My first time at Supersonic/The Custard Factory/Birmingham in general.
I was eagerly anticipating Godflesh and Swans. Godflesh were excellent, mainly Streetcleaner and Pure was the bulk of it. Devastating starting duo of Like Rats and Christbait Rising. However Swans absolutely knocked the shite out of me, slapped me in the face and made origami yachts out of my eardrums. Earth-shattering brilliant.
They played mainly songs from My Father... which up until an hour before their performance I thought was good, but I felt it was a lite version of swans. All the songs from My Father... are transformed in drone/noise-fest progressions that are a test of your will to see if you pop your fingers into your ears to defend them. Not that it was a feedback overload, it was a case of how loud will it go before it feeds back? The guitars couldve gone louder! It was Gira's voice that actually played havoc with your spinal fluid and made your eyes vibrate.
Other highlights for me were Demons, Devilman, Napalm Death (greatest hits set, almost), Nissenennmondai and Zeni Geva who were the surprise package very very good.
Who were your highlights.