Obituary, Vital Remains, Age of Despair, Bloodsoaked, Morose Vitality, Atrocious Abnormality | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

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Obituary, Vital Remains, Age of Despair, Bloodsoaked, Morose Vitality, Atrocious Abnormality

When: Sat., May 29, 7 p.m. 2010

One of the first and finest of the late-'80s influx of death metal bands from Tampa, which also includes Morbid Angel and Deicide, Obituary has proven its staying power—even if it hasn't changed much in 25 years. But back then, when everybody was playing faster to keep up with Slayer, Obituary sometimes let their riffs drag like a ball and chain. It's that dynamic—and John Tardy's acidic growls—that made Obituary relevant then. And to date, few have balanced mid-tempo stomp and callous-busting speed-solos with the brutal, oppressive effect the band trademarked decades ago. They're not risk-taking innovators anymore, but here's to veteran know-how. Same goes for the faster-paced opener, Vital Remains, who formed in 1989 and now feature Deicide frontman Glen Benton. All four locals—Age of Despair, Bloodsoaked, Morose Vitality and Atrocious Abnormality—testify to the undying influence of Obituary and the golden age of death. —Bryan Reed

Price: $20

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