Nasum Club Sonar, Baltimore MD May 25
Published May 26, 2012When legendary Swedish grindcore masters Nasum hit the stage to headline day two of MDF, a sea of madness ensued, as the eager fans turned chaotic. Touring vocalist Keijo Niinimaa (Rotten Sound) was forceful and commanding throughout the set, as he waved his fist in the air while screaming the lyrics. His style was a lower and deeper version of late Nasum vocalist Mieszko Talarczyk, making Niinimaa the perfect man for the job. Guitarists Jon Lindqvist and Urban Skytt, as well as bassist Jesper Liveröd, were extremely energetic, getting the crowd riled up as they performed "The Masked Face" and "I See Lies," from 1998's Inhale/Exhale, with precision and whiplash speed. Possibly one of the most aggressive tracks in grind, the aptly titled "Fury" from Nasum's last album Shift, came near the end of their performance and reinvigorated the crowd, igniting one of the largest circle pits so far at MDF. Sadly marking one of the last times the band will ever perform, they said a final goodbye before returning for an encore with "The Idiot Parade."