First to take the stage were London based prog support act Brutai. Their set was tight and filled with some great riffs.
Although they failed to get fully over with the crowd they still put on a good show. They got a few cheers and played a decent show but it was clear that the people in attendance were waiting for something truly special on a Sunday evening at Voodoo.
Enter Kobra and the Lotus...
From the first note front woman, Kobra Paige, had the crowd in the palm of her hand. Her soaring vocals making everyone's hair stand on end.
The guitar work from Jasio was phenomenal. Brad's powerful basslines and Marcus' drumming drove forward the set with intense energy.
The interaction between the band and the crowd was fantastic, you could tell everyone was having a ridiculous amount of fun on a Sunday night.
From pounding heavy metal anthems to soulful ballads the whole venue was captivated by these extremely talented and fun loving Canadians.
The set was made even more thoroughly entertaining with the band paying tribute to Iron Maiden, playing the drum intro to 'Painkiller' by Judas Priest and doing a short rendition of the Led Zeppelin classic 'Immigrant Song'.
All in all an absolutely fantastic and extremely fun gig that was enjoyed by all in attendance. If they return it is pretty much guaranteed that the place will be packed out.
Review by Phil Noonan.
Pictures by Darren McVeigh