Gig Review: Red Fang @ Manning Bar, Sydney
Headliner: Red Fang
Support: Drunk Mums
Venue: Manning Bar, Sydney
Date: Saturday 12 May, 2018
Review & Photos: Rhys Bennett of High Voltage Photography
Déjà vu struck Manning Bar in Sydney last night as rock giants, Red Fang, tore through a blistering set that was reminiscent of a show they had played in the same room almost three years to the date.
Riding off the back of their applauded 4th studio album, ‘Only Ghosts,’ their set was a perfect blend of new and old. Opening with crowd favourite ‘Blood Like Cream,’ the Portland juggernauts showcased what relentless touring can achieve.
Drummer, John Sherman never ceases to amaze with his raw power and precision. Their newest release, engineered by Ross Robinson (KORN, At The Drive In, Slipknot) highlights Sherman’s progression into technicality and it was evident throughout the set. There was a kind of controlled fluidity to his playing that added a new dynamic to their live show.
The songs were tight and ferocious and it was obvious how it affected the audience. From standing idly, bobbing their heads, to jumping around and heating up the room by the end of the set, Red Fang cemented their ability to win a crowd over.
Stand out tracks of the night included Wires, the lead single off their second album ‘Murder The Mountains,’ Flies, Malverde and the closing set heavyweight, Prehistoric Dog.
Blood Like Cream Malverde Crows In Swine No Air Into The Eye Not For You Antidote Wires Number Thirteen The Smell Of Sound Sharks Flies Cut It Short Prehistoric Dog
Encore Hank Is Dead Throw Up