©Photo: Dave Boccuzzi©
When Carach Angren announced that they would be joining Italian Metallers Fleshgod Apocalypse on a USA tour I knew this would be a treat! This was a sold out show and the band absolutely delivered. The ominous intro track “Once Upon a Time…” set the mood for what would be an energetic “hauntingly” epic set. The crowd gave them a warm welcome and once the first notes of “There’s No Place Like Home” echoed the audience was instantly hooked. Mingled with the harsh vocals of Seregor, the beautiful yet looming presence of Ardek’s orchestrations, Namtar’s pounding drums, and Diogo’s guitar the next songs flowed into motion. “The Sighting is a Portent of Doom”, and “Lingering in an Imprint Haunting” soon followed. By this time there was already a hefty amount of moshing going on but this was not enough.
Seregor managed to provoke the crowd to join in a wall of death which turned out to be a success despite the size of the Whisky. Followed was a mix of old and new songs like “When Crows Tick on Windows”, “Spectral Infantry Battalions”, “Bitte Tötet Mich”, “The Carriage Wheel Murder”, “Two Flies Flew Into a Black Sugar Cobweb”, and “Bloodstains on the Captain’s Log” only proved that Carach Angren has a balanced amazing stage presence. This show was so satisfying and I really hope they come back soon and I am sure LA will welcome them with open arms!!