Review: Networks at Edge of the Wedge, Southsea

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‘Ye gentlemen doth commence a toe-tapping arm swing jig’, joked Networks singer Sean Kelly before the breakdown in Darker Truth, where an already brutal moshpit was turned up a notch.

Networks are part of a talented local metalcore scene and they’ve built up an increasingly loyal fanbase.

They headlined at the intimate setting that is Edge of the Wedge at a hometown show for the launch of their new EP, Enough to Save Us. They didn’t disappoint.

The atmosphere was strong from the off, both Connect, Rebuild and Wires creating some furious headbanging and chaos reminiscent of a hardcore punk show.

Bassist Josh Slade played a five string bass, which complimented guitarist Joe Soar’s heavy chugging, while Kelly had a commanding stage presence.

The final track I’m an Artist whipped the crowd into a frenzy for an amazing finish to a mesmerising performance.

Judging by the audience’s reaction, it seems the metalcore scene is very much alive and well.