Let’s face it, the work week is generally a five-stage-run of tedium. But this week, Doug and I were fortunate enough to have two concerts to keep the will to live fresh. Monday night we saw local band Villains (“Never abandon the slut train.”) open up for Chicago heavy metal killahs Superchrist. The show was unfortunately sparsely attended, which is a got-damned shame. Do yourself a favor and check out both of these bands.
Friday, Doug opted to stay home, but I went back to St. Vitus to see one of my favorite black metal bands: Inquisition. This is the third time I’ve seen them (although I didn’t see much of their set at RODIII), and these guys simply do not disappoint. I was in the front, just to the left of Dagon’s mic, and it made everything 100x more intense. Which kind of boggles my mind, because Inquisition shows are ALWAYS intense. They played a bunch of my favorite songs, including Desolate Funeral Chant.
Next Friday is another KILLER show: Autopsy, Funebrarum, Unearthly Trance and Undergang. Those who read my MDF report from last year will remember that Doug and I got to meet two of the guys from Funebrarum, and they are top-notch humans. I’m really looking forward to this show as sort-of the prelude to MDF X. It’s gonna crush.