someone else wrote:bloodfiend wrote:north sea storm wrote:Their popularity peaked with the inhuman rampage album , been on a steady downhill slide ever since, barring the odd decent track. Their cover of ring of fire been surprisingly good.
The popularity has fallen, but it hasn't been steadily downhill, they've just plateaued on a lower level. In fact their last London gig was the Ballroom, and this time it's at the Forum which is significantly bigger.
The new-ish singer is decent enough live, but ZP was a better vocalist for me.
The Forum does seem to get bands that looks too big for - Skid Row, Quireboys etc. I've seen bands in there with it being a third full, so presume it doesn't cost much to hire compared to other places.
Skid Row is a good example of this - up here they're playing Warehouse 23 in Wakefield and Corporation in Sheffield - both of which are considerably smaller than the Forum.