A Great Performance
Opening with stunning, '57', Biffy Clyro are wound up tight and determined to be more than just a support act to Muse. Half of the band are already topless, ready for a truly heated set that takes in many new tracks, like the creeping jaunty guitar melody, 'Who's Got A Match?' that really winds the crowd up and 'A Whole Child Ago', which has clear anthem potential with its raucous cry of, "Why don't you just ask her yourself". The bludgeoning chorus of 'Get Fucked Stud' is another high point with booming bass and haunting guitar runs; booming is perhaps a dangerous word as the sound quality here is not fantastic and the edge is often taken off the guitar work by the scuzzy mix of echoing basslines, not that the band let this dissuade them from giving it their all.
'Living Is A Problem Because Everyone Dies' builds to an unholy high with all 3 members adding vocal harmonies in a tense introduction that electrifies all those hooked into the band's performance on this balmy evening. Just when you think it couldn't get any better and the pace is so ferocious that we even see glimpses of Simon Neil's face from beneath his shaggy hairdo, 'Machines' comes from nowhere as a powerful penultimate closer, each deliberate slow-building note resonating around Wembley Stadium, it's enough to make you sit back and sigh at the beauty.
The band indulge in a few words of gratitude to Muse and enquire as to our wellbeing, but a lot of this is lost in their broad Glaswegian accents and let's face it, music this epic stands for itself.