The Boat Quay stretch has been renowned for its nightlife but on Sunday, that mantle was trampled upon by the feet of rampaging metalheads as Home Club played host to Resurrection II with headliners Rudra making an appearance to tie in with the release of Brahmavidya: Immortal I alongside IronfisT, Nafrat, Thy Fallen Kingdom, Assault and Zaganoth and did not take very long before the first act took to stage and launched an explosion.
From the moment Assault took the stage with their relentless fury, Cedric leading the line for extremists Nafrat to the sheer destruction masterminded by Thy Fallen Kingdom, it was total non-stop action from the participants and the crowd who did anything but to sit back and relax as the ground turned into the lions den. By the time Rudra made their appearance, the entire establishment waited with bated breath and adrenaline accelerating beyond the human limit as the venerable 4 piece launched into their setlist comprising of songs spanning throughout their distinguished history.
Be it the lesser known beginnings, anthems of rebellion or the established crowd favourite, the crowd sang and moshed to every single line like a well versed hymn giving the pathless path to the unknowable unknown a guiding light and hope for those waiting for their time to come. History and metal music, why not?
- Dalsix Visser