It’s a quiet, winter evening in Observatory, Cape Town and touring bands Maximum Carnage from Pretoria and Anarchy all the way from Cairo in Egypt have just arrived for the second leg of their South African tour.
Cecil John Rhodes, colonial bastard that he was, fantasized about creating a railway linking “The Cape to Cairo” – a holy grail of trans-continental travel that back in the 19th century would have been at the pinnacle of engineering feats. It never came to be, but now more than a century later, there is a ton of metal that promises to link Egypt and South Africa on a completely different level.
I’ve moaned and groaned about the genre “progressive metal” being thrown around like a university football too many times to count, so when yet another progressive metal band drops into my email inbox I already go into a review with preconceived notions. Not so with Egypt’s Anarchy who certainly…