On Friday night, the inside of Vacation Vinyl was roaring and steaming, as five brutal creatures were making their repeated assaults inside the store.
Creatures, that’s their name! And with a furious sound carried by the long raucous howls of the singer spitting out some undecipherable lyrics, the five of them were looking like a bestial herd treading the ground before charging the crowd.
I knew it would be ferocious when I saw the athletic drummer getting undressed and showing his naked torso before getting ready to play, and when they plugged in their guitars and started to play some distortion, I was happy to have my earplugs on.
The singer, facing the audience most of the time, had these kinds of triumphant alpha-male gestures, closing his eyes and looking super concentrated on the music, whereas all this doom business was producing violent synchronized head banging in the crowd. Overall, their violent dense sound was as dark as metal and as aggressive as hardcore, and they could have been as violent as Slayer or any other trash metal band (one of the members of the band was wearing a Sepultura t-shirt), but there were also blending punk hardcore elements into their merciless and destructive sound.
Creatures were playing to promote their latest release, the well-named ‘Vesuvius’, since the sonic eruption was certainly matching the force of a volcano,… there was something earthly in their sound, a raw and destructive power coming from the deepest guts of the earth, incarnated by five barbarians decided to conquer and crush everything on their way.
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