Black Cobra is heavy. That's all you really need to know. In front of a crowd that maxed out at about 75 (hey, it was a lot more than the last time I saw them), they absolutely destroyed. They rarely stopped playing, segueing into each song and only talked to the crowd about three times. But they played a ton of songs. The set I have is out of order but I'm almost positive they played those songs, plus maybe another 4 or 5. One guitarist had the heaviness and crunch of a full-fledged sludge band. It was a riff-filled night of doom. My neck is still sore from headbanging!
(Out of order + missing another 3-4 songs.)
Dragon & Phoenix
Hardcore duders Gaza opened for Black Cobra and they were a lot better
than the first time I saw them. They sound a lot more like Converge now,
which is definitely not a bad thing. They're also a very political
band, but one that makes you so pissed off that you want to do
something. They are still as chaotic and dissonant as ever, though. Good
There were two local bands opening. Tycho Brahe opened the show and they
were kind of fun. I'd say they're a bit like a proggy (sorta) grind 'n'
roll band, if that makes any sense. Definitely wanna see them again.
Second band was Canyons who are usually really good, but their vocalist
had lost his voice halfway through there set. That really sucks, because
I know how great these guys are live.
Black Cobra: 9/10
Tycho Brahe: 7.5/10