I ended up the extreme metal night at Valve last Friday night. Most of the bands had already played by the time I got there. I think it was already sometime around midnight by then. I caught a three piece Taranaki band called gortollogy who play death metal. They just had a guitarist, vocalist and drummer and still sounded incredibly heavy. I heard some hardcore influence come through in the vocals so I really enjoyed these guys. They're expanding their line-up with a rhythym and bass guiarist soon but they don't really need to.
Backyard Burial played next. I've stated my opinion on this band before. I left before they finished playing in case their music slayed me before I turned into a pumpkin.