After an absence of 20 years, legendary crossover band HIRAX, finally made their way to Portland,OR October 11th 2008 at the Satyricon. This was easily the greatest show I have seen since I moved here. First up was White Lightning, who I regrettably did not get any pictures of video, but have a lot of promise and are already rad to watch.
In the time of constant retro thrash, Superbad is a brutal breath of fresh grind. Check the link above and check out their current releases as well as upcoming splits. Below is a couple songs from their set
For over a decade Engorged has combined the best parts of thrash, sea creatures, grind,GI Joe, death metal, cthulu, and hardcore together to bring us some of the best monster anthems in metal. Unfortunately the picture is dark in the video but the songs are great, which you already know, and knowing is half the battle.
I have seen HIRAX play in Phoenix,AZ, Cambridge,MA, Las Vegas,NV, and San Diego,CA. But watching them play in Portland,OR was like experiencing it for the 1st time again, only better. The energy of the band and the crowd was unmatched from any of the previous shows. I think you will be able to tell from the videos how much fun this was.