ABADDON INCARNATE – DISSECTED LIVE IN DUBLIN

By on 8 April 2011

 

  • LIVE REVIEW OF ABADDON INCARNATE FROM OUR DUBLIN CORRESPONDENT JONATHAN KEANE
  • Abaddon Incarnate
  • The Lower Deck, Dublin
  • Saturday 26th March

Fresh off releasing their split 7” with grindcore veterans Phobia, Abaddon Incarnate are in pursuit of a South American tour, tentatively planned for August. Of course, such a jaunt needs hefty funding and that’s the purpose of this evening’s proceedings and the satisfyingly large slew of punters crammed into the tiny venue indicates that they’re on the right track.

However, the night isn’t all about Abaddon, with a line-up of quality acts that further bulks up the bill, with some members pulling double duty.  Sickener play a short set. Their grinding powerviolence is soon to be committed to a demo tape and should be worth keeping an ear out for. The only gripe is their insistence on playing with their backs to the onlookers. 
Sodb are a pleasant surprise, especially considering it is their first gig. The lone track, ‘Don tSeantalamh a Chuid Féin’, that has made its ways online, though solid, doesn’t compare to this performance. Their grand, sprawling black metal infused with melodic elements and combated by wretched vocals, truly comes alive and proves a triumph. 
As per usual, Twisted Mass’ crusty metal is unyielding. A string of shows in recent months has made their overall delivery tighter and with a track online now in ‘Behind the Veil’ and a 7” release approaching, that is likely to only strengthen now.
On something of a similar vibe, Putrefaction are just devastating. They’re a band that has retained an air of rarity to their barrage in that the mere salvo is the crushing and filthy assault of their 2007 demo tape, ‘Destroyers’. It’s a fitting title for their output that is mirrored by an equally punishing and relentless set.
The night doesn’t in any way slump by the time Abaddon Incarnate arrive. If anything, everything is blasted up a notch. Cuts from the Phobia split are unrelenting in a live setting, like the torrent of Vermin Apocalypse. All the material featured is no less vehement in fact, whether it is tracks from the split or their full lengths like Cascade or Nadir. Top to bottom; a thunderous showing from one of Ireland’s finest metal bands. 
Jonathan Keane

 

http://sickener-grindviolence.blogspot.com/
http://sodb.blogspot.com/
http://twistedmass.blogspot.com/
http://diyirishhardcorepunkarchive.blogspot.com/search/label/Putrefaction
http://abaddonincarnategrind.blogspot.com/

 

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