Max Raptor (8) are a four piece from Burton on Trent, who play punk with a metallic edge in similar vein to Billy Talent. When asked about their curious name their guitarist simply did not know where it came from!
They entered the stage sharply dressed and when their bassist warmed up with a few RATM riffs, the audience knew they meant business.They have razor sharp riffs and complex bass lines and a lead singer who alternates between melodic singing and shouting. They put on a rip-roaring set engaging the crowd and lead singer, (possibly called Wil), had great fun spitting fiery lyrics at the baying crowd.
The subject of the lyrics was very much punk inspired political rhetoric. The set closed on “The King is Dead” but the punk spirit is clearly alive and well in Max Raptor. This is a band who you have to see live. Hopefully they will return to the White Rabbit.