Polyphia play Sydney’s Enmore Theatre tonight. The initial venue for this show was the Metro Theatre, but due to overwhelming demand, the gig was switched to the Enmore and now this venue has sold out too. There is a buzz of anticipation in the air as we await the band who are on their first headline tour of Australia.
Polyphia fuse elements of progressive metal, rock, jazz and electronica to create a sound that is simultaneously complex but yet accessible.
Each member of the band is a virtuoso in their own right, and their onstage chemistry is undeniable. The guitar work of Tim Henson and heavily-tattood Scott LePage is nothing short of mind-blowing. Their intricate melodies, lightning-fast riffs, and jaw-dropping solos leave the audience blissed out. Equally impressive is the rhythm section, with bassist Clay Gober and drummer Clay Aeschliman providing a rock-solid foundation. An instrumental band, the only singing that happens is when Polyphia get the audience to sing the riffs that they play. It’s unconventional but it works, as evidenced by waves of moshing breaking out in an ecstatic audience.
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