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Obsidian, Model 101 - Major Mayhem Masturbating Metal Madness!
Together with Metalrager Sledgehammer Messiah (tough name, small guy) I went to see Obsidian and Model 101 in the biggest venue Holland has to offer, The Little Devil in Tilburg.

Model 101 features 2 other Metalrage editors (Lukie & DemonDust) so it almost felt like a small reunion. I was actually thinking about bringing my acoustic guitar and starting a campfire, and sing songs dedicated to our holy Metalrage founder Buzzin Hornet, who is going to to get a nasty disease soon but he doesnt know that yet. On to the show!

For me it was my Model 101 defloration, and I was wondering how these guys and girl would held up to DemonDust's "god dammmn dude we're awesome" talk. The band plays a mix of groove-heavy metal with enough rhytmic tricks to keep you on your toes regarding the clever riffs. Vocalist Remco did a good job with all the people present (the Little Devil was bursting out of it's own walls, I tell you!), giving an energetic performance. I hope for the girls (or some boys?) that he is like that in bed as well! Drummer 'I can't hear the samples' Richie will probably be in a drummagazine soon with his tight and creative playing, unless he can't hear his samples.

One of the big suprises was the track 'Liquid Wall' which started with a frenetic breakcore intro, slowly transforming into a nice wall of metal . DemonDust and his beard played the bass and he constantly looked like a clown, in a positive way. The guitar department of Lukie & Peter could use some Dillinger-esque running around and smashing shit (the crowd, for example), but I guess that will come sooner or later. The music asks for it!

In the end, pretty awesome indeed. If these guys can keep up the good work they'll be one of the more interesting bands in our little country. Bring on that full lenght cd! (Carn)

At the end of 2006 I reviewed Obsidian’s debut record Emerging, which offered some great polyrhythmic melodic death metal and ended high in my yearlist. Not long after that release the singer left and was replaced by Robbe K. from Arsebreed and Disavowed. They re-recorded the vocals and re-released the record on Rusty Cage. Ever since I wanted to check out Obsidian live and as I expected they did great. Besides playing their Meshuggah-ish music tight and convincing, they also had a good presentation. So overall it really works well. Singer Robbe K. has a less prominent role in Obsidian than in his other bands. There was a part that Robbe left the stage, because of a long instrumental intermezzo and I hardly noticed this. Instrumentally this band has so much to offer, that the vocals become subordinate. Judge for yourself whether this is a good thing or not and go check them out live! (Sledgehammer Messiah)