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  GODSIZED
London, 100 Club
23rd September 2011


Tina Saul
(Pic: Judith Fisher)

tina saul



There's nothing more I like than a gig to get the weekend started and tonight's no exception. In fact there are plenty to choose from in London and I opted to head to 100 Club to catch Godsized. After a very extended intro, the local boys took to the stage to show us why Zakk Wylde chose them to fill the support slot on Black Label Society's tour earlier this year.

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The first time I saw Godsized was the closing night of the LA2 and what struck me tonight was just how much they've polished their show, but I'm guessing a UK and European tour with BLS will give you the chance to do that.

It's guitarist Neil Fish's birthday, and there's a can of lager firmly routed to his hand whenever he's not playing, and who can blame him? They've managed to pull in quite a crowd at the 100 Club and that's a real achievement with several other bands hitting stages around the capital at the same time.

The venue layout isn't the greatest for a Metal gig, too many pillars for my liking, but the sound is great and at least they haven't opted for over pricing at the bar, like most other places these days.

Godsized were giving some new material its first live airing and it went down very well. In fact you couldn't tell which was new or old and the set worked together seamlessly.

One of my favourite things about watching this band is that you'd never tell they are from South West London. Their sound is firmly planted in the Deep South of the US and there is no doubt that if you're a fan of the likes of Down and Clutch, these Croydon boys won't let you down.

Setlist:

Soul-taker
The Phoney Tough and the Crazy Brave
Fight and Survive
No Reprieve
So I'm Told
Still Waiting
Heavy Load
The Last Goodbye
Walking Away
Head-heavy

Encore:
Bleed on the Inside

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