It was no surprise that this show almost sold out the House of Blues. These bands, though local and always touring across the world, can draw large crowds from far and wide no matter how often they play. Together, they are unstoppable.
This was my first time seeing Electric Age. They are certainly a local band; they've got a sludgy, slow southern sound that is indicative of time spent out in the country and swamps of our fair southern state.
Always reliable for whipping the crowd into the most harried of frenzies, Goatwhore returns home to delight us all. It doesn’t matter what size of the room this band performs in or how many people show up, they always make sure to put on a stunning show for each person there and make lifelong fans of them. Many of this set’s songs came from their last album Constricting Rage of the Merciless including “Schadenfreude,” “FBS,” and “Poisonous Existence in Reawakening,” and “Baring Teeth for the Revolt.” They ended their enthusiastic set with what has become their signature song, “Apocalyptic Havoc.” Sure the song is energetic, but, really, it’s the lyric, “Who needs a God when you’ve got Satan,” that people love singing along to.
Some time ago, heavyweight metaller champion Kirk Windstein told me that he plans on taking this band more seriously than ever, even quitting other very lucrative bands to focus more heavily on Crowbar. He didn’t lie. The band is better known than ever and Kirk is making music and thrilling the masses like the grandfather of the NOLA metal sound that he is. Of many popular songs, it really seems as though “The Lasting Dose” is the favorite. It’s easy to groove with. Much like its name, it’s intoxicating, filling you up with a dreamy, heavy feeling that can be either euphoric or terrifying depending on what’s in your head and heart.