Posted in metal | music | pictures on August 5, 2009

words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Justina Villanueva

Repulsion

"We went mainly to see Repulsion, a seminal grindcore band from Flint, Michigan, who opened the show. Before setting on their current moniker they called themselves "Ultraviolence" and then "Genocide", which lends some insight into the group's aesthetic. Song titles include "Splattered Cadavers", "Pestilent Decay" and "Maggots in Your Coffin", and lyrics concentrate on fear, outrage and death. The crowd that gathered to see Repulsion at the Temple was 98% male and 90% under the age of 30. More than half boasted shoulder-length hair (or longer); nearly everyone wore a black T-shirt." [More Intelligent Life]
Repulsion, Brutal Truth, and Pig Destroyer added a little filth and decay to an already waterlogged Brooklyn on 7/31 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. It was Repulsion's first NYC show EVER. The teaming also doubled as a release party for Decibel's Precious Metal book, which showcases Repulsion's Decibel Hall Of Fame comp LP/classic Horrified as its centerpiece.

More pictures from the show are below...

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Comments (25)

Killer photos! Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 12:24 PM

"Destroyer's first NYC show in close to four years (Europa in 2005)"

umm, no...

06/16/07 - Pig Destroyer, Genghis Tron, Car Bomb, Total Fucking Destruction, ASRA @ Europa

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 12:30 PM

and they played the Knitting Factory and North Six in 2006

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 12:31 PM

This was one sweaty show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 12:32 PM

"umm, no"

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Posted by brooklynvegan | August 5, 2009 12:36 PM

3 things about this show

1.Way to hot
2.sound was awful. Repulsion was killer but most of the songs were inaudible.
3.Hipsters should not leave Williamsburg

Posted by Jim | August 5, 2009 12:38 PM

Who fucking cares! PxDx sucks anyway. Overprocessed nonsense. Repulsion was the reason to see this show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 12:38 PM

obviously Repulsion was the reason to go, but PxDx destroyed them.

both had shitty sound though. horrible venue.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 12:40 PM

Is homey rocking a belt sander in that photo?

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 12:42 PM

09/28 - Deströyer 666 @ Public Assembly

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 12:46 PM

PxDx sucks, which is why half the crowd left when they came on

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 12:50 PM

Looks like a great way to get AIDS!

Posted by throw up. | August 5, 2009 12:53 PM

"PxDx sucks, which is why half the crowd left when they came on"

What show were you at?

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 4:35 PM

Looks like the only two females at this show were both pretty hot!

Posted by blackhat | August 5, 2009 5:38 PM

Haha that bald dude in the Obituary shirt did these wimpy stagedives. It's like a 7 foot guy jumping in a kiddy pool.

Overall it was a fun show though!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 5:42 PM

August 5, 2009 4:35 PM : Yeah, seriously. The sound was bad, unless you were up front. As for the mentioning of the black shirts in the crowd in the article, what did they expect a bunch of Ed Hardy wearig douches? It was a fucking grind/thrash show. Who gives a fuck what they were wearing?

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 5:42 PM

From what I understand, there isn't ONE original member in repulsion?

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 7:59 PM

repulsion was good, but maybe a bit overrated? pig destroyer: hated and underrated, it seemed to me. Granted, the ridiculous belt sander wielding hype-man keyboard player dude was irrelevant, but I heard "Fuck Pig Destroyer" while Repulsion was still on. What's with all the PxDx haters? Interesting, not one comment about Brutal Truth-- that's sad because they fucking ruled the night. Drummer doin' yoga 'nshit...

Posted by jon | August 5, 2009 10:05 PM

that dude with the belt sander ruined pig destroyer...seriously. and in a way i think repulsion revealed pig destroyer as being false. sad because i really liked pig destroyer and now all i want to hear is repulsion.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 9:30 AM

"From what I understand, there isn't ONE original member in repulsion?"

Scott Carlson and Matt Olivo were there and are from the original lineup. There were 2 members of Exhumed who played with them.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 10:24 AM

why pig destroyer rules:
1.) better riffs than most
2.) fucking gnarly
3.) the band gets better with each new record
4.) that noise dude likes assuck
5.) they cover the dwarves

all you naysayers are fucking weak. you guys don't know shit about what's good and what's not good.

and yes, repulsion killed it. except for the 3 minutes they took between songs.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 4:36 PM

The reason for so much hate for PxDx is mainly because it's "in" to hate them. Just as it was "in" to like them in recent years. It's called a backlash. Common for hipsters and "true" fans counterreacting the hipsters. Whatever. In recent years, scene politics and following rules of acceptance in the scenes has been more important (unfortunately) in determining a band's worth than someone asking themselves "Do I like this? does this turn my crank?".

Posted by Alex13 | August 11, 2009 3:08 PM

mathew dear has got some serious talent.
his skills seem to outshine mathew herbert even this early in his career.
his work comes off as effortless.
in a good way

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 12:11 PM

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