Containing no thrash whatsoever was the
nevertheless fantastic Thrash and Burn tour.
Openers were modern death metallers Revocation. Unfortunately the night
didnít get off to a good start with a bland set from a band that sounded
like a million others. Things didnít step up much for Beneath The
Massacre who did the tried and tested formula of mixing modern hardcore
with death metal.
Things picked up a gear when technical wizards Origin took to the stage.
Origin proved why they are one of the leaders of the technical death
metal scene with a set that was incredibly tight and entertaining. New
vocalist Mica Meneke proved himself a worthy replacement, growling
furiously and encouraging the pandemonium caused by the audience.
Headliners Dying Fetus, despite having a ridiculous name, put on a
spellbinding show. Determined not to be out done by Origin, Dying Fetus
gave everything they had with a great balance of crushing groove and
technical passages. The band played a varied set, seeing old classics
rubbing shoulders with new favourites. The crowd lapped up each stomping
riff and made the band know they were wanted with a deafening roar
greeting each song. One of the best death metal bands in the current
Beneath The Massacre-2/5