Thursday, November 01, 2012

Vena Cava

28th Sept - The Croft



Can’t believe Vena Cava only got to play two tracks in the end… After a fiery start it was clear this wasn’t going to be a game of disheartened half measures as the band notched up a real juggernaut of a send off… A mighty fine brew, similar to their previous outing but way more pyrotechnic … those ram-raiding drums, and Mardt's chevrons of bass attacking in ever wider circles of predatory intent… Christelle's fret gildings itching out over it all, a river of gothic sensibilities enhanced by her vocal gasps … Bardo Pond would be a good comparison, but this was way more blunder busting as the effects propelling everything skywards then seemed to super charge into orbit… plunging into a frazzled meltdown of sonic sycamore seeds helicoptering out in centrifugal burns… Screaming skulls peppered in meaty pounds and chisellings of bass fuzz that ate away your inner ear in termite serrations… The drummer, Sean, kicking the shit out of his kit to two guitars battling hungry feedback bats… a spectacle that made the 45min journey to Bristol totally worthwhile…



2 comments:

CJR said...

heard it was a great show, wish I'd been there!

Cloudboy said...

they just get better and better...hopefully you can make the louie