The Best St. Louis Metal Shows in November 2013
Morbid Angel at Pop's
7 p.m. / $20
Metal fans are some of the most unforgiving people on the planet. Morbid Angel's latest effort, 2011's llud Divinum Insanus, has quickly become the most belittled punch line of an album since Celtic Frost's Cold Lake.The electronica-driven misstep featured songs like "Too Extreme!" and "Destructos vs. the Earth," which, if you haven't heard them, sound just as goofy as their titles imply and are a far cry from the apocalyptic death-metal dominance the band once claimed in the early '90s. Hey, we all make mistakes.
The band is currently on what could be called the We're Sowwy 2013 U.S. tour, where the crushing fan-favorite Covenant will be played from beginning to end to celebrate the album's twentieth anniversary. The video for "God of Emptiness" was even made fun of by Beavis and Butt-head, which somehow I think confirms that this was an important album. The band has also promised an encore of "surprise classic cuts," guaranteeing a setlist so excellent that not even singer David Vincent's fishnet shirts or Nikki Sixx hair can spoil it. Also, Trey Azagthoth is a better guitar player than you.