by Anthony Carioscia
This March was one hell of a month for shows.
With Septicflesh coming to Gramercy and finally getting to see Saxon when they hit the Chance Theater, but this line up of Watain and Destroyer 666 was my chance to finally see Destroyer after they dropped from Maryland Death Fest 2011 and 2016 (both of which are years I attended). I was also excited for Watain as I loved their new album Trident Wolf Eclipse, which more than made up for the last one. So like usual, I picked up my buddy Jay and we took the bus to New York City.
These blackened thrashers took no time to kick ass as they showed energy and presence. The setlist was great as well. The only tracks I got to see were “Lone Wolf Winter,” “I Am the War God,” and a great cover of “Iron Fist” by Motorhead. I wish I got to hear “Unchain the Wolves” and “Australian and Anti-Christ,” but I still really enjoyed their set.
When the band started their set with “The Devil’s Blood,” we knew it would rule.
Watain had a great setlist that night (although a little long). The band brought on amazing energy as we watched from the seats. They may not have had dead animals on stage this time around, but there was no denying the band was spot on.
After the show, which ended a little after 10 p.m., we headed out and plan on returning once the next awesome metal show happens.