The Orion

Brazilian band brings ‘great energy’ to DownLo

Subcreature+gets+lost+in+their+music.+Photo+credit%3A+Megan+Moran
Subcreature gets lost in their music. Photo credit: Megan Moran

Subcreature gets lost in their music. Photo credit: Megan Moran

Subcreature gets lost in their music. Photo credit: Megan Moran

Tom Sundgren

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






On Valentine’s Day at the DownLo, tucked away underground, metal bands shredded the small stage for enthusiastic Chico fans. Head-banging, moshing, physical confrontations with bouncers and good times with friends all took place throughout the evening.

Subcreature was the first band to take the stage. Their raw, old school death-metal approach was intense and brought back a legendary sound to Chico.

The Deprived played next with a more heavy sound. Parts of their songs resembled death-core breakdowns. The vocalist did grind-core pig squeals at times. The band had a great stage presence that the crowd identified with and head-banged to.

1_web.gif

Subcreature performs onstage and gives it their all. Photo credit: Megan Moran

Another band was Burial Grounds. Each of their songs had their own special vibe to it with multiple sub-genres meshed together. Out of all the bands they were the most melodic.

The headlining band from Brazil consisted of three women called Nervosa, a thrash metal band. When they were up, the mosh pit doubled in number and people went even crazier than before. One fan even ended up with a bloody nose.

Later on an altercation broke out between two fans, causing four bouncers to jump in and pull them out. Although the situation was very aggressive, after about 30 seconds things returned to normal.

Nervosa was a very solid band that brought great energy to the crowd. Everyone had a great time. Whether it was with laughs, head-banging, moving in the sweaty mosh pit or throwing up the horns for the bands that rocked the stage, the audience shared a collective appreciation for the extreme music.

Tom Sundgren can be reached at [email protected] or @tomsundgren on Twitter.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Brazilian band brings ‘great energy’ to DownLo

    A&E Featured Articles List

    ‘Castlevania’ reigns as Netflix’s new king

  • Brazilian band brings ‘great energy’ to DownLo

    A&E Featured Articles List

    North State Symphony works to perfect modern interpretation of classical music

  • Brazilian band brings ‘great energy’ to DownLo

    A&E Sliding Showcase

    Playlist: 15 classic rock songs that are truly timeless

  • Brazilian band brings ‘great energy’ to DownLo

    A&E Featured Articles List

    Ballroom dance is a beneficial art form for students

  • Brazilian band brings ‘great energy’ to DownLo

    A&E Featured Articles List

    Spirits were high in Chico for Dia de los Muertos

  • Brazilian band brings ‘great energy’ to DownLo

    A&E Sliding Showcase

    ‘Diverse Minds’ showcases unique art for good cause

  • Brazilian band brings ‘great energy’ to DownLo

    A&E Featured Articles List

    ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has music and swagger, but can’t find its voice

  • Brazilian band brings ‘great energy’ to DownLo

    A&E Featured Articles List

    On This Day: “The Man Who Sold the World” is dark, Gothic rock masterpiece

  • Brazilian band brings ‘great energy’ to DownLo

    A&E Featured Articles List

    Wine Time hosts chamber music performances

  • Brazilian band brings ‘great energy’ to DownLo

    A&E Featured Articles List

    Podcast: Why is modern pop music so stale?

Navigate Right
X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
Brazilian band brings ‘great energy’ to DownLo