Every Time I Die - King Tut’s, Glasgow, Wed 7 Dec 2011
Relentless stream of three-minute blitzkrieg salvos
King Tut’s is sold out tonight, and rightly so. Buffalo, New York noiseniks Every Time I Die are one of the most engaging bands in the broad church of metal, preaching their inimitable brand of plunging rock ‘n’ roll since way back then in 1998. Trash Talk do a good job of warming things up however, with singer Lee Spielman and the longest mic lead in the world trawling out into the crowd and the eye of the mosh pit storm. Their stop-start, one-minute long hardcore punk blasts prove hard to create a distinct narrative, but it sure is pretty fun.
Headliners Every Time I Die however favour at times a somewhat more melodic approach, but ‘Apocalypse Now And Then’ and ‘Bored Stiff’ are raucous openers – and there is simply no let up in the pace, with three minute blitzkrieg salvos streamrolling one after another. Keith Buckley’s lyrics seemingly strike a chord tonight, with fists pumping like an over-zealous gaggle of impassioned religious disciples, whilst glasses fall off and hats go a-wandering. For all the intensity, Every Time I Die somehow manage to make this a whole lot of fun too, and therein, ladies and gentlemen, lies the secret of this band’s endearing charm.