SUICIDE SILENCE VIRTUAL WORLD TOUR, Des Moines, Iowa (7-17-20)

Wow, being that this was a virtual show of deathcore veterans Suicide Silence playing for their fans in Des Moines, Iowa, I was completely blown away into oblivion from their live sonic warfare. What made this concert even more special was the fact, I witnessed this chaotic violence with my wife and kids over a pizza dinner, and they were not crazy about the heaviness, but laughed hard at their funny, comedic sponsor advertisements. These sponsor adverts were done by the band themselves, as they were the actors in each of the adverts too. It was cool, as we all just cracked up watching these adverts in between some of their songs. Wow, what an experience to be sharing this bestial onslaught with the family.

"Death's Anxiety", a song about people fearing the inevitable process of death, was a chest pounding and heart obliterating song from start to finish, with the guitars sounding like a buzzsaw blade out of control. The band were banging their heads to this tune, which made it all the more fun to watch them shred away. 

Songs consisted from their back catalogue and current release, "Become The Hunter", which was nothing short of a total emotional breakdown during their entire performance. "Fuck Everything" was a fitting song for the COVID-19 pandemic, which is currently engulfing our world like a raging plague. 

Suicide Silence's stage presence was sickeningly brutal as hell, and it made for an awesome one and a 1/2 hour of virtual, visual and aural torture. The stage lights followed the intensity of the songs and the usage of multi camera angles showed every member of the band in their spirited death metal insanity. I could only imagine how insane it would've been to see them in a live setting with their monstrous stage presence and energy.

I was so bloody enamored with their live presence and skillful execution of their songs during their one and 1/2 hour set, that I was salivating for more sonic hell and head banging fury. Definitely well done for a virtual concert, in the time of COVID-19.    (Unfortunately, no live photos of the band were provided by their label.)

Sarjoo Devani

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