It was a pleasant surprise for me when Morbid Angel was announced as the headliner for the Summer Slaughter tour this year. After the 2013 lineup I didn’t expect the tour to ever make a return to extreme metal, but then we were given the heaviest lineup to date.
There was already a decent crowd in the venue by 4 pm when I walked in. Fallujah had just started the first song of their twenty minute set and immediately I noticed how horrible the kick drums sounded. The triggers made it sound as if they had a drum machine rather than a person playing, and when double bass got going fast it would nearly drown out the guitars. Although difficult to hear at times, the guitar work was impressive, but ultimately not the style I enjoy. I suppose some fans would be disappointed that they were given such a short set time, but they made the best of it.
- Carved from Stone
- Cerebral Hybridization
- Assemblage of Wolves