ON a night out there are a two different types of people, those people who burn bright then pass-out before the taxi arrives – quitters – and those, who as the sun rises early in the morning, still have a beer in their hand and are ready to back it up – stayers.
Karnivool have been floating around since the late 90s so it’s safe to say at this point, they’re stayers.
The crowd they drew at the Prince last night was also a clear indicator the Perth band’s popularity hasn’t waned with the passing of the moon.
In fact the energy was flowing and the atmosphere was so thick it would have taken a chainsaw to hack through it.
When Karnivool’s heavy and complicated bass driven music blasted through the amps the crowd went berserk, chanting their title in a way reminiscent of worship.
The band played their fan-favourites as well as belting out new songs that had the audience yelling excitedly to each-other at the best time to share in the moment.
But, to how the show actually sounded.
Loud, and unfortunately too loud.
Loud music is a staple when you go to see a band at the Prince, but can it get too loud?
You should know what you’re in for at the Prince but at some points it became physically painful to listen to, something I haven’t experienced at the Prince before.
This isn’t a critique of the mix, but as much as it pains me to say, earplugs would have made it easier to hear the music and probably taken some of the edge off.
But all in all the atmosphere was great, lead-singer Ian Kenny plays the crowd like a conductor, bringing the energy higher and higher with every song.
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