On June 1st, the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London was taken by a whirlwind of metallic energy brought by Ice Nine Kills, with Skynd preparing the ground in an exceptional way and opening for the band Lansdowne, which unfortunately I did not have the opportunity to see, because I arrived a little late. Skynd, known for its unique and dark approach to metal, created an eerie and captivating atmosphere. The performances of "Gary Heidnik" and "Jim Jones" were particularly memorable, with the band showing their ability to create intense, atmospheric songs.
Ice Nine Kills
However, the night was just beginning. When Ice Nine Kills took the stage, the audience was taken on a frenzied ride through the world of horror. The band, known for their horror movie-inspired songs, gave vigorous performances of hits like "The American Nightmare" and "A Grave Mistake". Vocalist Spencer showed his tireless energy and sweeping charisma, commanding the stage and interacting with the audience in an impressive manner.
Standout moments included the band's theatrical performance, with members dressed in character for each song, intensifying the visual and audio experience. Ice Nine Kills showed why they are one of the most interesting bands on the scene today, uniting horror, theater, and metal in innovative ways.
All in all, the night at the O2 Forum Kentish Town was an intense celebration of horror and metal. Ice Nine Kills and Skynd not only played music, but provided a complete experience for fans, showing that metal is much more than just chords and beats - it is a spectacle, a journey, a powerful artistic expression.
Photos and review by Daniel Caceiro