Concert Recap & Video: Cannibal Corpse, The Faceless, Neuraxis, Obscura @ Station 4


Cannibal Corpse live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN

The infamous death metal superstars in Cannibal Corpse were gracious enough to bring the prestigious death metal package they’re headlining with The Faceless, Neuraxis, and Obscura to the Station 4 metal club in St. Paul, MN on Friday, April 17th. Throughout the night, the music in the air was of the most savage kind imaginable; brutal-fucking-death metal in layman’s terms. Predictably, my mind and body both took on a lot of abuse Friday night, and it has taken me a few days to come back to my senses enough to finally put this post together.

Obscura came highly recommended from several “internet” friends of mine, and I was pretty bummed when traffic kept me from missing the first half of their set Cannibal Corpse live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(sorry for the lack of photos because of this). Even as the openers, their technical death metal commanded the attention of the already fully packed venue and their skills especially shined on some of the heaviest tracks from their newest Cosmogenesis. French-Canadian hardcore/tech-death mainstays in Neuraxis   followed suit with an incredibly tight set, despite the fact that their bassist was still held back in Canada due to a visa dispute. The band were probably pretty excited to be opening for Corpse either way, and just turned the distortion a bit higher to compensate for the lack of low-end. Personally, I was most impressed with the opening set from the young technical death metal band The Faceless on Friday; having spent the last half of a year on the road opening for some of the best death metal bands in the world, the band seems to be operating on another plateau of confidence these days and it shows. Their set was perfect, and I’ve got nothing else to say besides that. Cannibal Corpse came out on stage to the kind of  maniacal, rabid  crowd that only the most extreme cult bands can be proud to call their own. This is a band is still referenced as one of the most overtly violent and sexual bands in history; they pioneered a style that a million death metal bands have tried to emulate, and their set that night was as vulgar, vicious, and violent as they could make possible. During their performance, Corpse proved their still on top of theirgame and had the crowd going crazy for songs from all eras, from Tomb of the Mutilated and Butchered at Birth on to the newest Evisceration Plague. It was an impressive performance that had the crowd and band band feeding off each other in a celebration of the sickest side of metal .

Despite being scared for my safety more than a few times, I was brave enough to stick my arm out and snap a few photos as well as videos of Cannibal Corpse’s “I Cum Blood” and “Hammer Smashed Face” and “Xenochrist” by the Faceless. The media portion of the recap continues below!

VIDEO: Cannibal Corpse, “I Cum Blood” (live at Station 4, 4/17/09)

Cannibal Corpse live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(Cannibal Corpse)

Cannibal Corpse live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(Cannibal Corpse)

Cannibal Corpse live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(Cannibal Corpse)

Cannibal Corpse live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(Cannibal Corpse)

Cannibal Corpse live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(Cannibal Corpse)

VIDEO: The Faceless, “Xenochrist” (live at Station 4, 4/17/09)

The Faceless live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(The Faceless)

The Faceless live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(The Faceless)

The Faceless live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(The Faceless)

The Faceless live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(The Faceless)

Neuraxis live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(Neuraxis)

Neuraxis live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(Neuraxis)

Neuraxis live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(Neuraxis)

Fans of Corpse, don’t stop reading now.. We’ve got a full live video of the cult classic “Hammer Smashed Face” waiting for you right after the jump!

VIDEO: Cannibal Corpse, “Hammer Smashed Face” (live at Station 4, 4/17/09)

Cannibal Corpse live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(Cannibal Corpse)

Cannibal Corpse live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(Cannibal Corpse)

Cannibal Corpse live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(Cannibal Corpse)

Cannibal Corpse live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(Cannibal Corpse)

Cannibal Corpse live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(Cannibal Corpse)

Cannibal Corpse live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(Cannibal Corpse)

Cannibal Corpse live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(Cannibal Corpse)

The Faceless live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(The Faceless)

The Faceless live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(The Faceless)

The Faceless live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(The Faceless)

The Faceless live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(The Faceless)

The Faceless live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(The Faceless)

The Faceless live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(The Faceless)

Neuraxis live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(Neuraxis)

Neuraxis live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(Neuraxis)

Neuraxis live at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN(Neuraxis)

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One Response to “Concert Recap & Video: Cannibal Corpse, The Faceless, Neuraxis, Obscura @ Station 4”

  1. Awesome! I seen them back in august in Rochester NY, and I am seeing them again in december.
    There really is no band that has the same feel as Corpse does live, they are so professional ans so powerfull!!

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