Posts Tagged ‘Employed to Serve’

Top 10 Current Local Bands – Guildford and Surrounds – April 2017

April 7, 2017

Seems like my last attempt amused a few people.  Honestly, not my intention… being funny’s for losers.

I was thinking about doing it again the same, but the risk there is that (1) it won’t be as funny second time and (2) anyone whose band goes down a few places might get offended.  Then you have questions like “do Swords of Thought drop out ‘cos its too long since I’ve seen them play, or do they stay in ‘cos they’ve released a great new ep?”  Should I include Employed to Serve – from Woking, utterly amazing and deserve to be up near the top no matter when I last saw them?

The “10” in the title may be slightly misleading.

It’s a Top 2 this time.

Employed to Serve.  Pensevor.  Job done.

I quite like seriously heavy music.

Pensevor’s Klothod –

From the upcoming new EtS LP –


Palm Reader, Employed to Serve, Stallone – The Star Inn, Guildford 4th May 2015

May 7, 2015

No time for a proper review, but I have to say a few words.

I arrived a bit late and caught the end of Stallone.  I want to hear more, they sounded damn fine and are my kinda band.  It would be unfair of me to compare when I only caught two songs but they reminded me of one of my favourite ever bands, which they have to regard as a massive compliment.

Employed to Serve took the stage and said something about how hard it is to follow Stallone.  Erm, no harm in a bit of modesty, but you really should have been apologising in advance to Palm Reader for them having to follow you.

Palm Reader were pretty good.  Would love to see them again, not least as I am curious to see the extent that their performance was below par due to it being their fifth gig of the day, or – more likely – whether it was me in a state of daze and confusion as a direct result of having my mind blown by Employed to Serve.  Short of Rollins-era Black Flag reforming with all original members I’ve got a feeling no band that followed EtS would have had my full attention.

I have a lot of time for Employed to Serve.  A lot of time.