This friday lets take a look back at the 2014 edition of the Kolkata Underground Festival, held on the 14th of December at Ashutosh Memorial Hall. The event was co-headlined by Not Yet Decided and Shrap, supported by the bands Lane16, Orphic Cosmogony and Asymmetry, while the opening act was provided by the band Kaapurush.
The event got off to an electrifying start with Kaapurush the opening act and Lane 16 followed it up with power packed performances. Next was a power packed one from the Progressive Metal band Asymmetry. They performed tracks from their upcoming EP Mark of Cain and covered Trivium, where they were joined by Ranjan Ghosh of Wingz of Vayraag. Next up were Orphic Cosmogony who kept the tempo high as the ended with a cover of Born of Osiris track. Finally it came down to the headliners. The first was Not Yet Decided. Whose mercurial vocalist Kabya was at his best. Power packed performances along with two covers from Pantera and Slipknot earned huge reaction from the crowd.
Finally it was Shrap who ended the show in their signature style with mayhem following all over the auditorium. They started with Pantera tribute doing an instrumental medley of Cowboys from Hell and Walk. Then tracks from their debut EP War Hate. Finally they concluded with the cover of Eye for an eye by Soulfly. Kabya and Kanad of NYD joined Shrap for this song, all the other bands joined in later on stage, displaying the strong bond of brotherhood that exists among the bands of Kolkata.
Here are some glimpse from the festival:
Images by: Poulami Basu | Sourav Sahu | Sourajit Sinha | Arpam Srimani | Sayan Saha | Rajarshi Dasgupta | © Who Is Playing ?
Review by: Subham Bhattacharya