Prophecy of Hate
Although Cryptic is new, many of the members have chalked up years of experience in area bands. Guitarist Bill Klug, along with vocalist Terry Linn, came from Venesection and bassist Rick LaSalle spent time with Das Macht. Although keyboardist Eric Gran and drummer Lee Garza are fairly new to the scene, they each display enough hardcore chops to prove they havent spent the time rotting in a crypt.
The EP, Prophecy of Hate, was recorded and mixed at Soundmill Studios and although short, the four songs reek with the stench of professionalism. The first track, Embalmer, slashes open with a solid wall of thick guitars that hit you in the mouth with razor-tipped brass knuckles. Double bass-drum and a thundering, plodding guitar riff propel the song forward into a quiet respite with sampled speech before throwing the listener mercilessly back into the meat grinder. Sally begins with a beguiling female vox sample before descending into a fury of aggressive thrash and mosh rhythms with unique keyboard sounds throughout. Spooky organs get buried under a shallow grave of thick, speed-metal guitars on Cryptic, with choir keyboard sounds later shedding rays of light as the song battles between episodes of light and coffin black. The final track, Rotting Corpses contains eerie talking behind the opening rhythms, ominous keyboard washes that augment the ultra-fast death metal riffs and elements of the first Black Sabbath album where the listener has an impending feeling of growing dread, with the song culminating with horrific, inhuman screams reminiscent of certain nightmarish scenes from the first Evil Dead movie.
Like their influences, Cannibal Corpse, Meshuggah, and Suffocation, the vocals are often illegible, buried under six feet of rhythm section, singing in the gruff, belching voice common to the genre, sounding more like a distorted instrument than a human voice. The ultra-aggressive, dark, grinding songs are like being repeatedly beat in the face in a starless midnight alley by an unknown attacker just the way they like it. Available at Subterranean Music and the Wooden Nickel Collectors store.
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Josh Johnson — Comedy at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads & Spirits, Fort Wayne, 7 p.m., $10, (260) 456-7005
Vince Gill — Country at Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, 7 p.m., $39.50-$79.50, 424-5665
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Community Orchestra — Mussorsky's Pictures at an Exhibition at Auer Performance Hall, Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW, Fort Wayne, 7:30 p.m., $4-$7, 481-6555
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Scratch N Sniff 2.0 w/1/4 Kit Kurt — Variety at Deer Park Irish Pub, Fort Wayne, 6:30-8 p.m., no cover, 432-8966
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41st SOCA Student Exhibition — Works from students currently enrolled at USF’s School of Creative Arts, daily thru April 30, Weatherhead Gallery, USF Rolland Art Center, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, 399-7999
Fort Wayne Artist Guild Exhibitions — Works by Alice Siefert at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Jennifer Caudel at Allen County Retinal Surgeons, Anita Trick, Citizens Square (2nd and 3rd floors), Darlene Selzer Miller at The Einhaus Group for Women’s Health, Patricia Weiss at Heritage of Fort Wayne, Emily Jane Butler at Ophthalmology Consultants (Southwest), Linda Binek at Ophthalmology Consultants (North), Carolyn Stachera at Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne, John Kelty at ResCare Inc. Adult Day Service, Wiletta Blevins at Town House Retirement, Karen Bixler at Visiting Nurse Hospice and Barb Yoder and Karen Harvey at Will Jewelers, thru April 30, fortwayneartistguild.org.
Glass: A Medium in Art and Automobiles — Dale Chihuly blown glass and fiberglass auto, daily thru Sept. 8, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, Auburn, $7.50-$12.50, 925-1444
Outdoor Sculpture Invitational — Fifteen outdoor sculptures from regional artists, daily thru April 30, School of Creative Arts campus, University of Saint Francis North Campus, Fort Wayne, 399-7999
Rhoda Gerig: The Hope of Eagles — Photographic images of eagles, daily thru June 4, Clark Gallery, Honeywell Center, Wabash, 563-1102
Spring 2017 BFA Exhibition — Exhibition of works by IPFW graduation seniors, daily thru May 3 , Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery, Main Library, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, 481-6709
Spring 2017 BFA Exhibition — Senior thesis projects from Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates Brenda Drayer (sculpture), Derek Hibbs (printmaking), Ellen Mensch (painting), Nathaniel Morris (sculpture) and Kyle Snodgrass (sculpture), daily thru May 7, Visual Arts Gallery, IPFW, Fort Wayne, 481-6709