, goes down in the crowd to reach the bar. 

The Devil Wears Prada - Electric Brixton, London - 16 May 2024
The Devil Wears Prada – Electric Brixton, London – 16 May 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

We get to the end of their set, concluding with Outnumbered, Chemical and Sacrifice. The Devil Wears Prada have come a long way over the years. There has been a great evolution for the band and I found them very amazing live. 

They gave the right energy to the crowd. It is 100% worth it to see them live and I can’t wait to see them again.

The Devil Wears Prada - Electric Brixton, London - 16 May 2024
The Devil Wears Prada – Electric Brixton, London – 16 May 2024. Photo: Antonio Giannattasio/MetalTalk

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