[Live Review + Photography] Suicide Silence – Live in Hong Kong

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(中文版本在下)

When everybody is still questioning whether Eddie Hermida from All Shall Perish is a suitable replacement for Mitch Lucker, the original frontman of deathcore band Suicide Silence who lost his life in a tragic motorcycle accident in 2012, Hermida had silently arrived Asia to prove he’s the one. On 09 March, Suicide Silent have given their first show in Hong Kong with the new lineup and the old SS anthems.

當大家還在質疑 All Shall Perish 的 Eddie Hermida 是否接替在2012年因電單車意外喪生的 Mitch Lucker 作為 deathcore 樂團 Suicide Silence主唱的合適人選時,Eddie 已經悄悄率領隊友來到亞洲,以證明 “He’s the one”!3月9日Suicide Silence 以新陣容在香港舉行了第一埸演唱會。

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Generally-speaking, the 11-song set was comparatively shorter than their headline shows in the States. Having said that, all the enduring hits were included – Unanswered, You Only Live Once, Wake Up, etc. The response was very positive with this new frontman, whose outlook is less polished than Lucker but with the same intensity in his death growl. However, the overall response  was like a roller coaster – up and down and all around. Eddie Hermida “What y’all doing at the back? Stop sleeping and WAKE UP!” You know it’s more than just an intro to their song Wake Up. He definitely meant it.

總括來說,他們這次演出只有11首歌曲,着實比 Suicide Silence 在美國時較短。話雖如此,所有的代表作都包括在內 – Unanswered、You Only Live Once、Wake Up 等。觀眾對這新主唱的反應都很正面;雖然 Eddie Hermida 外表上沒有 Mitch Lucker 那種反叛,但他的死亡咆哮可以說有過之而無不及。然而,樂迷整體的反應就像過山車一樣。Eddie Hermida 在現場說:“你們 (觀眾) 在後面做什麼?不要睡覺了!Wake Up! “ 那刻你知道這不僅是作為下首歌曲 Wake Up 的開場白,Eddie 絕對是認真的。

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The group kept their best to fill up the tank to make sure the hype was high. By reaching the second song – Eddie Hermida jumped off the stage and pushed the show to the first peak. Later when he asked for a wall of death, some people surprisingly refused to join probably because they tried to keep their front-row spots. Mr. Hermida had to step down and gave them a lesson of what a wall of death was.

Suicide Silence 不斷使出渾身解數,以確保樂迷情緒高漲。當演奏到第二首歌時,Eddie 突然跳下舞台,與他們近距離接觸。其後 Eddie 叫在埸樂迷來一個萬眾期待的 Wall of Death,幾個觀眾竟拒絕參與,可能想堅守前排位置吧。這也很難怪的,因為可能要等上十年八載才能夠看到 Suicide Silence 的表演。最後 Eddie 黯然下台,親自分開給他們到兩邊,來一個關於 Wall of Death 的課堂。

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When the energy of the crowd slowly dropped again, the Suicide Silence guys knew it was time for another shot of adrenaline. This time guitarist Mark Heylmun leaned to the front line and did he strumming tricks to showcase his guitar riffarama. Of course any fans would buy it. Who doesn’t want a hand-shake and a high five with the guitar player in a gig? You could definitely see how much Suicide Silence had tried to keep the stone rolling.

當現場的能量開始緩慢下降之際,Suicide Silence 的成員再次給觀眾注入強烈的腎上線素。這一次,結他手 Mark Heylmun 俯身到前排,展示他的彈奏技巧。當然,任何樂迷都會被感動。試問有誰不希望能夠喜愛的樂手擊掌?在這70多分鐘的演唱會,你肯定可以看到 Suicide Silence 堅持與到埸樂迷交流的熱誠。

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Thankfully, towards the end of the show, the crowd became more active. I guess their souls just needed a little more time to warm up. And here comes the greatest surprise of the night (at least for myself). Suicide Silence covered hardcore veterans Hatebreed’s Last Breath. Hatebreed have been one of our favorite acts and we’re thrilled to hear the deathcore-blended tribute from one f the hottest band of the next generation. As far as we know, they’ve only played this live for a few times. Lucky huh Hong Kong!?

當演唱會接近尾聲,人群續漸變得活躍起來。我想是他們的靈魂需要多一點時間來熱身吧。全晚另一個很大的驚喜 (至少對小編來說) ,要數Suicide Silence 重新演繹 hardcore 名團 Hatebreed 的 Last Breath。Hatebreed 一直是我們非常喜愛的樂團,很高興可以聴到新一代樂手融合了 deathcore 特色的致敬版本。據我們所知,他們已經只表演過 Last Breath 幾次。香港樂迷很幸運啊!

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They have convinced everyone Suicide Silence can carry on with a new vocalist and the spirit of Mitch Lucker. This writer only wish the venue would be smaller so everybody would have to squeeze together for this flamingly hot band. Until next time, see you all in the pit!

這一行他們憑堅持和誠意說服了大家新陣容的 Suicide Silence 可以把 SS 的音樂和 Mitch Lucker 的精神延續下去。期望下次精彩的現場演出!See you in the pit!

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