It was “Vicious in Vancouver” when The Red Room hosted the Contamination Tour featuring a full petri dish of blistering Death Metal. That event served up some extreme American-based acts including Genocide Pact, Gatecreeper and the mighty veterans known as Dying Fetus.
Genocide Pact – The evening started out with four young lads out of Washington DC churning out solid guttural metal. Some really great chinking guitar here, loved watching this drummer (Connor) bashing it out!
Gatecreeper – From Arizona, supporting a split album with Iron Reagan (Relapse records), They start off with a nice bit of chunky guitar work on ‘Sweltering Madness’. Gatecreeper have been around since 2013 and have a promising future with this lineup!
Dying Fetus – Show starts off with a nice feel good song “Sun will come out Tomorrow” then John Gallagher (Guitar, vocals), Sean Beasley (Bass, vocals) and Trey Williams appear and start right into it with “Wrong one to F**k With”. John is a very technical guitarist with a lot of cool sweep picking and finger taps, along with sharing the singing duties, definitely fascinating to watch. Sean’s abilities on bass guitar are no different either, and Trey is a complete madman on the drums. Not a lot of talking or rant between songs required, these guys are heads-down artists with some of the most brutal death metal you will ever hear.
Post and event photo essay by Les Puchala