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: Phobia at The Underground

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

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

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

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

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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