DFW METAL SHOWCASE @ Tomcats
Deep Ellum- Friday, February 25
w/ Affliction, Hope
Has Failed Us, Perfect Hate, Theatre of Green, Solareye, Blood Stain
Carpet, X Nihilo, and Smile For Society
AFFLICTION combine industrial and
metal to rock out.
HOPE HAS FAILED US: mad props to these guys- they kicked ass! One
of the guys from
HOPE even fell off of one of the speakers and busted his nose
Hope Has Failed Us is no-holds-barred, extreme death metal!THEATRE OF GREEN: though i did not get to
see much of their show, having seen them plenty of times before, I can
tell you they kick ass!
PERFECT HATE are goth-metal
that's not too goth and not too metal, meeting somewhere in the middle
to create a sound wholly unique to them. SOLAREYE debuted new frontman Kayne, who,
though nervous, got really into the music emotionally, had good stage
presence, and had an outstanding debut. Though the music is a little
dreary for me, and I think it could be faster, it is still plenty hard.
Having never seen them before, I can't really judge the past and
present incarnations of the bands against one another, but I have a
strong feeling that these guys are better than ever! Look out for them-
they're the next big thing in Deep Ellum!
I spent most of the day in the front
room, so I can't tell you much about the bands that played the back.
What I did see impressed me, but I'm a pretty easy-to-please guy when
it comes to music- I love it all! BLOOD STAIN CARPET: Did not get to see much
of their set, but what I did see impressed me. Not too hard, but not
too soft- straight-ahead traditional metal.
-Grady Smith, Ftworthmusic.com Editor