Outlaw Order Takes Over Metairie, Louisiana
Back home from their West Coast tour, Outlaw Order had a welcome back show for their New Orleans brethren. Opening the show were the strange The Foot and Flesh Parade. Us New Orleans's metal heads are proud of having Outlaw Order here almost as much as we're proud of our football team. Although the bar was not packed to the brim, everyone in attendance heard some great music. Outlaw Order's entire set can be seen below.
The Foot came on the stage bearing gifts. Not just thier musicial gifts; real ones. Unfortunately, I was unable to get one myself. The ski-masked men started playing. The music is fast and dark, but the vocals are just scary. The singer ranged from little girls squeals to growls. The squeals were rather unmetal.
Flesh Parade played extremely hectic, crusty grindcore. The guitars were crunching and the drums slugged along. Vocalist Scott Leger growls and screams in an ungodly way; splittling the ear drums of all within range. The heavy, brain-killing shredding sounded awesome, but it was so distorted and nasty, it was almost painful to listen to.
What I like about Outlaw Order us the music is more varied than Eyehategod's sludgy tunes. While Outlaw Order is is sludge, the muck can go slow and fast. Eyehategod is pure sludgy goodness (i.e. slow). The guys played for forty minutes, a shorter time than usual, and brought the roof down. The extremely loud guitars by Brian Patton and Gary Mader made vocalist Mike IX writhe on the mic stand. The drums pounded by Joey LeCaze led the way for the headbangers. The slower the music, the more entranced people were. The faster the music, the more intense the mosh was; one of the most brutal I've seen. I was surprised how still my vidoe was, actually. Cups and bottles flew alongside loogies. Everyone was worn out after that performance just from watching the energy going into the playing and pitting.
Emily is an avid supporter of the New Orleans scene, often filming shows and conducting interviews with local bands to help promote their music. She also runs her own site dedicated to the New Orleans scene, Crescent City Chaos.
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