Review – Morgue Orgy, FukPig, Trigger the Bloodshed and Anaal Nathrakh @ The Ayslum

So tootled down to birmingham reasonably quickly barring the obligatory missing of a junction on the A38 we got there just as doors were opening.

Think we’d managed a pint and a look at the merch before Morgue Orgy appeared on stage. I’d never heard of them before. quite a few of them on stage (6 I seem to remember). Liked they way they came through with plenty of influences. Definitely lots of old Death and Grind influences, with the bass player trying some funkier stuff in places and a more ‘Power Metal’ influence in some of the guitar work. Seemed to have bought a lot of mates with them which meant they had a decent crowd and some energy going. New EP out soon which I’ll probably try and obtain.

Then came FukPig. Either their 1st or 2nd gig depending on who you talk to. Anaal Nathrakh members and Ex-Mistress members (OK, they’ll be properly Ex after damnation but let’s not quibble here). Coming on in a blaze of wrestling masks and corpse painted ski masks they blasted through a short and sweet set. There’s no way I can remember which songs were played only having had the latest album for 2 weeks. Lot’s of energy. Just a shame it was such a short set, didn’t time it but it only felt like about 15 minutes.

Next up were Trigger the Bloodshed. The name rang a bell, but I can’t remember where from. Seemed to be a competent enought band, but they just really didn’t do anything for me or the others I was with. So we retired to the front bar for a quick drink and sit down.

And then it was time for the main event Anaal Nathrakh. They opened with ‘In the Constellation of the Black Widow’ the title track of the new album. That was enough to get me down the front into the small pit that formed. No chance of a coherent setlist from me. Though they worked there way backwards through the albums for the last 7 songs. Ones that defitely appeared include “Der Hölle Rache Kocht In Meinem Herzen”, “The Destroying Angel” with Pandemic Hyperblast closing the set. V.I.T.R.I.O.L. was trying to whip the crowd up throughout the set, successfully, with a reasonable pit breaking out and quite a number of stage divers.

Cracking gig. Almost wished they played more, but it makes these one offs more special.

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