As you may or may not know I am an avid music listener and am always on the lookout for the next big band. Well I think I found the band that could bring metal back to the forefront.
Last Tuesday I was down at Sacajawea Bar & Grill on West Main; it was 32¢ fajita night, and I wasn't really expecting to hear any great music. I just wanted to get my $1.28 on and then hit the mic over at Carrie Oakie's Bar & Grill on East Main. See I do this great version of Wild Thing where I pee on the audience, but that's another story.
Well there I was, all of 96¢ into my night when who takes the stage: Full Metal Wräkkit. I wish I'd had my camera because I tell you, they were dressed Hard. Core. I don't know what each member looked like individually because, like KISS, their stage gear obscured their true features. In this case it wasn't facepaint and big hair, but for real full suits of armor.
I'm not kidding, one of those dudes even had a goddamn fish on his helmet. I think it was the bassplayer. And as blown away as I was by this, that was nothing compared to their song. Yes, they only played one song. I guess wearing over 80 pounds of greaves and chestplates sort of limits your endurance, but hey, what a song. I transcribed it as best I could so you, too, could share my love for Full Metal Wräkkit.
Deathwarrior in the Valley of Hate Versus Devil-God the Underlord
Listen! all you wanderers
[in a deep creepy voice]
[in a really really high pitch]
"Whence came up yon Devil-God,
With rebel yells we cast our spells
"My Elven army was destroyed
Locked in mortal combat
Today I bring his head back
So that was the song. I guess you'd have to hear it, but it was pretty rockin'. Oh and you know how Public Enemy had those dudes who just stood on stage looking cool? These guys had goddamn squires. No joke, pageboy haircuts and everything. Totally f'ing awesome.