Concert Review: Bathhouse, Heatdust, Thou, and The Body at The Cave

Posted by on Oct Sat, 2015 in Concert Review, Death Metal, Doom Metal, Grind, Hardcore, Progressive Rock, Punk, Stoner Metal

Concert Review: Bathhouse, Heatdust, Thou, and The Body at The Cave

This is Déjà Vu all over again. Didn’t The Cave host a nearly identical line-up a few months ago? However, this show was cut off halfway through the double-set of Thou and The Body (Yar didn’t even  get to perform at all). Regardless, this was a worthy concert. Here’s what you missed: Bathhouse were coarse, blunt, and louder than hell. The guitars and vocals were agitated, noisy, and distorted. Although the music was extremely chaotic, … read...

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Concert Review: Abrams, Suspended, And More At The Cave

Posted by on Jun Sat, 2015 in Concert Review, Death Metal, Grind, Hardcore, Progressive Rock, Stoner Metal, Thrash

Concert Review: Abrams, Suspended, And More At The Cave

  Metal is loud, The Cave is cool, something something skateboards, you know the drill. The opening band was Torn Between Worlds, who have new material in the works. One track in particular, so new that it is still untitled, fucked my shit up. The aggravated, distorted guitars and intense gutterals were the epitome of power and fury.  There are some songs with a beat so fast and syncopated that you shouldn’t even try … read...

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Concert Review: Serial Hawk, Ghosts Of Glaciers, and more at The Cave

Posted by on May Sun, 2015 in Black Metal, Concert Review, Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, Progressive Rock, Stoner Metal, Technical, Thrash

Concert Review: Serial Hawk, Ghosts Of Glaciers, and more at The Cave

Great news! I finally regained enough motor skills and hand/eye coordination to type again. The way things went down last night, I’m surprised there were no fatalities or other collateral damage. As a survivor, I am obligated to give a first-hand account from the eye of the storm… Sleeptaker has a new line up, apparently.  Alex Monasterio, the former guitarist, is carving a name for himself as a damn fine vocalist.  Noah Trainor, the only … read...

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Concert Review: Cormorant, Dysphotic, and more at The Cave

Posted by on May Sat, 2015 in Black Metal, Concert Review, Death Metal, Grind, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock, Technical, Thrash

Concert Review: Cormorant, Dysphotic, and more at The Cave

  The good news is that my ears are gauged a size or two bigger. The bad news is that my Betsy Johnson golden hoop earrings (and my earlobes themselves) got ruined in the process. Mosh pits can be so cruel. Here are the bands responsible for this mayhem: Dysphotic opened with a relatively low-key number, but kicked into full swing with their second track. The vocalist delivers a furious roar, which is even more … read...

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Concert Review: The Body at The Cave

Posted by on Apr Mon, 2015 in Concert Review, Death Metal, Grind, Hardcore, Technical, Thrash

Concert Review: The Body  at The Cave

Goddamn, I love The Cave. Just when I think their shows can’t get any better, I am pleasantly surprised with killer line ups and brutal bands. When I heard that The Body would be performing there, I instantly knew that I had to go. Shame was a good choice to open the show. They were heavy and dark,  sacrificing melody and catchy riffs for a dissonant, evil sound. I liked it, but they need to … read...

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