by Robert Bell
REPROACHER, PRIMITIVE MAN
8 p.m. Downtown Music Hall. $7.
For the last few years, we've seemed to be in this sort of revival period for the crusty, heavy, ragin' hardcore of the '90s and I am way into it. The influence of such scorched-earth trailblazers as Rorschach, His Hero is Gone, Dropdead, Discordance Axis, many of the Slap-a-Ham Records bands and pioneers such as '80s Scandi crust legends Anti Cimex is evident in all of the galloping d-beat thrash, downtuned guitar torture and throat-shredding vox that have been annihilating eardrums. I've been digging on such brutality specialists as The Secret, Nails, All Pigs Must Die, Baptists and Nuclear Death Terror.
And so I'll add to that list Wyoming hardcore maniacs Reproacher, who're touring with Denver, Colo.-based doom misanthropes Primitive Man. It's a do-not-miss bill for discerning fans of ultra-nihilistic crust/metal/hardcore/whatever, with killer local support from Snakedriver, Crankbait and Sumokem. (Side note: Seahag was originally billed for a return to the stage at this show but had to cancel. That's unfortunate, but let's hope the band will do a makeup show soon.)