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It's a pretty gnarly mix of black and thrash metal that splits the difference between the true darkness of the former and the party-spirit of the latter, resulting in an album that's unsettling even as it maintains a sense of humor about itself.
While the Friday and Saturday of Psycho Las Vegas flew by with nearly wall-to-wall exciting bands, for whatever reason Sunday had a bit more down time. It was a nice way to cap the fest, with some real heavy hitters like Sleep and Candlemass, some smaller but still excellent bands on the Vinyl stage, and by far the most insane show I have ever seen courtesy of Alice Cooper...
Friday at Psycho Las Vegas was a parade of great bands on the main stage, and that continued on Saturday. I kicked things off with SubRosa, the Salt Lake City doom band who just released their fantastic new album...
...the sound quality is absolutely top-level, and I have never been to a festival that offers comfortable balcony seating with waiters attending to you should you require a rest for your weary feet and a $15 Goose Island. And ultimately seeing a crowd full of stoned, dirty, good-natured metalheads overrun a casino was a sight I'll probably never see again...
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