This is a past event.

Occultist w/Iron Reagan, Slammers & Switchblade 

When: Sat., April 5, 8 p.m. 2014
Price: $10
It might seem hard to imagine now, but at one time metal and punk represented very separate camps. Musically speaking, of course, the two styles lent themselves to integration and began combining from the very start. And thank God, because today a group like Occultist can embrace a smorgasbord of forms that in the past were defined by rigid sectarian divisions. Occultist draws freely from crust punk, black metal, grindcore, thrash, crossover thrashcore, doom — all subgenres that owe their existence to hybridization to begin with. Crust punk’s political edge may have once stood at odds with Occultist’s satanic fixations, but the Richmond, Va., quintet capitalizes on the sincerity of the former without losing the theatricality of the latter. In fact, Occultist plays with such passionate fervor that it stands out — even three decades after likeminded bands paved the way.
— Saby Reyes-Kulkarni


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

Roll over stars and click to rate.




All contents © 1995-2015 City Press LLC, 210 12th Ave. S., Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of City Press LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Powered by Foundation