Monday, July 23, 2012

Goatwhore, Impiety, Ruins & Mongrels Cross @ Beetle Bar, Brisbane – July 5, 2012

Heading out to Goatwhore last night I was full of anticipation. The last time I saw these guys they were supporting Job For a Cowboy and Behemoth with The Amenta at the Hi-Fi bar, and I head in expecting the same kind of brutality that they offered Brisbane back then. This time round they were headlining The Beetle Bar – A much more intimate venue than Hi-Fi, with local support acts Mongrels Cross, Ruins (Tasmania) and Impiety (Singapore).
The advantage of the smaller venue for me is that you are right up in the action with your shins banging against the stage and horns raised high. It’s a very different feel to the larger venues where you get cattled in against a fence, and I appreciate venues that still allow you to get close and personal with the band you have come to support. Being able to see the whites in their eyes and occasionally get the flying spit and sweat from the band working hard under the heat of the stage lights really can make a show that much more exciting and memorable, which is exactly what this show was...

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