Live Review: Lorna Shore at the O2 Academy, Birmingham

Lorna Shore, Rivers Of Nihil and Ingested

02 Academy Birmingham


This British extreme metal band is known for their brutal and high energy live shows, delivering a relentless onslaught of vocals, blistering guitar riffs, and bone-crushing breakdowns. Lead vocalist Jason Evans commands the stage with his insane delivery, while the dual guitar attack of Sean Hynes and Lyn Jeffs unleashes a torrent of punishing riffs and dissonant melodies. Ingested’s live performance is a showcase of raw power and technical precision. The band’s stage presence is nothing short of commanding, with each member exuding a palpable energy and aggression that mirrors the ferocity of their music. Ingested’s ability to connect with the audience through their unrelenting intensity creates an atmosphere of shared adrenaline. It’s a performance to remember!

At the core of Rivers of Nihil performance is their ability to seamlessly blend technical precision with raw emotion, delivering a set that is as musically impressive as it is emotionally charged. The band’s command of complex rhythms, melodic textures, and relentless aggression is on full display, captivating the audience from start to finish. Tonight’s performance by Rivers of Nihil showcases the band’s technical prowess and emotive depth perfectly. Fans are swept away by the band’s intricate compositions, powerful stage presence, and the sheer intensity of their performance. Whether you’re a dedicated fan of progressive death metal or simply a lover of intense, emotionally resonant music, a Rivers of Nihil show is a captivating and unforgettable experience.

Lorna Shore are renowned for their high-energy and intense live performances, captivating audiences with their unique blend of symphonic and brutal deathcore music. Their shows are known for their powerful stage presence, intense instrumentals, and dynamic vocal performances. Lead vocalist Will Ramos commanding stage presence and insane vocals leave audiences in awe. Tonight the stage production was incredible, the pyrotechnics and stage lighting were visually striking, complementing the atmosphere perfectly. The combination of eerie lighting, powerful visuals and a high energy performance is masterful. The audience reaction is electric with fans fully immersing themselves in the brutal and mesmerising sounds. The band really connects with the audience which overall makes the whole experience one to remember!

Review and Photos by Hayley Bordacs