As Chicagoians continue to adapt to the frickin’ hot weather we are starting to get here, the 18 Nights of Blood did nothing to cool us down! The bands brought a fiery breeze of metal through Reggie’s Rock Club on a hot Wednesday night. Check out our review of this tour featuring Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus and Revocation after the break.
Another night, another show in the summer concert season. Two genre defining death metal bands and an opener that showed what the future sound of metal.
Kicking off this Wednesday night show was new shredders on the block, Revocation. Melding technical wizardy with memorable songwriting, these youngsters have the “it” factor sprinkled all over them. Vocalist/Lead Guitarist Dave Davidson is on cloud 9 when connected to his axe. When in motion performing his leads, he FEELS his solos the same way master shredder Steve Vai would. Let’s not forget the tight performances from the rest of the band that were absolutely godlike. The amount of jaws dropped from the top notch musicianship looked like the ones you’d see on an episode of the Looney Tunes, no joke! Keep those eyes and ears open folks, this is THE sound of the future of heavy music!
Maryland’s Dying Fetus was ready to spice things up harder than a glass of wild turkey. Their bottom heavy sound got the grooves going, and the ground shaking. This 3 piece trio of a band is tighter than most bands that have 4, 5, or even 6 members. Fans lost their minds immediately when they heard the riffs to opener “Praise The Lord” from 2000’s Destroy The Opposition. The insanity going on during the set made the movie Braveheart look like a children’s flick. Guitarist John Gallagher and Bassist Sean Beasley’s vocal trade off is so perfectly executed that it would make all imitators jealous. Take notes youngins cause class is in session whenever these vets of death metal hit the stage whether it’s for 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Next week on the 19th Dying Fetus will release their 7th full length titled “Reign Supreme”. Make a mental note to check that out!
Six Feet Under. No one would have thought 2 years ago this band would have relevance in this day and age, let alone still be going. After a few line-up changes and a new leasing on life, this is a band revitalized and re-motivated to prove to themselves and their fans that they can still keep the axes grinding. For those who do not know, vocalist Chris Barnes started this band originally as a side project while in his previous band, Cannibal Corpse whom he eventually departed from. Needless to say, Chris seems happy where he is now with no need to look back. With the new line up intact, their older songs sounded tighter and heavier than ever. New songs from just released album “Undead” add more horsepower to this unit than a Bugatti can at 90 MPH. SFU had even performed 2 Cannibal classics “Hammer Smashed Face” and “Stripped, Raped, and Strangled” much to the delight of all those in attendance. Barnes and Co should be proud of themselves. They did the unthinkable and came back stronger than ever at a point where many questioned what their worth was to death metal. Let’s hope this maintains for the Floridian quintet cause their potential is at an all time high!
The 18 Nights of Blood Tour is the perfect package for you to go to if you like your ticket and merch prices cheap, the musicianship A+, and a good time that doesn’t cost a thing.. Now what is not to like here?!
Information about the review…
Tour: 18 Nights of Blood Tour featuring Six Feet Under
Bands: Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, and Revocation
Reviewer: Nicholas Wier
Date: June 13, 2012
Venue: Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago, IL
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