Tuesday, June 21, 2022 – Stage Live Room – Bilbao
At this time of year, in addition to the saturation of concerts, we must add that people are more interested in attending festivals and open-air concerts than in concert halls. At least it is something that can partly explain why there are so many live dating suspensions and that some, like the one with DYING FETUS in Bilbao, it should move from the Santana 27 room to one of smaller dimensions. Because the visit of those from Maryland should be enough claim for all those who are passionate about the greatest imaginable viscerality in music. They are one of the most absolutely brutal combos, in all aspects, that you can throw at yourself. I say this even with the impact of his performance resonating in my aching body.
I didn’t get to see any of the performance. INGESTION for a labor matter that embittered my existence this Tuesday. And well that hurt me, since the British were more than an opening band with the intention of realizing to know. His career since 2006 is sufficient guarantee, together with the quality of his work and the interest in new songs such as “Rebirth”, which I know has not been abandoned, and which anticipates a new work. It hurt my soul not to be able to see a single song and I’m sorry I can’t personally attest to what happened during its download.
We arrived at a half entrance just a few moments before the scheduled time for DYING FETUS were preparing to demolish Bilbao. Enough good atmosphere for the room to catch the heat necessary for us to forget that there was still a week ahead. But since this fabulous trio appeared on the scene there would only be pogos and circular wells to the impossible rhythm of songs that border on the superhuman.
Apart from the sound brutality that the group gives off, the technical level of three outstanding musicians is equally or more brutal. You have to see it to believe what they are capable of stringing together as touched by some kind of supernatural entity, with that vocal conjunction that makes the guttural a virtue from which to extract enormous nuances.
There would be no mercy from Jhon Gallagher, Sean Beasley and Trey Williams on guitar, bass and drums, respectively, testing our eardrums since “Schematics” would have the hostilities. As in a wrestling match in which hosts fly left and right, in a chaos executed with mastery by authentic colossi capable of exploiting the limits of the extreme.
The band would relentlessly provide a complete review of their entire discography, already starting with a song from their 2003 work “Stop At Nothing”, followed by “Subjecting To A Beating” and “In The Trenches”, both from “Reign Supreme” .
Little by little the staff would wallow in a less timid way in that pogo that would end up being like an increasingly muddy well in which to wallow like a happy piglet based on songs like “One Shot, One Kill”, “From Womb To Waste” or “Atrocius By Nature” was wetting the ground more by frolicking.
Happiness would increase when the classic “Skull Fucked”, from their debut “Purification Through Violence” would mark a turning point. There they would happen circular wells covering more and more space while songs like “Epidemic Of Hate”, “Grotesque Impaled” or “Homcidal Retribution” were linked. Cervical on test.
“Your Treachery Will Die With You” would not let there be a moment of relaxation, although the band allowed themselves to present the homonymous theme of their most recent complete studio opus with the homonymous “Wrong One To Fuck With”, before the classic “Kill Your Mother/Rape Your Dog”, last push to finish pulverizing the last brick that could be placed in its place.
A real steamroller. It seems unbelievable what the three guys who today are satisfied DYING FETUS they are capable of doing, visceral to take their level of violence and technique to the extreme. A basic but imposing formation. As if a herd of bison had run over us.
Text and photos: antonio refyo (www.lamiradanegra.es)
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