Cold and grim night at Benavente to host the special Christmas edition of the Extreme Agression Fest. We were one of the few to go there the first night, to presence three bands with different sonorities.
First, Alentejo’s newcomers KAPITALISTAS DA PODRIDÃO surprised us with a technically well executed death metal concert, instead of the expected punk / crust sound that the band’s name suggested. Even if the themes are about political corruption and social conflicts, they sounded very much in the vein of Morbid Angel, and so this first live contact proved to be worth of a second hearing in a near future.
Next, experimented black metalers CORPUS CHRISTII faced a room that, probably, should have been one of the less crowded venues in which they played in recent years. But, maybe because of that, we felt nothing but hatred and anger coming from the stage, in an intimate performance that counted with a session drummer replacing the usual Andrecadente (without notable mistakes, we should say). N.H. seemed pretty much annoyed with the absence of audience, revealing a contagious luciferian hate, especially noted in the not so often “Vitória Cruenta”. The defeat touched only the ones that didn’t went to Side B, once this was probably the best Corpus Christii gig after the 14 years memorable show.
Setlist: 1 – The Gate; 2 – The Owl Resurection; 3 – Crystal Gaze Foundation; 4 – Crimson Hour; 5 – Picatrix; 6 – Evasive Contempt; 7 – Victoria Cruenta; 8 – Stabbed; 9 – Me, The Hanged One; 10 – Forgotten Dead Crow; 11 – In Rivers of Red; 12 – In League With Black Metal; 13 – All Hail (Master Satan)
DISAFFECTED were the headliners, even if they had to play with a substitute frontman. The stake was high after the previous band, and the cold, empty room turned out to be the worst scenario for a technical death metal performance. More than tech death metal, the Lisbon band sounded more like some kind of fusion / math something metal, were its impossible to bang you head the same way more than one second, because of the constant and exaggerated sudden riffs changes. We (as almost everybody) left before the end of the concert.