The Locust - Total Chaos
I love going out to concerts of bands which I expect to be great but of which I own no records. The description for The Locust was grind/mathcore, very appealing to me indeed. But I wish I had brought earplugs with me!
There was supposed to be another band playing, I believe it would be 400 Blows, but they had cancelled. So it was up to Years Future to get the audience in the mood for some interesting music. Their music is pretty difficult to describe, but I’d say something like Rage Against The Machine gone Dysrhythmia. Like anybody knows what I mean by that…There was supposed to be another band playing, I believe it would be , but they had cancelled. So it was up to to get the audience in the mood for some interesting music. Their music is pretty difficult to describe, but I’d say something like gone . Like anybody knows what I mean by that…
There were many irritating things in their performance, for instance the guitarist had a way too funky sound in the clean parts (but some nice effect though), the vocalist just sounded plain uninteresting, the drummer was hitting the kit way too soft and he dropped his sticks like ten times. A shame, because he had some cool rhythms in his work The bassist was the only one that didn’t annoy me in any way. Well, let’s just say that I was glad when it was over.
Seldom have I seen a stage filled in the way The Locust did. The drumkit was front and centred, the left side was owned by a screaming bassist and a singing guitarist and the right side was claimed by a effect guy who also screamed. Pretty weird, especially when you consider them all where grasshopper costumes.
As soon as they started I was overwhelmed by the enormous volume they played with. Loud noises! It was immediately clear why the drummer was in front, because he was smashing and bashing the hell out of that kit in rhythms to ridiculous for words. Quite jawdropping. The effects played a major part in the show, there were long parts in their tracks that consisted out of effects alone, sometimes so ghastly irritating in my ears I actually liked it. I don’t know, I have a thing for music that is deliberately fucked up and this is one of the best examples for that. If I’m honest I‘ve only seen one act that is even more deadlier to your auditory organs than The Locust, namely Mike Patton’s Fantômas, on who’s label Ipecac they’ve released their last album.
Their performance didn’t last much longer than thirty minutes, which was more than enough to get my ears ringing for the rest of the night. And in those thirty minutes I could only come up with two words for their music, FUCKED UP!!! I mean it sounds so fucked up I seriously doubt that I’ll be able to appreciate it listening to it on CD. So I bought a shirt. I was very glad I went even though I didn’t have a clue of what this night would be like.