Brute Fest, a Metal gig featuring some of the city's best Extreme Bands among others, saw Dark Desolation, Anorectal Ulceration, Gorified and Abandoned Agony play some amazing musick to an enthusiastic bunch of Metalheads on Sunday the 17th October, 2010. Here's the lowdown -
Dark Desolation, a relatively new band, brought out their brand of Black Metal to a curious crowd, many of whom had not heard of or seen the band before. They were tight and all the band members essayed their parts effortlessly. The vocalist seemed to have most of the audiences' attention with his slightly raspy and rather unique vocal style.
One evident aspect of Dark Desolation's music were the subtle elements of Death Metal in their music. Pounding blastbeats along with a thick-as-honey rhythm section, growling vocals and guitar solos were well interspersed with the already flowing Black Metal. The band even went on to cover Napalm Death's 'You Suffer' much to the audience's surprise. A solid performance with a setlist dominated by original compositions. A band to watch out for.
Anorectal Ulceration, the Goregrind enity took to the stage after more than a year and still put up a good show for the Grind freaks to enjoy. A relatively short setlist comprising of some hard-hitting originals and covers of Gut and Rompeprop thrown in got many heads banging and a couple of moshpits as well!
A superb guitar tone and crazy riffs , complementing basslines and maniacal blastbeats seemed to captivate every Extreme fan in the audience. Vocalist Charlie brought in some extra noise to the already filthy sonic attack in the form of toilet flush vocals, which made Anorectal's show even more intense and enjoyable. A great performance overall!
Grindgore sickos Gorified took to the stage amidst some loud cheering and being the seasoned grinders they are, took off to an explosive start and continued the cranium-hammering assault till the very end of their act. Being a two-piece band hasn't deterred them in delivering a strong show everytime and the experience gained over the years has simply given them an edge.
An aggressive guitar attack with a murderous tone coupled with some sickass guttural growls and an insanely heavy drumtrack got the audience into a frenzy, ensuring many heads banged and initiating moshpits. An all-original setlist and marvellous execution. These guys can probably never deliver a bad show. Definitely, a force to be reckoned with. Flesh Ripping Sonic Torment anyone?
Brutal Death Metallers Abandoned Agony were the last band to play for the day and despite that, played flawlessly with the same ferocity they always display. The inclusion of technical elements into their music has seemingly earned them more fans and attention. Well-structured originals with a razor-sharp attack left the Metalheads asking for more. The Jaw-breaking drumming, precise riffs and beastly growls all made up for one hell of an aural concoction!
With a badass cover of Cannibal Corpse's 'Skull Full of Maggots' and some of their newer songs, the band ended their set amidst loud applause!
Until the next Gig Attack!