Dying Fetus took over The Evelyn Hotel alongside Putrid Pile and Melbourne’s own Whoretopsy for a night of absolute chaos.
The night started off with a huge line at the front when doors opened which definitely gave off a good vibe. Walking in there were swarms of death metal fans itching to hear some brutal tunes.
First up was Whoretopsy who took to the stage playing a great set with the addition of backing vocals, with it being a first for the band it really gave their sound another level of brutality as the band utilised some of the high and low vocal parts in sync as they are in the recordings. It was good to see fans getting into the music and moshing a bit during the set as the band played their new track Nature’s Pocket and ended their set with the track Seminal Torture.
Next were Putrid Pile and they seemed to catch a lot of people’s attention as many in attendance must not have known the fact that Putrid Pile are a one piece band consisting of Shaun LaCanne on vocals and guitar playing along with a drum machine. This didn’t stop the front half of the crowd getting into it throughout the whole set. A very intense performance which was even better due to LaCanne looking like he was having the time of his life up on stage.
The only words that come to mind when thinking of the Dying Fetus set would be explosive. From the word go, there were bodies flying left and right as the band played through tracks new and old leaving no stone unturned! Stage diving seemed to be a favourite for the crowd as punter after punter jumped on and off the stage.
The playing from all three of the guys was unbelievably good, not missing a beat. As the band left the stage you could tell the night couldn’t be over yet with the crowd chanting “one more song, one more song” which resulted in Dying Fetus coming right back out to play the track In The Trenches from their latest album Reign Supreme. Standout tracks for their set would definitely be Homicidal Retribution and From Womb To Waste.
All in all, a great night for any fan of death metal in Melbourne and without doubt a few bands that will be making their way back down here again soon.
Photos by David Bickerton