First up for the evening was Seattle grind-core band The Drip. Having been one of the biggest Seattle grind-core bands for the last 10 years The Drip made it more exciting as the openers for the show. The Drip is one of the rawest bands to see live. With heavy, fast riffs and punishing vocals it is no wonder why this band is has been the kings of grind-core in the Northwest. If you get a chance to check out this band, I highly suggest doing so. They give a performance you won’t want to miss.
Next up was Horrendous. This death metal trio from Pennsylvania came out firing on all cylinders with their song “The Stranger”. The crowd moved closer and closer to the front and it wasn’t long before a few audience members started to thrash around and open up the first of many mosh pits for the night. This band puts on a very fun show and should definitely not be missed.
The third band on the lineup was Midnight. The Midwest black/thrash metal band came out with a massive amount of energy as they opened up with “Vomit Queens”. Quickly the floor turned into a pit of bodies being thrown around. Midnight is very mysterious on stage, wearing black masks that cover their faces. The 40 minute set featured fan favorites “Evil Like A Knife”, “Satanic Royalty”, “You Can’t Stop Steel” and finally coming to a close with “Unholy And Rotten”. The highlight of the set was when the bassist took a guitar and smashed it on stage. Midnight puts on one hell of a show and really knows how to pull in an audience. If you see their name on a lineup coming to a city near you, make sure to be there to witness the performance.
The next band of the night was the death metal legends Obituary. As soon as the lights went out a massive roar echoed through the theater. Fans instantly started to shove each other around as the band ripped into their hit song “Internal Bleeding”. The hour long set was filled with hit after hit spanning the entirety of the bands discography. The set came to a close with the fan favorite death metal anthem, “Slowly We Rot”. If you get a chance to check out one of their shows, you won’t forget it.
Finally, the moment the crowd had been waiting for, Kreator was about to take the stage. The seasoned veterans of thrash opened up the hour and fifteen minute set with “Hordes Of Chaos (A Necrologue For The Elite)”. This got the entire floor spinning as fans started moshing. Kreator continued straight into fan favorite “Satan Is Real”. Everytime the chorus hit, clouds of steam came shooting from the stage. The set came to a close with the song “Pleasure To Kill”.
The Decibel Magazine Tour continues it’s run through the states until April 15 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is not a tour to miss. Make sure to get advanced tickets so you don’t miss one of the most brutal tours of the year.
Hordes Of Chaos (A Necrologue For The Elite)
Satan Is Real
Gods Of Violence
People Of The Lie
Enemy Of God
From Flood Into Fire
World War Now
Hail To The Hordes
Flag Of Hate
Under The Guillotine
Pleasure To Kill