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Havok, World of Lies, Kong at the Gates, Chronological Injustice and Warkrank

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Branx (map) Southeast
Sat., Aug. 31, 7 p.m. 2013 All Ages

$8

With 2011's Time Is Up, Havok set themselves apart from the faceless mass of throwback thrash metal bands that have popped up in the last several years. But they didn't do so by messing much with the template—they didn't set out to play the fastest or shred the hardest. Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer became thrash's Big Four because they also knew how to fashion a hook, and Havok has those in spades. There are still plenty of sick riffs and killer leads, but the brand-new Unnatural Selection succeeds because of the songwriting chops, maintaining a classic sound without sounding like a total retread. MATTHEW W. SULLIVAN

Branx

320 SE 2nd, Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Open Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. Check calendar for times
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Venue Hours
  • Open Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. Check calendar for times
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., Aug. 31, 7 p.m. 2013