Concert Reviews

Danzig at the Ogden Theatre, 11/12/10

With Withered • Toxic Holocaust • Marduk • Possessed
11.12.10 | Ogden Theatre

Atlanta's Withered set the stage for much of what was to follow with its admixture of death metal and grindcore. But instead of playing with lightning speed, this band seemed to care more about mood and even the singer -- although adopting that hyper distorted and contorted vocal style most people would associate with death metal or grind -- had a genuinely deep and sepulchral near whisper. That is, if Attila Csihar of Mayhem and Sunn could be said to whisper.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.