- Date 5th August 2012
- Venue Xrong Place (Kolkata, West Bengal)
- Bands Dead Veneration, Mortar & Purgation
- Photo Courtesy Moloy, Kallol and Sid
- Event By Putrid Ascendancy
Day 2 witnessed yet another brutal, facemelting thrash and death assault. Definitely the turn-out was much less, but that day Kolkata surely witnessed the true music listeners, the energy wasn't one bit less. The proceedings were no bit different from the Day 1. The gig welcomed all the qualitative listeners with a bang on timing at 12 pm sharp.
The next day started with Dead Veneration, and this time, oh boy, didn't they just blew the venue apart? OH YES! Ripping away the soul of each and every person present there, Dead Veneration continued it's series of Old School Death Metal attack. They started with their OC, "Circle Of Deceit", a brilliant composition with real haunting intro. I always loved their OC's and their vocals. No nonsense, pure Death Metal was what they wanted to supply the audience with. Covers of Bolt Thrower and Obituary led to a mayhem in the audience. They also showed their respect towards Dhwesha, yet another Old School Death metal outfit from Bangalore. No disappointment from them this time. Under their pseudo-names, they proved to be pseudo-poseur musical extravaganza. As their debut performance, they certainly did a wonderful job. Looking forward for more from these suburban death lads, in future and wishing them luck as well!
Setlist: Circle of Decit
Obituary-Back From Dead
Band Members: Abhishek Das-Vocals/drums
The next band up was Mortar. Wasn't this band awaited for, by the mob? Incessant thrash assault was what people awaited. Powerful and tight, absolutely striking they were. Vocals were much improved than before and sounded like constant teutonic guttural rasp, guitar riffs were intricate, neat and enjoyable, drummer made a usage of good amount of fill rolls and double bass, bassist was well supportive and energy provider. Co-ordination among the band was super, that drove the crowd for relentless headbangs and constant attempt to mosh the venue down. The ending of their setlist was perfect as they say "WE ARE NOT OLD SCHOOL, YOU ARE". Mortar was definitely crowd pleasing, constant powerhouse of energy. A great debut performance with their OC, well written and composed. "Ground Reality" by them created an instant stir, when they were released as they were the only Thrash Metal band of it's own kind for the first time in Kolkata. People from across the country appreciated their song and surely it was a treat watching them, live. Great future aspect for this band, and in no time they would be owning the city. Mortar brothers, huge thumbs up from my side!
Setlist: Human Plague
Kreator- Riot Of Violence/People Of Lie
Sepultura- Inner self
Band members: Nilabja Banerjee-Vocals
The last and final act for RAF was Purgation. An old and the only most experienced band, Purgation is a merciless Brutal Death Metal outfit from Kolkata. They have been active in the city for quite sometime, also they have performed in Bangalore's well known, Undergrind Fest, which was headlined by Wormrot. "Kill your mother, rape your dog" boomed in the venue, as they mercilessly covered Dying Fetus and forced the people to bang their heads with their well prepared songs. Their OC's are well composed and their lyrics are as brutal as their genre. I have witnessed Purgation several times before, and I have always been apprehensive towards their performances. They have surely reached a great height, and would be achieving more in future. Fucking A+ performance. A perfect Brutal Death Metal assault drew the ending line of the Day 2, RAF. Purgation sure left an unfinished gory thirst amongst the crowd for more, that would keep coming over and over again, for more. Thank you, Purgation for the brilliant performance, and an cheers to you guys for more to come!
Setlist: Dying Fetus- Kill Your Mother, Rape Your Dog
Autopsy- Charred Remains
Cannibal Corpse- Stripped, Raped, Strangled
Rule of Butchery
Suffocation- Infecting The Crypts
Band Members: Subhajit Dasgupta : Vocals
Ritual Ascension Fest finally came to an end, with a huge response from the audience. Putrid endeavors by Putrid Ascendancy has been a grave success, with people around, talking for further gigs by Putrid Ascendancy. All the pseudo metalheads, would be eradicated and educated to true Metal. The main motive of RAF was certainly not to show how old school they are, but to educate the masses about the true essence of Metal. They concluded that Core-kata can be transformed and there can be huge worshipers of true Metal as well. A huge thanks to all those who came down, and supported and only for them, the gig has received such positive energy, and successful reports. I would certainly be coming back for more and more. And a huge thanks to Putrid Ascendancy for comprehending such a fest in Kolkata. Thank you to them as well, for giving me the oppurtunity to pen down few words for the show. Hails to all!
She female from Kolkata having a strong love towards Death Metal. Currently, she is doing Computer Science engineering. She started listening to legends like Deep Purple, WhiteSnake and Pink Floyd as early as when she was just little kid.
In the meanwhile, exploring this arena made her to like more underground forms such as Old school death metal and has formed immense love towards it. She admires and loves music and despises pseudo-genres and trend, having a special love for Indian Music scene and have firm belief that they would go a very very very long way towards success, in the years to come!
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