Not only was this show on a Monday, but it was the day after 4/20. Perhaps that explains why the crowd was rather sparse and unenthused. Probably didn’t help that Kadavar had no touring support to warm us up–while Mothership and The Shrine were opening other dates of the tour, this evening’s openers, Sons of Huns, got denied at the border the day before. Note for next time: When touring Canada, better bring a band that can get into Canada.
That said, all the bleak and dreary bullshit melted away not long after these killer Krauts took the stage. They brushed off just about their entire discography–all two albums’ worth!–in a set spanning some 75 minutes, and still left us wanting more. These guys have definitely hit headliner status…just maybe they could play a smaller venue next time?
Ya gotta love Kadavar can-basher Christoph “Tiger” Bartelt. Not only has he got the fluid, octopus-armed form of Keith Moon, but he pulls it off while headbanging furiously like a frenzied frost giant:
And speaking of giants…
Of course, Bartelt isn’t the only headbanger–or the only Christoph–in the band: