INFERNAL MAJESTY W/
GEORGE "CORPSEGRINDER" FISHER
Review and Photos by: Char Tupper
It is time to be “Cast Into Hell” and take part in this ‘once in a lifetime’ show here in Vancouver, BC. This show might have helped boost a little bit of the metal scene here in Vancouver this metal-filled evening. The lineup is Infernal Majesty, Tyrants Blood, and Sinned. May seem like a regular local show to the untrained eye, but those of you who truly know your death metal, you have have noticed a certain man make a guest appearance with Infernal Majesty. That man was none other then George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher of Florida’s legendary Cannibal Corpse. Let me tell you a little bit about this unique show.
First to perform was Sinned, a Vancouver band that formed in 2002, and currently unsigned. They have performed with such bands as Pestilence, Fallen Decade, Tyrants Blood, and many others. Their performance that evening was pretty decent,I must say, their die-hard fans were front and centre, showing their love and support. Myself, the music wasn’t quite my cup of tea, but, I do like to have an open mind when it comes to live performances.
Let us go “Crushing Onward into Oblivion” with Vancouver’s own Tyrants Blood. Also playing shows with some heavy hitters like Pestilence, and consisting of members from Canadian metal bands like Blasphemy and Infernal Majesty, it is time for Tyrants Blood to walk and stage. Starting off with a recorded intro, the band slowly makes it’s way on stage, and begins to play. I must admit, I have seen Tyrants Blood a couple times in my life, including the Pestilence show, their set tonight, wasn’t all too shabby, but in all honesty, out of them all, the time I saw them with Pestilence, I was most captivated by this band, they blew me away, and maybe it was because it was my first, but I truly loved that performance. That being said though, their performance tonight had a high energy crowd, filled with anxious fans to see the band play once again. Afterall, they are Tyrants Blood, and they don’t fuck around.
Last, but not least, it is time for one of Thrash metal’s legendary Canadian bands to hit the stage that “None Shall Defy”, it was time for Infernal Majesty to hit the stage, with their “guest of honour”, George Fisher. Infernal Majesty has quite the history, and they have released numerous albums, but their #1 is the record, “None Shall Defy”, and THIS EVENING, Infernal Majesty played the album. Brian Langley(vocals) sang for the first 2 songs of the set, then George Fisher played 6 songs afterwards. Many people have been comparing the two vocalist since the event was announced. My honest opinion on the matter, they are not comparable vocalists, both are talented in different areas, for instance, Brian does have a range of vocal notes he can hit, however, I find George has perfected the death metal sound, no one can conquer that. George’s voice is legendary, and he couldn’t be replaced. Either way, to have them come in together at the end for the song “None Shall Defy” made the evening perfect. Their overall set was fantastic, was great to see my friend George again, and to partake in this once in a lifetime show, that for once, was featured in Vancouver.