TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED
Underworld, Camden 23.04.09
In your face thrash metal, mixing comedy, with lyrics that are guaranteed to offend at least one person in the crowd. Great stuff, great stage presence.They know how to entertain and make use of the stage well and their inbetween song banter was funny and suitably offensive.
Essentially what you get is Lawnmower Deth meets Napalm Death with some of the less savoury elements of Anal Cunt.Songs like "Bob Hoskins goin' mental in a bin" and the legendary "Titwank" are crowd pleasers but the bad taste award tonight goes to my favourite song of the night "Gay pride sunshine" which had me in hysterics.
They race to the stage, full of energy, matched by the audience as they launched into non stop moshing and stage diving. one stage diver knocks the singers guitar out of his hands and manages to break a string.
Despite this being headlined by Evile, there were many many mutant tshirts being worn.Anyone waiting to hear some of the new cd "Laserdrome" played live were in for a treat and it sounded amazing.
They ended with "Psycho Surgery" which is received with a mighty roar, the singer/guitarist Tom Luchtenstein said "the underworld was built with a pillar for one reason, to have a circle pit round!" the place then exploded with bodies flying everywhere.Great set, great fun! from a band who are rapidly climing the thrash ladder.
TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED
As Warpath couldnt make it, in fact it seems they have cancelled the rest of the tour, current press faves "TTB" have stepped in to finish the tour.However as they are a Detah metal act they seem an odd choice.They were very well received, though not my type of music personally, they played well and are clearly talented.
The moment everyone has been waiting for, the lights dim, and the opening guitar bit from "We Who Are About To Die" plays, they explode into the song, more moshing, more stage diving, people limping around and this is only the first song!
They carry on playing through a faultless set, almost bumping into the hoard of headbangers that have taken over the stage on more than one occasion.
Singer/guitarist Matt Drake announces to the crowd that they didnt expect such a turn out, and is one of the most packed gigs they've played, it was very cramped in the floor area of the venue!
He also announced that the new album is due out soon, and they play 2 new songs "Demolition" which was awesome and had lots of 'headbangy' moments.
The second new song played later on was untitled but was impromptuly named "Jack Bauer's Power Crotch" was good but not as good as demolition.
The classic "Enter the grave" was played towards the end, sending the hordes mental.
When they finished their set, people were limping out the venue, and i swear every single person had a smile on their face, even the mosh damaged ones!