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Metallers just little bit spooky; REVIEWS THE HAUNTED Carling Academy 2, Birmingham.

Byline: MARK WOODWARD

THERE'S a programme on the telly called Most Haunted, whereby a load of Ghost busters yomp up and down the country trying to explain things that go bump in the night.

A lot of the time is spent with someone staring wide-eyed in the darkness beneath the infra-red cameras as strange noises are heard around them.

They should have been at the Academy, where Swedish thrash metallers The Haunted put the wind up all those present.

There were bumps in the night aplenty as the circle pit went hysterical at Brum's newest Haunted house.

And the screaming, well, you can't get anyone more scary than Peter Dolving who was as manic a frontman as anyone had seen in a long while.

Promoting their startling new album The Dead Eye, Dolving led The Haunted - who enjoyed a successful support slot with Killswitch Engage at the Academy earlier this year - through an hour of their trademark bludgeoning assault.

It certainly wasn't a place for those of a nervous disposition.

VERDICT: ****
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:May 7, 2007
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