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Rotten Sound, Black Breath, Bastard Feast, Night Nurse and El Cerdo

Recommended

Branx (map) Southeast
Sat., May 11, 9 p.m. 2013 All Ages

$10

The Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal effect pedal aside, Rotten Sound and Black Breath share a crucial component that sets them apart from their peers: They both know how to groove. Granted, many a metal band has taken the groove too far, as evidenced by Max Cavalera's entire post-Chaos A.D. career. Groove can be dangerous. But even as Seattle's Black Breath migrated away from the Swedish-metal chug of Heavy Breathing into the thrash tactics of Sentenced to Life, they retained an infectious rhythmic foundation. Rotten Sound's formula hasn't changed over the course of their last several releases, but why fix it if it ain't broken? The Finnish grind band is one of the few bands of the genre to employ any sort of percussive dynamic; their ability to bury a sharp groove in their machine-gun tempos should serve as a template for all blast-beat enthusiasts. BRIAN COOK

Branx

320 SE 2nd, Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Open Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. Check calendar for times
http://www.rotture.com

Venue Hours
  • Open Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. Check calendar for times
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., May 11, 9 p.m. 2013
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