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Mona Mur and En Esch play intense show of industrial power

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Mona Mur and industrial music legends KMFDM/ Slick Idiot veterans En Esch and En Esch and Günter Schulz. Photo by Richard Amery    guitarist Günter Schulz, who while only a couple years younger than Lee Aaron, provided a fascinating contrast at the Slice, Sept. 22,  to  the Metal Queen’s almost quaint sounding ’80s pop metal at Average Joes, comparatively speaking.

Because while Lee Aaron had a lot more accessible sound, Mona Mur and En Esch played a much more modern and menacing sounding set of apocalyptic jazz tinged, soul shaking industrial rock.

 They had about 60 people bouncing and headbanging in front of the stage. Every hyperactive, super fast and eardrum shattering guitar riff sounded like a machine gun round to the soul.

Mona  Mur sings beautifully. Photo by Richard AmeryThe jackbooted, shorn headed,  rail thin and be-shorted En Esch paced around the stage, tapped at a laptop set next to the drum kit and glared at the manic crowd with the fire of Satan coming from his eyes.

As a counterpoint to En Esch’s growling sneer, Mona Mur, looking like one of the gothic punks out of the movie Blade Runner sang beautifully, ghostly , jazzy / cabaret tinged vocals backed by the bonecrushing beat supplied by one of the Promenium Jesters on drums and Günter’s machine gun guitar.

 It was pretty amazing and intense.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 September 2011 14:35 )  
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