Demented Dimensions [Live Review – The Star, Guildford – 18/6/13]

When Guildford promoters Genrebomb put on a show, you know it’s going to be 1) professionally run, 2) crammed with talented bands, and 3) a great experience. Needless to say, this show was no exception.

Band 1: Some Of Us Never Die. Unfortunately I missed this set, but I’m told it was awesome. And having checked out their Bandcamp page, I’m pretty gutted that I missed them.

Band 2: Northpaw. Top marks go to their vocalist for his epic screams. Guy’s got talent. Great set, if a little tough to differentiate them from other rock bands in a live environment. Hopefully this will change as their vision evolves. Bandcamp here.

Band 3: Eschar. I love these guys. Seriously. Top-drawer, prime cuts of classy and tight instrumental tech-metal. Drummer overcame a rapidly disintegrating kit to pull off some crazy moments. Listen to them here.

Band 4.

As for the headliners ,Demented Dimension’s set definitely happened. After spending an extended period of time watching a guitarist and drummer wearing nothing but nappies and disturbing horror masks punching out song after song to a super-intense electronic backing track, meeting a fight between two punters with disapprovingly wagging fingers, and taking breaks only to run rampant among the crowd and dance homoerotically to one particularly twisted tune, it’s difficult to sum up that experience in any other way. Whether circus freak show dubstep-metal insanity sounds like your thing or not, it’s worth checking out Demented Dimensions live just to say that you were there – and that yes, it definitely happened.

Demented Dimensions’ Bandcamp page is here.

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Posted on 20 June 2013

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