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Shit Talkers and Perception of Pain and Drearius bring metal to Onion

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A poorly advertised and last minute relocated show lead to a trio of choked touring bands  playing for a small but enthusiastic audience at the Onion, Monday, Aug. 28.The Shit Talkers at the Onion. Photo by Richard Amery

I caught the end of local metal act  Drearius who played an upbeat and menacing set of death metal tinged metal full of growling vocals and some big guitar riffs.

I never like to miss a show from Calgary/Creston metal duo Perception of Pain, who popped as a stripped down duo as they lost a bassist since the last time they played Lethbridge. Drummer Colleen Spence was a blur behind her kit, grinning as she bashed wildly away at the skins  and brutalizing her cowbell as guitarist / vocalist Tanessa van Meisel howled tortured vocals that alternately wailed and growled.

 She played beefy metal riffs with punk urgency through a brief and energetic set of originals which left bodies sweaty and ears ringing.

I never like to miss a show by East Van Vancouver Riot Grrrl / punk band the Shit Talkers, who are taking Perception of Pain on tour to Winnipeg and back.

Perception of Pain drummer Colleen Spence. Photo by Richard Amery They are always a lot of fun  when they play Lethbridge , so I hope they come back.

 They had a lot of new songs to share with the  audience, including “Shut Up” and “Eight Dicks” plus a few off their two EPs including  “East Van,” “Fukin Guys” and “ Canadian Peasant,” which ended the set just after midnight.

 Guitarist  Liz Mantle sang most of the vocals though her band mates, bassist Michelle Duff, guitarist Brooke Fujiama and drummer Nadja Feutlinske also sang lead on a couple of songs and added gang vocals to the other songs.
 They played a tight and furious set of up tempo punk and ’90s Riot Grrrl rock.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 September 2017 16:13 )  
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