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

Posted in Concert Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on Monday, April 20, 2009 by Ryan Buege

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! Continue reading

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Audio: New songs from Mastodon, Cannibal Corpse, and Kylesa posted online

Posted in Audio with tags , , , , , on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 by Ryan Buege

More new metal is making its way online today; here’s the rundown:

Mastodon, “Divination”
(STREAM – skip to 21:30 mark to hear song)
from forthcoming album Crack the Skye, available tentatively on March 24, 2009

It’s already been nearly 3 years since their brilliant third album Blood Mountain launched them into the spotlight, and now they are back with their epic, carefully crafted Rasputin influenced, (elemental) ethereal based followup. There’s really no telling what direction these guys will go in, but my instincts are telling me it well take them into progressive and uncharted territories that will elevate their profile as “forward-thinking metalheads” even more!


Cannibal Corpse, Evisceration Plague
(STREAM ENTIRE ALBUM)
Evisceration Plague will hit stores on February 3, 2009

Brutal death metal kings Cannibal Corpse are set to soon release the album that promises to be even heavier than 2006’s Kill. These veterans have set the goal of making each of their albums heavier than the last, and although that’s getting tougher and tougher each time, an authentic Florida session with Erik Rhutan has helped these veternans achieve it.  This is one of the most anticipated death metal albums of the year, and for now you can hear it all for free…


Kylesa, “Said and Done”
(STREAM)
from forthcoming album Static Tensions, available on March 17, 2009

Kylesa sounds like they’ve really grown into their own skin on this album. Their gritty, grooving doom sounds more precise and psychedelic this time around, and there’s a nice polish over the tracks that adds a fullness to the sound that I haven’t heard from them before. If the rest of the album sounds like “Said and Done” this will be an sure album of the year qualifier and a career peak for the band. They’ll be here to play this live in early April with Haunted, Nachtmystium, and Intronaut.