Originally posted in Valkyrian Music.
EQUALEFT was up next and the national underground could hardly be better represented. I can’t find the right words to express how proud I am for them and their achievements in these past years. After opening for GOJIRA last month (see here), I believe playing in a fest like this was one of the few milestones they had to reach yet on Portuguese soil and now it’s done. Go EQUALEFT!
The follow-up to “Adapt & Survive” is in the making but nothing ready to be shared yet, so they focused on their acclaimed debut. It’s “Maniac” now that closes their sets, not “Invigorate” anymore, but this hit still features singer Miguel, a.k.a. Jedi Mig, wielding a light saber. SOLDIER’s thrash was entitled to some mosh circles, but it was EQUALEFT’s groove that made “the dust rise up from the ground”, as I heard someone say.