Published May 20, 2009It was a busy night for metal in Toronto with a Woods Of Ypres and Empyrean Plague black metal show, as well as a metalcore show featuring the Human Abstract. But in terms of fantastically grotesque brutal death metal, the newly renovated Duffy's Tavern was the place to be. The show's line-up was full of talented death metal bands, including Scarborough ON's From Ruins, who started the night. The locals in Serene Molestation followed and performed impressively. With more line-up changes than can be counted on one hand, the current reincarnation of Serene Molestation seems to be their best.
Up next was Peterborough ON's Heaps of Dead, who are always on top of their game and never disappoint. The brutal death metal masters performed tracks from their recently released CDN Records debut Deceased Dismembered and Left to Decay, including "Kuklinski" and "Ebola." From vocalist Tyler Clements' vicious guttural expulsions to drummer/backing vocalist Jason Kurz's pounding blast beats, HoD have an intensity unlike any other during their live performance. The band also played three new tracks entitled "The Plague Conceived," "Beast," and "Enslaved," before ending their set with the powerful "Dark Crusade."
But it was Inhuman Dissiliency, the brutal American death metal fiends from Harrisburg PA, who blew every other show in Toronto out of the water. With the sound of Gorguts, Putrid Pile, and Suffocation all mixed into one, ID's seven-song set, which included the extreme "Self Inflicted Disseverment" and "Extirpating the Disembowelled," was disgustingly incredible. ID brought up guest vocalist Justin Boehm of the southern Ontario death metal/grindcore band Orchidectomy for the song "Necro Cannibalistic Infest." Chaos and precision best describes the band's performance, which aggressively showcased their intense musicianship. Throughout their set ID delivered tunes that oozed ferocity, especially on "Entangled in Abdominal Viscera" and "Coercion of Uteral Transfixation," which ended the night of extreme metal brutality.