The last quarter-final match is playing tonight and after South Africa, India and Australia all through to the semi finals it’s left to either co-host New Zealand or the West Indies who may or may not be with talisman batsman Chris Gayle.
NEW ZEALAND vs WEST INDIES
Up first is New Zealand band The House of Capricorn and their take on alternative stoner doom. The riffs are aggressive, the vocals gruff and angry and the songs rock harder than a bear with rocks. The band certainly know how to pace an album mixing in the occasional doom-paced track in between the faster QOTSA-styled songs.
It’s been quite difficult finding metal or even rock bands from the Caribbean, the music scene is mainly reggae, dancehall or syrupy pop acts, so it’s always good to find a band that will fit this blog piece. Standing Penance are from Barbados and play alternative metal/hard rock with some great vocals and even better harmonies. It’s good stuff if not exactly groundbreaking but enjoyable nonetheless.
PREDICTION: New Zealand will take the final place in the semi-finals. The West Indies have been to inconsistent in the tournament and were fortunate to get into the quarter finals.
Musically, The House of Capricorn win this thanks to there refreshing upbeat take on stoner/doom.