But yeah, we finished recording 25 of them, so we were pretty prolific this time around. It was a great experience and has been one thing that has brought a lot of attention to Bloodsoaked. Doomwatch was a band from up north that was amazing.
One of the most entertaining bands at DM3 Fest 6 on Saturday is a death metal band called The Bearded Bastards. This brutal Midwestern band describes their sound as a bar brawl between old people and midgets upset that they lost their unemployment.
First and foremost, pay utmost attention to your overall mental and physical condition. If you’re feeling tired or sick, you won’t achieve much. Go to gym, pull some weighs, do some cycling etc. – all in all, get your blood flow to the place you generally think with. Walk your dog, meet your date (if you have one, ya lame!), read a book, listen to soothing music. Well, you know what the word “relax” means, right? You hedonist! Don’t overstrain yourself with relaxation though, and mind the time.
Now the fun part! Crank that song and put it on repeat. Get yourself in the feeling place of the song and groove with it. While you’re dancing around you are to think about this dream person. Imagine what it would be like to be dancing with them, flirting, smiling, winking and basically having a fun, carefree and playful time.
Moonspell music has a very strong emotional aesthetic. Do you ever have difficulty capturing that same essence in the live setting, or is it actually more powerful that way?
Cannibal Corpse finished the day with a high energy set of hardcore death metal. The band has been around for two decades and remain extremely popular. The highlight of their set was a rendition of “I Cum Blood”. Unfortunately, had to miss the last couple of songs in order to get over to the main stage.
The show started with Dressed in White, a local Sacramento band made up of members of The Earth Shall Mourn and Illuminate. Their songs were a mix of brutal and melodic metal riffs with hardcore breakdowns. The entire band was on the same page and never missed a beat. They were the perfect local opener for the show. I will be looking forward to seeing them this Friday August 25th at Studio 21 in Rocklin.
Job For A Cowboy were up on the Hot Topic stage but I missed their set. I can say that they were one of the loudest bands of the day as they could clearly be heard at the main stage.
The Of Gods and Destroyers demo is deathcore done right. If you’re at an Of Gods and Destroyers show (and you should be,) do yourself a favor and see if you can pick up a copy. And if you are in a deathcore band currently, get this demo and start taking notes.