Live Reviews

Final Coil's Phil Stiles @ Uprising 2016
Photo: Matt Negus


“If there could be such a thing as the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud of metal bands, then it is Final Coil. So, I say.” – Music In Leicester

“They play a unique blend of grunge tinged progressive rock/metal, heavy but melodic. Jola’s powerful bass lines are reminiscent of early Rush, whilst Phil’s anarchic guitar riffs hark back to the buzz of Nirvana…” – StageDive Photography

“A rousing set from the Leicester based band that had all of the Thursday night crowd nodding their heads from the first riff.” – Birmingham Live Bands

“What I heard was taut, stressed, gripping, evocative. Sounds that painted pictures, scenes, imagery, it made you see it in your head.” – Music In Leicester




Final Coil bought a different side to the competition. The remained heavy yet mellow and melodic the four piece were able to entertain the crowd who clearly had a deep seated love for Doom Metal.” Music Trespass

“Yet another band that show the depth and diversity of the local heavy music scene. Final Coil have a more proggy approach to proceedings. Sometimes melodic, sometimes acoustic sounding but still leaving plenty of room for some heavy bits; the band are eclectic and look at ease on the big stage.” Cackblabbath

“The night was completed by Final Coil – a band for which I have considerable respect and admiration. Four excellent musicians playing music of high calibre. They had the audience screaming with delight; big, pounding sounds brought alive by a scintillating stage presence and their two front singers adding a substantial vocal layer to the tunes.” Music In Leicester

Final Coil bring a serenity to the proceedings. A more melodic heaviness to grab your attention. They play a groovy set with aplomb, showing that this sort of grunge inspired progressive rock can quite easily sit alongside the more extreme genres, and I for one would love to see them grace the Jagermeister stage.” – The Midlands Rocks

“…the five local bands Temple of Lies, Blood Oath, Final Coil and the aforementioned Garganjua and Conjurer played like pros and fully justified their place in the Metal2theMasses Final.” – Get Your Rock Out