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Tyrants of Chaos and Despite the Reverence bring the metal

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It was all about metal and hard rock at the Slice, Saturday, May 4.Despite the Reverence at the Slice, May 4. photo by Richard Amery
 I arrived midway through an intense set from Tyrants of Chaos and was surprised not to see the place packed as it usually is for Tyrants’s brand of ’80s style  New Wave of British  Heavy Metal.

So there were plenty of  big guitar riffs and the occasional harmonized guitar solo with frontman Phil  Sirias shrieking his head off, hitting high notes that would do either Bruce Dickinson or Rob Halford proud. They played several tracks from their latest EP “…Into Oblivion” including “Trench Foot,” “Chaos Train,” and even dug deep for an older song “ Metal Gods.”

They ended  their set, with an homage to one of their idols Anthrax.

 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s “ Despite The Reverence had more of a punk feel. They played in front Curtiss Vaselenak and Phil Sirias of Tyrants of Chaos at the Slice, May 4. Photo by Richard Ameryof stacks of amps which seemed a little too loud for the Slice, but they kept the volume to a reasonable level.

 Their frontman reminded me of  The Headstones’ Hugh Dillon. They played a tight set chock full of big riffs and a lot of energy.

—  by Richard Amery, L.A.Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 15 May 2019 09:10 )  
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