at L'Ampérage, Grenoble, France, April 27, 2024

Cure For The Ghost at L'Ampérage, Grenoble, France, April 27, 2024
Photo: Séverine Peraldino

While Grenoble in France is not known for its UFO activity, the Ampérage, a local associative venue organised this last weekend of April Metal From Outaspace an evening to showcase promising local bands in Modern Metal and Alternative Metal.

Cure For The Ghost

While they suffered from technical difficulties, Cure For the Ghost started the fight with communicative energy. Created in 2017, the band has released an EP and many singles to fuel their set. On stage, their modern Neo-metal-inspired brand takes a way more aggressive approach, and it was all it took for the audience to happily start moshpits and walls of death. With a warm welcome from the local crowd, Cure For The Ghost is a band to look out for in the future.

Last Addiction

The neighbours from Lyon of Last Addiction already had the chance to play a bigger crowd during last year’s festival season, but it had been a while since their last visit to Grenoble. The band plays a mix of modern technical Metal with a good side of Melodic: strong clear and extreme vocals and epic soli are their strongest points. In their composition, they always find a way to balance aggressive rhythms with melodic lines. Their fanbase made the trip for this show and they also benefitted from an enthusiastic crowd already on their side. A memorable moment from their set would be their most recent song “Pretty Witch.” They exited the stage after their other hit “Dead Soul Sisters.”


With their American high school jocks look (complete with the jacket and the skinny jeans) Perseide left behind the Modern Metal dimensions of the two previous bands to evolve in an Alternative Rock/Metal universe, with drops and chorus sometimes reminding of Linkin Park. By this time of the evening, the venue was packed and made everyone forget that it was not yet the middle of the summer.

Faith In Agony

Faith In Agony was the last but not the least to step onto the stage, the softest of the evening with their blend of clear feminine vocals, bluesy rhythms, and kind of grunge inspired sound. With already one promising album under their belt (Drowned And Exalted 2021) and an other one planned for next year, the band is also a contestant for this year edition of the Hellfest open-mike contest. Best song of their set and also a good way to discover this future great band, give a listen to “No Heaven For Good Guy.” With the support of the audience, under foggy lights and with deep bass lines, the band recreated the 90s underground scene.

Everyone would have been happy to enjoy a few more songs, but as often with small venues, midnight marks the end of the event, no matter how loud the audience is cheering.


  • Séverine Peraldino

    Reviewer, interviewer and apprentice photographer for Metal Express Radio, Séverine comes from a small place in the Southern French Alps, near Grenoble. Her taste for classic Heavy Metal is a family heritage and after growing up listening to Iron Maiden, Dio, Metallica and Angra she expanded her horizons with almost every subgenre of Metal, from Power, to Prog, a little bit of Death and Black Metal. She mostly enjoys albums telling stories with originality. When she is not travelling around for concerts and festivals, you can find her reading a good book, or playing board games with friends.

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