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Whole lot of metal for Dethfest 2017

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The Smokehouse  shook  all night long, Friday, Oct. 13 with the howls, growls and detuned menace of all manner of death metal, power metal  and punk influenced metal bands playing Dethfest.

Mark Russell of Citizen Rage at Dethfest 2017 at the Smokehouse. Photo by Richard Amery
 I only caught a couple of acts as I dodged a mosh pit happening in front of the stage during Calgary death metal band Stab.Twist.Pull’s ferocious set full of sludgy guitar, growling /howling vocals and the bassist doing some pretty cool fretboard tapping to begin their show while their frontman leaped, howling into the midst of the frothing crowd.

Stab.Twist.Pull at the Smokehouse, playing Dethfest, Oct. 13. Photo by Richard Amery
The band I really wanted to see was Calgary’s Citizen Rage who are a pretty wild contrast as they played really anger fuelled more hardcore punk than metal music while surprisingly positive frontman Mark Russell frequently exhorted the crowd to get along with each other and come together as a community.

 They played a variety of snarling crowd favourites and  songs from their new “Pink” Ep including “Not this Time” and  the highlight “Breakdown.” As always, they played an intense sweaty, angry yet fun filled set.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 October 2017 07:41 )  
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