Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the upcoming metal shows in town that I think shouldn't be missed. And I'll try really hard not to make fun of the ones I think should be avoided like Hulk Hogan's sex tape.
Mount Salem, Nothing Set in Stone, Sunnyvale, Death Horse, and Grand Inquisitor at Fubar April 7 8:00 p.m. / $8-$10 Having a female singer is probably one of the most effective and therefore overused gimmicks in modern metal (next to being a Christian band), and usually seems to serve no purpose other than to get the attention of all us lonely metal nerds. Chicago's Mount Salem seems to be the exception to that rule, with a lady behind the microphone who actually sings like a lady rather than screaming and growling and showing you how much bigger her dick is than yours. This gal's haunted pipes blend perfectly with the band's spooky stoner riffs in a way that sounds as if Ann Wilson were fronting Black Sabbath. The band is fairly new and is most likely unknown to majority of St. Louis metal fans. This would be a good one to come support quality underground metal and send Mount Salem back to Chicago telling all the other great bands up there that our town does in fact have a metal scene, and is worth paying a visit.
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