Subsource at Takedown Festival

May 13, 2013

Sleeveless member count: 2/4

A dedicated few have packed onto the barrier and are already throwing out shapes before all of Subsource are even on the stage. A wall of gradual noise ramps through the opening few songs as heavy drops are wrapped in a barbed-wire casing of metal and intestinally abusive bass. Frontman Stu tears out screams with a vein-throbbing level of focus.

It’s Cyber-Punk if we were living in Orwell’s 1984. No fluffy boots or L.E.D. t-shirts, just a mechanical underground who refuse to be stamped out.

The few later turn into a small army as a Dub-Metal cover of Slipknot’s ‘Duality’ thumped a charged mob into action down the front. During ‘Kill The Thief’ a wall-of-death slammed together and kick-started a pit which lasted until the end of the set. After 30 minutes it’s all over, which is a shame because they had the crowd in the palm of their hand. But festival sets like this are often about the smash n’ grab, and hopefully those who were converted will seek out a larger portion on a later date.

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