Carcass Crush New York City With The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts + Noisem
This year’s Decibel Magazine Tour was a dream for extreme metal fans, as legendary UK metallers Carcass headlined the bill. Support included the mayhem that is the Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts and Noisem.
Carcass began their set with 'Buried Dreams' off of their 1993 album 'Heartwork.' They continued on with older notable tracks like ‘Genital Grinder’ from their 1988 debut disc, as well as 'Reek of Putrefaction' off of 1989's 'Symphonies of Sickness.'
The band went on to play songs from their 1991 disc 'Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious' as ‘Corporal Jigsore Quandary’ led into 'The Sanguine Article.' Their forceful set was a perfect representation of their longevity and history as a band as they played tracks spanning their discography.
Carcass also showcased their latest album ‘Surgical Steel’ with songs like ‘Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System,’ 'Noncompliance to ASTM F 899-12 Standard,' 'The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills,’ 'Unfit for Human Consumption' and ‘Captive Bolt Pistol.’ Fans showed their enthusiasm for the new songs, as well, since it’s the band’s first disc in well over a decade.
Frontman Jeff Walker sarcastic attitude throughout the whole night kept fans laughing as he continuously shared wisecracks with the crowd, including jokes about seeing President Obama and British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the show. Don’t let the his humor fool you, Walker and the rest of Carcass ripped into each and every song and pits were in full swing for the hour and a half set.
Bringing the night full circle, Carcass ended where they began as they performed the title track of their 1993 album 'Heartwork.'
The Black Dahlia Murder pulled out all the stops as they took the stage before Carcass. Frontman Trevor Strnad has unwavering enthusiasm onstage and the band as a whole performed relentlessly. Crowdsurfers overtook security guards as the band played new tracks ‘In Hell Is Where She Waits for Me,’ ‘Phantom Limb Masturbation’ and ‘Their Beloved Absentee’ off of their latest disc ‘Everblack.’
With a incredibly loyal following of their own, Gorguts were the second band to perform on the night and provided a brutal set consisting of four crushing tracks that spanned over a half hour or so, not quite long enough for a band of their talent and stature. The young Maryland band Noisem kicked off the night as they opened with a very energetic performance.
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