Thursday 4 July 2019
Come on a hell of a trip with two boundary-pushers of heavy music

Here’s a math exercise: What do you get when you add one devastating metal band to another equally devastating? The perhaps obvious answer is double up on chaos and insanity. Or a soundtrack to nightmares.

The Body and Full of Hell both expertly produce dark and disturbing emotions and create music that is full of unease, pain and agony.

The marriage of The Body’s dissonance, noise and heaviness and Full of Hell’s caustic, grinding, noise-addled death is powerful and striking, bringing out the best of both bands while still pushing boundaries. It’s an amalgamation of swirling horror, beauty and heaviness. You don’t get to see these two bands on the same stage that often, so don’t miss out on a special opportunity.


Both bands are exciting in their own right. But the damn even-more-exciting thing is that these two front-runners of boundary-pushing extreme metal have done two albums together: One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache (2016) and Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light (2017). On these, harsh electronic distortion, nose-to-the-grindstone drumming, oppressive squalls of guitar and contrasting vocals (demonic growls from Full of Hell’s Dylan Walker, higher-pitched shrieks from The Body’s Chip King) whip up one hell of a storm.

This is no music for the faint-hearted. In fact, it is as infuriating as you can possibly imagine. And that is exactly the point. They want it to be difficult and painful. You have been warned.