Tombs, Buried Inside - Labelmates on tour
After already witnessing a splendid show in WATT, I thought it would be nice to see Buried Inside and Tombs once again on their European tour together. This night they had changed slots, so Buried Inside started the show. It was my first time at the Merleyn, but it appeared to be the perfect venue for a show like this. Small, but cosy and intimate. Let’s review.
The Canadians of Buried Inside play a ferocious kind of hardcore/postcore that is crammed full with drum rolls, especially on the snare drum. Through this they maintain a certain level of intensity that just keeps smacking you in the face over and over again. From where I was standing the sound was not that great since one of the guitarists was way louder than the other. This caused for a bit of an unbalanced sound, but it didn’t really screw up the show too much. Again a nice performance, but for me they still are no match for their touring buddies.
Tombs already made my jaw drop to the floor the day before, and they basically did the same this show. Luckily they played more songs this evening than the night before, so we were also treated to the track ‘Gossamer’ for which they also have a video. The sound wasn’t as powerful and overwhelming as the night before, yet still very much enjoyable. I just love their combination of epic modern Wolves In The Throne Room black metal and old school industrial Godflesh, with hints of hardcore and stoner lingering through the mix. Just like their record, their performances suck you in and take you into a dark trip. Tombs are an excellent band that I hope to see many times to come, and perhaps at renowned fests like the Roadburn festival for instance. Tonight unfortunately I couldn’t watch the show until the end because I had to catch my train home, but I’ll take a rain check for next time!