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 | 0 comments

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 | 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: 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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 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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Cattle Decapitation: Concert Review

Posted by on Jan Mon, 2015 in Concert Review, Death Metal, Grind, Thrash | 0 comments

Cattle Decapitation: Concert Review

I’ve been anticipating this  concert ever since it was announced. Now that I have experienced Cattle Decapitation in their full glory, I am blown away. Although my neck will be hurting for the next week, and some of my comrades left the venue bruised and bloody, it was totally worth the pain. Here’s why: A Malicious Plague were the opening band. One song would emphasize shredding guitar solos, the next would highlight the noodling bass … read...

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Upcoming Shows

Posted by on Dec Wed, 2014 in Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

Upcoming Shows

Ha! What a great flyer. At long last, As In We are back to play at 2nd Street Brewery on New Years Eve. (Note that this is the original  brewery which is actually located on 2nd Street.) Doors open at 10 pm, music starts around 11. Oh, and Also, it’s FREE! Only things to keep in mind are to tip your bartender, buy some merch, and don’t drive drunk. On Jan 7 2015, Hanta will … read...

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Upcoming Shows: *UPDATED*

Posted by on Dec Tue, 2014 in Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

Upcoming Shows: *UPDATED*

First and foremost, I am pleased to announce that CATTLE FREAKING DECAPITATION is coming to my humble hometown to play at The Locker Room on January tenth. That’s one way to start 2015 with a bang. The official line up inlcudes Carrion Kind, Fields Of Elysium, Yar, Impaled Offering and A Malicious Plague. Meanwhile, in Albuqurque, Launchpad will be hosting this show on December 18th. Show some love to Omingnome, touring from Georgia.  I’ve never … read...

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Album Review: Yar – Yar

Posted by on Sep Thu, 2014 in Album Review, New Releases, Thrash | 0 comments

Album Review: Yar – Yar

Yar is a Santa Fe based thrash metal band characterized by wicked intricate guitar licks , harsh vocals, and lightning speed drumming. The result is a tortured, angry, and cathartic flashback to the death/thrash metal of the late 80’s. I do not invoke the name “Death” in vain, and I can honestly say that  Yar emulates their seminal album, Scream Bloody Gore. Obviously, Yar has an updated sound that will appeal to modern metalheads, but … read...

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