Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it to the show in time to catch openers Evilosity, and arrived to catch Long Island, NY’s Artificial Brain mid-set. It’s my understanding that their vocalist couldn’t make it (presumably a customs fuckaround, as is far too frequently the case), so they had ended up flying in a friend to fill in last minute. Great job there dude, and bonus rock n roll points to the whole band for triumphing in the face of adversity.
I was quite delighted to finally catch Full Of Hell in the flesh. I forget the exact reasons, but last time they were slated to perform here, the entire show fell apart with about a week’s notice. As one of the heavier bands to catch my attention in the last little while, to say I was disappointed would be an understatement. Thankfully, this evening was quite the opposite.
Full of Hell
Revocation are one of those bands that just makes you stop and think for a minute when you see them play live. While I’m the first to admit I’m by no means well-versed in this band, they were an absolute joy to watch and listen to. What I think got me the most wasn’t just the combination of such dialed-in precision in spite of the speed and intensity, but the fact that they seemed to pull it off so effortlessly, not to mention appear to be having a really good time doing so.
While the bar had already been set pretty high by the last occasion Cattle Decapitation played here at the inaugural Modified Ghost Festival, they certainly one-upped themselves this time. Performing as a 5 piece on this evening, they absolutely destroyed. Couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend my birthday. Cheers guys!