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Eternal: Apollo, Manchester

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 6 March 1996

RECENT WARNINGS linking club-going to ear damage have got it all wrong. Never mind amplified Jungle or cranium-pounding dub, the real threat to the nation's hearing is the audience at Eternal concerts. Beginning, deceptively, with a few isolated wails, they soon work up to an ear-splitting Screeeeem that sounds like a gigantic kettle whistling. Terrifying. And all this before the band have come on.

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