Live Review: Carnation // Body Harvest // Sisters of Suffocation and support @ The Angel Microbrewery 1.11.19

On Friday I returned to a place I realized I hadn’t been to in quite a long time, in fact, the last time I was there it resulted in me going in an ambulance and later having my skull x rayed. Fortunately, nothing like that happened this time although I did witness some brain-melting Death Metal courtesy of the 5 bands on the bill which was put together by both Sublime Terror & Torturous Promotions.

Up first were Pemphigoid, a band who’s gig I had missed the week before because of some terrible public transport so to get the chance to not only catch up with the members but to see them live and also be treated to a new track made up for the fact I was pretty pissed off the week before. A new album and merch is on the way soon which means 2020 there is even more Flesh Rotting Death Metal coming our way in the words of drummer Richard they were ‘VERY GOOD’

Next were Blood Oath who very kindly made sure I got to and from this gig. The lads have a new album out (Infernum Rex Diabolus) which they had an upcoming release party for the next day which I was also going to, and as they were planning to play the new album in full at the launch they played mostly material from the first release which was awesome for me as I got to see them play two different sets. Full Disclosure time – I am actually writing this after the album launch and can confirm that the band gave just as much the night before as they did to the launch

The Sisters of Suffocation were the only band I didn’t know beforehand so my 4-month-old son and I decided to do some homework. Really enjoyed the album Humans Are Broken and they are even better live – if they ever come back and play the UK I would love to see them again.

Body Harvest were quite frankly even more brutal and punishing live than they are on a studio recording which for anybody who has ever listened to Parasitic Slavery would find very difficult indeed. I did, in fact, give the album a listen the next morning to blow the cobwebs away from the night before it certainly did the job and on another note, it’s an amazing album for the Gym.

Lastly was Carnation – A band I know well, Musically anyway… Chapel of Abhorrence was actually the first album review I did on this very blog. I am very lucky to have one of the limited red LP’s which has now been signed by all members of the band.

Before the show started tonight I had the opportunity to interview the band for the next edition of my show The Boneyard as I received accreditation from the record label Season of Mist beforehand. The bands UK leg of the Autumn of the Dead tour has been very busy with no time off but you wouldn’t know as I found the band very positive, Passionate & engaging

Their performance was blood-soaked and furious. it’s obvious they have a strong following from the audience reaction and even the people who had never heard them were visibly impressed too. This was the first time I had the opportunity to catch them live and they didn’t disappoint.

Thanks to the King of Pigs Jamie for letting me pillage some of his pictures from the night.

Overall a very enjoyable evening catching up with old and new friends all there for the same reason some really awesome music and maybe Jam Donut pale ale…

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