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Misery Index live in Munich

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Last Updated on 17:24 by Nikos Nakos

Among so many live concerts around Greece this year I can understand why many metal heads will lose enough of them, as probably can’t afford the wage and the cost of all these shows. Yet some of them just can’t be missed. Misery Index’s performance after almost 20 years after their last appearance in Athens is a must go, believe me. It was 2004 when I saw them and yes they were a blast, destroying everything around them. Truth be told I don’t have spare time to write as much as I want and as many as I have to articles, tributes and texts for Metal Invader even for my column, but first it was a Facebook post by Nakos the frontman of Mortal Torment, that remind me of Misery Index’s first live album and then something drove me to my warehouse and found the big orange box I have, which I took from the old offices of the magazine in Athens and keep many stuff there (among cassettes, demos, posters and singles), that for almost ten years I left in oblivion and dust and found a ‘promo’ of Live in Munich, with a artwork cover printed on a cheap printer and a non official copied cd that had several scratches still played as a new on my stereo.
C’mon this can’t be a coincidence!
The bands then line – up was Jason Netherton: bass, vocals Adam Jarvis: drums Mark Kloeppel: guitar, vocals Darin Morris: guitar.
Recorded in February 2012 in Germany, on the Full Of Hate festival tour with Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse and Legion Of The Damned, this album may lack of the plurality of a best of track listing would have as it focused as expected on back then Americans’ last two works, “Traitors” and “Heirs To Thievery” namely, (and a remix of “Siberian” from their 2011 split with Lock Up), yet it only takes 35 minutes of excellent performance to understand why Misery Index are one of a kind killers on stage, move like a tight unit, technically perfect, aggressive, full of energy and dynamic making a name of a boundless beast, that fans around the world don’t miss a chance to see them live again and again. As for the live album itself, it may be one of the most well kept secret of grind… please note that their lead singer/bassist Jason Netherton was getting his PhD that time the album was recorded…Highlights: ‘The Carrion Call’, ‘The Spectator’ and ‘Traitors’.

Notice that the album was released on numbered die-cut vinyl and digital download only!

Giorgos Tsekas
Giorgos Tsekas
"Κάποτε Όταν Θα ‘χουμε Καιρό... Θα Σκεφτούμε Πάνω Στις Ιδέες Όλων Των Μεγάλων Στοχαστών, Θα Θαυμάσουμε Τους Πίνακες Όλων Των Μεγάλων Ζωγράφων, Θα Γελάσουμε Με Όλους Τους Χωρατατζήδες, Θα Φλερτάρουμε Όλες Τις Γυναίκες, Θα Διδάξουμε Όλους Τους Ανθρώπους" Μπ. Μπρεχτ

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