Thursday, October 11, 2012

Razorywyre, Beastwars, Methdrinker S.F.B.H. Sep 28

Arrived at the San Francisco Bathhouse in time to see Methdrinker setting up. ALthough they have songs on a few releases out there, they were a totally new band to both my eyes and ears. Before heading up the stairs I heard someone describing their music as mind-numbingly slow. They were Eyhategod type sludge wallowers and had a guitarist and drummer co-handling vocals. The band were great live and were a perfect warm-up complement for the heaviness of Beastwars.

Methdrinker








Beastwars, really, were the band I wanted to see despite the show really being Razorwyre's album release party. The band seemed to be on fire and tighter than I'd seen them before, maybe because their own album was recently released outside New Zealand and also because they had a new album in the works. The band's singer comes across like a drunken sailor as he bellows out the band's lyrics which lends itself perfectly to the heavy vibe of impending doom. If Killing Joke really are the sound of the apocalypse, then there are bound to be arguments whether Beastwars are the sound of the warm-up or the aftermath.

Beastwars














Razorwyre have improved greatly live since I last saw them which is going on for over a year ago. The band's blend of heavy metal is closer to NWOBHM than it is eighties thrash metal, which is why I have often found that I don't make it through all of the band's set and once again I didn't. The other reasons were I had work the next day and Beastwars were the band I had turned up to see.

Razorwyre









Compulsory bandcamp links

Methdrinker

Beastwars

Razorwyre



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