Reignwolf Royal Athletic Park Side Stage, Victoria, BC, September 15
Published Sep 17, 2012Reignwolf (aka Jordan Cook) was a train wreck onstage, all crash and bang, sloppy and loose, with sweat pouring from his continuous orgasm face. It was just Cook and his guitar up there, with deep blues riffs and distortion up the ass. Tuning was not a priority, but smashing his guitar with his fist repeatedly, it seemed, was. Cook, like a one-man demolition crew, decided he was going to tear apart the stage, using a kick drum to set the tone, but then heading behind the full drum kit, somehow playing his guitar simultaneously. Mics were displaced, shit was going sideways, the sound guy was running around the stage with a doofus look on his face, and Cook just kept hammering and screeching, sneering and orgasm-facing until all that was left was feedback and carnage. A total disaster of set, and a definite Rifflandia highlight.