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Reviewed by Martin
Special guest: Annotations Of An Autopsy
Support: Trigger The Bloodshed
City: Malmö, Sweden
Venue: KB
Date: 22 November 2010
Annotations Of An Autopsy set length: 30 minutes
Trigger The Bloodshed set length: 30 minutes
Job For A Cowboy set length: 60 minutes

Under the heading of The Ruination Tour Job For A Cowboy alongside Whitechapel (who didn't play Malmö last night) Annotations Of An Autopsy and Trigger The Bloodshed has pummelled various cities with music as pumped up as the combined biceps of all the bands. The show in Malmö the 22 of November was no exception to this rule.

Trigger The Bloodshed

Openers Trigger The Bloodshed from Bristol delivered one of the best albums of 2010 in form of Degenerate, and it was therefore with great anticipation that I went to KB this evening. Yes you read correctly - I was looking forward more to seeing the support acts than the actual headliner this evening. Trigger The Bloodshed didn't disappoint - the ferocious onslaught of the band's music is, like the rest of the music played this evening, not about subtlety but violence. Although the crowd wasn't very big Trigger The Bloodshed's main singer Jonny Burgan still managed to get the audience going. It's not easy to be the opening band - as usual the sound wasn't spot on - but what I saw this night just confirmed that Trigger The Bloodshed is a band well worth keeping an eye on, and considering just how young the members are we'll be doing so for quite some time.

6,5 chalices of 10

(sorry, no setlist)

Annotations Of An Autopsy

Where Trigger The Bloodshed is a band firmly rooted in grindcore and playing excruciatingly fast, Annotations Of An Autopsy focuses more on heavier than hell breakdowns and a furiously growling Steve Regan. And boy, let me tell you that that guy truly earns his nickname Sewer Mouth as he delivers some of the deepest grunts I've ever heard. As the crowd was now bigger and more warmed up we got the first Wall Of Death from the more than enthusiastic audience. I still feel that AOAA would benefit in bringing in some more speed in their music - sheer heaviness will only get you so far when playing death metal.

6 chalices of 10

(sorry, no setlist)

Job For A Cowboy

When I saw JFAC supporting Lamb Of God in march at Mejeriet in Lund, singer Jonny Davy was in a terrible mood, insulting the audience and visibly only concerned with finishing the show. This was not the case this time around - thanking the crowd on more than one occasion for coming out and supporting death metal music - Davy led his Job For A Cowboy though a fantastic show. And let me tell you that the moshing was at times so intense that I feared that someone might as well have been going to the hospital instead of home after the show.

The pit during Entombement Of A Machine was so stupendous that it almost took my breath away, as was the fact during songs as Knee Deep, Unfurling Of A Darkened Gospel and Bearing The Serpent's Lamb. Curiously enough as the band has so many great songs, they still opt to play a cover song in form of Total Satan by The Crown, which is just fine by me as it is a truly great track.

Job For A Cowboy delivers a fine show, in spite of Davy having a bit of a cold which leaves much to be desired from his high-pitched vocals.

7 chalices of 10

(sorry, no setlist)

As an ending note I must say something about the crowd - the fact that having an audience consisting of mostly young men between 16 to 18 years of age can do wonders for a show. It seems that these folks just loves moshing like there's no tomorrow, a fact clearly demonstrated this evening. And you could definitely see that the bands just loved this, triggered even further to play with more zest, and this within a genre of music that already has aggression up over the ears. The crowd gets a whopping 10 chalices out of 10 from this reviewer.

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