Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wrathgate is a very new band out of Tucson made up of parts of a few previous bands, most notably Diminishing Breed and the amazing A Breath Before Surfacing, which was vocalist Dustin Curtis' previous band. They play a very melodic and brutal version of death metal, residing somewhere between the foundation death metal laid down by At The Gates and Carcass, and the modern death metal made by bands such as The Black Dahlia Murder. Mason Pomeroy is a standout lead guitarist, exhibiting the full range of soloing skills needed to blaze an imprint on your metal mind, and Dustin Curtis is a next level vocalist, possessing a multi-faceted range of screams and growls. In fact, every single member of this band is a polished professional player, more than capable of producing this type of music at the highest level.
Their next show in Tucson is the annual Toys For Tots Benefit at The Rock (136 N. Park Ave.) on December 10th. If death metal is your thing, I suggest that you drop whatever you're doing that night and make sure you check these guys out!