Promotion for tonight’s show in the Voodoo lounge was bound to raise some eyebrows with a line-up featuring Dying Fetus, Goatwhore, Malevolence and Fallujah. The band names alone leave no doubts that the gig is not for the faint-hearted, nor for fans of One Direction. But the 200 or so fans of brutal and technical death metal that have congregated are certainly in for a treat.
Unsurprisingly, the setlist is focussed on tracks from their latest release, but also features a few tracks from each of their two earlier albums. Mid way through the set, Worsnop asks us if we want to hear some really old shit, before they play a few bars of the unmistakeable Pantera classic ‘Walk’ and a few seconds of ‘One Step Closer’ from Linkin Park, followed by ‘A Prophesy’ from their own debut album Stand Up and Scream.
the crew prepare the stage for the final act of the night. As if the smell of incense was not intense enough already, dozens of fresh sticks are ignited around the stage and limp fox pelts are hung from the drum stand, flanked by bunches of equally limp lilies. Thankfully, the imminent approach of the Swedes prompts the denim army to regroup at the front, and the anticipation quickly escalates.
Intimate shows like this with international artists don’t happen very often here in Dublin, but when they do, those fortunate enough to attend will remember and appreciate the event for years to follow; proudly boasting that they were there when Nick Oliveri rocked the Thomas House in June 2014.
On the verge of releasing their third studio album; Bury Tomorrow return to Dublin’s Academy almost exactly twelve months after they played here at Slam Dunk Ireland 2013
Iced Earth and Warbringer live at Button Factory in Dublin on January 13th, 2013
Kreator, Evile and Xentrix @ The Academy, Dublin, April 26th, 2013