Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Deicide/ Broken Hope/ Disgorge/ Necronomicon/ Krass Judgement @ Empire 10/4/013

Went to see Deicide, after a long day at work. I saw a number of people there- Ariel y su mujer, Jose, Dorothy, Sean, Will, and maybe someone else. I saw Deicide last time, but wasn't too impressed. I think it was their old schoolness that I appreciated but thought that other bands sounded better.

This show had rather good attendance, probably about 120 people or so, if memory serves. I was kind of surprised by the number of people there this time, since I think that last time there were not as many people.

I got there as Krass Judgement went on. Their thrash metal was good, but nothing too distinctive. They were enjoyable, but nothing really stuck out about the performance except that the drumming was pretty killer. At one point, the singer pointed out his young daughter at the merch booth, and told her to cover her ears- and then he proceeded to say something blue. Nevertheless, they had a pretty solid set that started the night pretty well.

As I entered the main room again, I heard unmistakable sounds of synth- which puzzled me as this was a death metal show. I looked at the stage and see what appears to be a couple of dudes in face paint and some sort of armour- Necronomicon was bringing black metal TONIGHT. That's what I get for not googling bands ahead of time- pleasant surprises :3. Their particular blend of black metal was reminiscent of Behemoth and Dimmu Borgir. That synthy yet bombastic black metal hooked me in. They played a lot from their newest album, which I picked up ($10). Apparently these guys have been around 25 years, first I've seen of them, from Canada. They were pretty solid sounding, tho perhaps a bit misplaced on a bill with less frills death metal. There wasn't too much crowd reaction for them, tho.

Disgorge was on next, and they looked like WWF wrestlers, about to have a throw down, brother.  Their particular brand of death metal with guttural pig vox was nigh unlistenable vocally. The music was alright, as the set went on the songs got better. Now the crowd got jumpin' when these guys started. It was the beginning of a whole night of crazy pits. The crowd, tho not too thick, was absolutely animated. There were regular pits interspersed with the horrible slam dancing/hardcore kids/whateveryouwannacallit. And I remember the days when Jaxx did not allow crowd surfing, which is definitely not the case anymore. So this kind of crowd reaction made me enjoy their set more than I was. Not a bad performance, just a bit too much of the pig vox.

Broken Hope, whom I thought were decent the last time they were around, was on next. They have a new album out, after who knows how many years, so they played several tracks off of that. Which ones, I really am not 100% sure, because my notes and what I thought I heard don't seem to match up with the track listings they have. Damian Leski, their frontman, is also pretty ripped. I swear they should just have a wrestling match or 2 to add more spectacle. These guys also have the guttural pig vocals, but the guitar work was better, more defined than Disgorge. The crowd was pretty amped for these guys too, moreso than Disgorge. I thought they may have sounded better the last time I saw them, something was a little less frenzied this time. Their best song was the sacrilegious "He was raped," so brutal.

Deicide finally came on, and Glen Benton looked surly and ready to play some downright mean tunes. And surly was an understatement, as he proceeded to banter and trash talk with various yahoos from the crowd, much to the chagrin of many in attendance. It was pretty hilarious as he seemed to have a line for every complaint or comment, from obscenities and vulgarities to a vaguely homophobic comment, his dark humour was very much appreciated. Deicide certainly got the best reaction of the night, with moshing and the like STILL going on. Glen mentioned a couple songs that they wouldn't play again after this, which I'm not sure if bigger fans are disappointed or not.  I thought they sounded good, but they were still a little underwhelming for me- I'm just not grabbed by their material.

Overall, a decent night out with some unexpected gems. I enjoyed Necronomicon the most this night, but it was alright to see Deicide again.

Krass Judgement
Broken Hope

Setlists: Krass Judgement (7:06- 7:36)
  • ?
  • Unwanted
  • Vengeance
  • It's All Me
  • ?
  • Demon Bitch

 Necronomicon (7:56- 8:23)
  • ?
  • Into the Fire
  • Time is Now
  • Rise of the elder ones
  •  The end of times
  • From Beyond

Disgorge (8:46- 9:09)
  • ?
  • Cranial Impalement
  • Womb Full of Scabs
  • ?
  • ?
  • ?

  • Atonement
  • Cranial Impalement
  • Womb Full of Scabs
  • Revelation XVIII
  • She Lay Gutted
  • Deranged Epidemic
  • Exhuming The Disemboweled
  • Consume The Forsaken

Broken Hope (9:28-10:10)
  • ?
  • ?
  • ? the ? is in ? (new)
  • He Was Raped
  • Swamped in Gore
  • ..of?
  • (new)  3 words
  • (from relapse) Bitter
  • Impending Doom?
  • ?what maggots eat- hobo stew?
  • (new) of pain?
  • ?
  • ?
(another date had
  • Felching Vampires
  • Dilation and Extraction
  • The Docking Dead
  • Womb of Horrors
  • Swamped in Gore
  • The Dead Half
  • Pitbull Grin
  • Gore Hog
  • Predacious Poltergeist
  • Hobo Stew
  • Into the Necrosphere
  • He Was Raped
  • The Flesh Mechanic
  • Incinerated)

Deicide (10:32- 11:45)
  • ?
  • ?
  • ?
  • ?
  • Serpents of the dark
  • Save Your
  • Hang in Agony Until You're Dead
  • Conviction
  • Trifixion
  • Dead but Dreaming
  • Children of the Underworld
  • Witness of Death
  • Desecration( last time?)
  • ?
  • ?
  • ?
  • Deicide 
( reports on 10/2 -

Homage for Satan
Dead by Dawn
Once Upon the Cross
Scars of the Crucifix
When Satan Rules His World
Serpents of the Light
Save Your
Hang in Agony Until You're Dead
Dead but Dreaming
Children of the Underworld
Witness of Death
Sacrificial Suicide
Lunatic of God's Creation
Oblivious to Evil
Behind the Light Thou Shall Rise )