Metal Hammer (UK) - - Reviews | Albums. Lives. Merch. - CATHER­INE MOR­RIS


DEVON­SHIRE ARMS, LON­DON The minis­cule con­fines of the Devon­shire Arms are teem­ing with peo­ple on an ap­pro­pri­ately bit­ter evening for what seems like a big Swedish metal fam­ily re­union. First up is Upp­sala’s RE­VEAL [7], pur­vey­ors of re­lent­less heavy, ni­hilis­tic black thrash who lay waste to the tiny stage and err, them­selves (it’s dark in here, but front­man Ghost’s nose seems to be gush­ing blood be­fore they even start play­ing). MAGGOT HEART [9] unleash the sound of fe­male fury in a whirl­wind of DIY post-punk, in a sim­i­larly chilly, dis­so­nant vein as sticks­man Uno Brunius­son’s for­mer band In Soli­tude (who we’re still not over, damn it). Even if it weren’t for her cre­den­tials as for­mer gui­tarist of Grave Plea­sures and The oath, Lin­néa ols­son would still be im­pos­si­bly cool. one minute she’s snarling through a cover of 70s art-punks Pere Ubu’s Fi­nal So­lu­tion from be­hind her hair, the next, she’s lock­ing eyes with ev­ery girl on the front row while un­self­con­sciously spit­ting her fer­vent mono­logue as an in­tro to City Girls, be­fore end­ing with the fu­ri­ous Show Them Your Teeth.

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