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Incantation/Fully Consumed/Sodomized/Forged In Gore/Cardiac Arrest/Limbsplitter/Thou Shalt Not/Fetus Omelet/Coathanger Abortion

When: Fri., May 16, 7 p.m. 2014

The world of death/black metal as we know it owes a debt to Incantation. Throughout its 25-year career, the west Pennsylvanian group undoubtedly helped define the genre in the United States. The band took established elements of death metal and expanded upon them, hitting you with riff after deadly riff and smashing it home with heavy blast-beats. Despite a revolving door of band members, Incantation hasn’t changed its formula much over the years. The occult-inspired guttural vocals, evil guitar playing and chest-crushing drumming are still present on their latest album Vanquish and Vengance. One notable track, the epic “Legion of Dis,” is an intense dirge that juxtaposes dark smashing riffs with beautiful harmonized feedback. Bassist Chuck Sherwood has aply described the band’s mission: “Let this vortex we offer permeate and enlighten or shun and obliterate.” (Gonzalez)

Price: $15

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