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Beneath the gaze of the beast all things are possible. Reflected in those eyes, bleeding liquid malice, all is inverted, all is perverted, all is deconstructed; from your morals to your dreams to your flesh. The world becomes a crimson tableau of a broken natural order, where art is found in the tearing of flesh and the breaking of bones and love becomes defilement, debasement and destruction. Brutality so extreme it is alien to even the most warped of human consciousness runs in thick, congealing streams where once there was the milk of human kindness…and sweet music becomes the sound of hideous, unending slaughter; an eardrum-rupturing torrent of filth…
Formed by members of Bookakee, Soiled By Blood and The Outborn, NecroticGoreBeast have erupted from Quebec’s savage underground music scene. Combining an absolutely staggering drum onslaught, guitars that circle, biting at your flesh like a frenzied shoal of blood-crazed piranhas, bass that delivers concussive blows like a sledgehammer and monstrous vocals, utterly inhuman in their ferocity, this band are the next level in remorseless, relentless aggression. Lyrically crafting nightmares of nauseating barbarity, dioramas of depravity that will haunt your every waking moment, NecroticGoreBeast are an assault on the senses. Their self titled debut album, housed in the dark, visionary artwork of Andreas Christanetoff (Putrified J, Aborted Fetus etc) features guest appearances from Jack Christensen (Kraanium), Alex-Antoine Chamberland (Soiled By Blood) and Diogo Santana (Analepsy) and represents the ultimate in brutal, slamming death metal. It simply doesn’t get any heavier than this.
Despite only forming a mere two years ago, NecroticGoreBeast have created an album that destroys most of the competitors in their field, sweeping them aside with casual ease. The Canadians have, of course, found their home at Comatose Music and on October 11th the world’s premiere brutal death metal label will release this staggering debut album that absolutely epitomises the genre. Prepare to have your understanding of brutality redefined. NecroticGoreBeast are coming…and you’re on their list.
John Mayer – Vocals
Michael Chamberland – Guitar
JP Bouchard – Drums
Alexandre Brochu – Bass
Also featuring guest vocals from:
Further Information: https://www.facebook.com/Necroticgorebeast
Genre: Brutal Death Metal
For fans of: Devourment | Skinless | Internal Bleeding | Putrid Pile
Written By Braddon S. Williams aka “The Concert Critic”
On this date in history, 8/7/2019, Heart brought the Love Alive
Tour to Deer Creek in Noblesville, IN. Along with the Wilson sisters, we were rocked by stellar sets from Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Elle King.
It was a smart move by the veterans to bring fresh new talent along for this all female front line tour, because Elle King got that crowd pumped up from the very beginning.
I hadn’t heard much of her music prior to this show, but I was impressed with her powerful vocals, her energy, her easy rapport with the audience, and her musical diversity. Elements of rock, blues, country, and pop all weaved in and out of her songs that were born for the stage.
Her song Ex’s & Oh’s is an anthem for certain. That one had the crowd in the palm of her sassy hands! I was an immediate fan watching her play a Flying V guitar that was nearly as big as she was…and handling it like a boss.
Speaking of bosses, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts wasted no time in asserting their badass brand of punk tinged hard rock. Jett is beloved nearly universally, and she effortlessly exudes cool confidence and sexy swagger.
Even on the big screens, one can see that glint of playful excitement in her eyes, and it is as contagious as a rock ‘n roll epidemic. When she lights into Bad Reputation, Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah), and I Love Rock ‘n Roll, everyone in the venue feels like they are 16 again, at least in spirit.
Heart proved beyond a doubt their legendary status with a sterling selection of their career spanning deep treasure chest of classic songs.
Not content to just play their own stuff, Heart tossed in some absolute gems of cover songs, including Your Move by Yes, The Boxer by Simon & Garfunkel, and an absolutely breathtaking tour de force rendition of Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin. Ann Wilson’s voice was a force of nature throughout, and younger sister Nancy played electric and acoustic guitars and mandolin with masterful intensity, contributing some lovely lead vocals and harmonizing beautifully with her sibling.
All 3 bands were comprised of men playing their roles with anonymous but fierce contributions; content to let the legendary ladies claim the spotlight. My only complaints about this show were that it was too quiet (crank it up!), and that the crowd on the lawn were too lazy to get off their lazy asses and feed these amazing artists with some well earned energy. Everyone sounded great, but it was almost like someone has decided that the audience is old and tired and might want to just sit in their trendy little lawn chairs and not have to deal with that loud rock music.
I sure hope that doesn’t become the norm, because these artists deserve a better fate than that.
Written By Braddon S. Williams aka “The Concert Critic”
On this date in history, 8/4/2019, a group of friends and I attended The Night Running Tour, featuring co-headliners Beck and Cage The Elephant, with support from Spoon and Wild Belle. This diverse lineup hit the stage at Deer Creek (Ruoff blah, blah, blah) in Noblesville, IN on a picture perfect Midwest sunny day.
Wild Belle kicked things off with a set of mellow electronica, psychedelic pop, and soulful grooves. I enjoyed the first 2 or 3 songs, but ultimately felt Wild Belle were a little bland for my taste. They had a great sound mix (as did every band on the bill) and looked sharp in their fashionable white outfits, but I just felt they stuck around a little too long.
Up next was Spoon, who I just discovered are from Texas. This kind of surprised me, as I found their sound to be kind of British pop influenced, and very smoothly executed. I enjoyed Spoon a lot more than the opening band, likely due to much stronger songs and more of a rock band vibe.
Cage The Elephant delivered a fantastic set filled with the antics of the wildly entertaining lead vocalist, Matt Shultz. In no way do I want to imply that Mr. Shultz was under the influence of any drugs or alcohol, but that would certainly go a long way towards explaining his choice of stage clothing, unorthodox physical movements, and cryptic speeches between songs.
Vocally he was on point, delivering his songs with loads of passion and consistency, on pitch throughout Cage’s long set. The band played with fiery intensity and all seemed to be having a lot of fun (and a shared amusement at their singer’s actions). When the final song began, Shultz headed into the pavilion seating area (where he had previously serenaded audience members for an entire song earlier in the set) and then out into the lawn, where excited crowd members thronged around the security guards who tried to shield the fearless singer. Eventually the song ended, and Shultz was lifted into the air by the wildly enthusiastic fans. He wound up crowd surfing all the way to the back fence of the venue, where he then climbed onto the roof of the gazebo in back, striking a victorious pose on the peak of the building, soaking up the thunderous ovation!
Beck closed the concert with a phenomenal light show, an incredible band, and his own quirky and funky delivery of his many hits. The years have been quite kind to Beck, because he still looks the same as he did back in the early 90’s, and he was equally effective with a few songs performed solo on guitar as he was with the full force of that airtight band.
A long final song that also featured the return of Matt Shultz and Natalie Bergman from Wild Belle, plus loads of confetti and a great atmosphere of pure party time fun, was the perfect ending to a diverse and massively entertaining concert.
This one was outside of my comfort zone and I have to admit I should venture there more often!
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