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 | 0 comments

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: Phobia at The Underground

Posted by on Jun Thu, 2015 in Concert Review, Death Metal, Grind, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock, Technical | 0 comments

Concert Review: Phobia at The Underground

The Underground at Evangelo’s is the best bar in the world, and Kronos Creative has never promoted a bad show. When two titans collaborate, you get this: Torn Between Worlds opened the show. The acoustics of a cramped dive bar auger well for their fast, loud, caustic sound. They performed with all the power and fury of their namesake. Genre-wise, this band is all over the damn place. Death metal, grind, and hardcore all clash … read...

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Concert Review: Maeth, Distances, and Torn Between Worlds at The Underground

Posted by on May Wed, 2015 in Concert Review, Death Metal, Grind, Hardcore, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock, Technical | 0 comments

Concert Review: Maeth, Distances, and Torn Between Worlds at The Underground

Like a sailor enchanted by a siren’s song, I will always be drawn to The Underground At Evangelo’s. This three band concert on a Tuesday night hit the bullseye, and delivered a show to remember. This is what happened: Distances opened up the show, and they fucking slayed it. The downtempo ambient parts appease the math/prog fan in me, while the heavy parts are pure metal and get my blood boiling. The contrasting brutality and … 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 | 0 comments

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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Concert Review: Benefit For Jeanette Rodriguez

Posted by on Mar Fri, 2015 in Concert Review, Death Metal, Grind, Hardcore, Punk, Thrash | 0 comments

Concert Review: Benefit For Jeanette Rodriguez

As we all know, benefit shows totally rule. They have the same great music as any other concert, but it’s all for a cause. In this case, there was also a raffle, chocolate cake, and frito fuckin’ pies. The final line up included two more bands than the flyer shows, which made the night even cooler. Here’s what happened:  Chronic Drought is a fitting name for a death/thrash metal band from Albuquerque, NM. Their music … read...

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Intronaut Concert Review

Posted by on Jul Wed, 2013 in Concert Review, Death Metal, Grind, Progressive Rock | 0 comments

Intronaut Concert Review

  Metal is described as many things, but seldom as serene. Prog Metal line ups such as this defy preconcieved notions of the genre while still remaining TRVE and heavy. Nationally renowned bands Intronaut and Scale The Summit headlined this show, but it was immaculate from start to finish. In the beginning…. Distances of Albuqurque NM is defined by a dichotomy of overwhelming heaviness with intense beauty. You know those pictures of outerspace, where the … read...

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Rise From The Ashes Of Disbelief

Posted by on Apr Tue, 2013 in Concert Review | 0 comments

I’m not a slacker. To the contrary, I got two jobs, and therefore have very little time to write on my precious, precious blog. Also, I don’t even own my own computer. And typing entire articles on a smart-phone is a pain in the ass. Enough of my excuses, let’s talk abut Metal. First of all, I’m going to throw a tantrum because I should be at this show as we speak. But my job  … read...

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Last Minute Shows

Posted by on Mar Fri, 2012 in Punk, Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

 Local music scenes rule, and as such I try to promote concerts and events as often as I can. But there were some shows that I didn’t even know about until approximately five seconds ago, so I’m gonna hype it up as much as possible within the given deadlines. First of all, we have Obelisk, Cassovita, and some other third band playing at W21 at 7 PM tonight, so there’s like 2 hours to get ready … read...

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Punk As Fuck

Posted by on Jan Tue, 2012 in Death Metal, Grind, Punk | 0 comments

This weekend was wack. On Friday, there was the kick-ass Metal show at Warehouse 21 (see previous post for details). Then there was a Punk Rock baby shower on Sunday (Congrats, Sophie and Jay!). And in between, there was this untitled epic concert on Saturday.   It was a bizarre, mysterious show from the get-go. First of all, the concert didn’t have a title. Then the venue was some creepy studio in the middle of a freaking industrial zone, and the … read...

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Concert Review: New Years Metal

Posted by on Jan Wed, 2012 in Concert Review | 0 comments

Sorry for the half-assed nature of my most recent post. I went on a Fear and Loathing-esque binge on everything and I’ve been in the recovery process ever since. That being said, don’t get your hopes to high (heh) for this latest edition of my ramblings. In fact, on Friday December 30, I had the brilliant idea of treating a hangover with an energy drink infused with nitrous oxide. All these chemicals decided to turn against me at … read...

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