OK so I only follow these guys because I’m related – I’m very happy to be related to such a bunch of mad c*nts. The music is fast, loud and inscrutable. The only lyric I could make out all night was “Who! Stole! My! Cigarettes!” but that just made my evening. I hope they go on to great things. Their web presence seems to be here.
A Mad Genius you might say.
I’m not really a metal fan, but his songwriting and musicianship are so good you can’t not be impressed.
So much energy.
So profane, so funny.
Pity the PA lacked definition. Perhaps I’m spoiled by listening to all his studio stuff, and I don’t expect a live show to sound like the CD, but I would’ve liked to be able to make out some of the incredible detail he gets in the songs.
But I’m not complaining. After a while I stopped worrying about it and just fist-pumped and devil-horned in the air with everyone else.
Didn’t head bang though, I’m old and it hurts.
If you haven’t heard his stuff, go and buy Addicted or Ki. The former because it’s a great album of brilliantly written and executed pop tunes, the latter because it’s a terrific prog-rock-metal listening album that’ll take you on a journey from start to end. All with stunning musicianship, produced by an obvious perfectionist and expert at his craft.
Footnote: Meshugga came on after DT and I watched a few songs but then retired outside. Never having heard them before I decided I’d gotten the gist – I appreciate their technicality but I have to admit, I prefer melodies to growling…
Limited guitar technique.
Better at guitar than piano – but knows it (“Oh Steinway, I’m not worthy”)
Shy and sweetly self-deprecating.
I can’t make out most of the lyrics.
I could listen to that voice all night.