Anarchy & Mephostophilis
Reviewer: Moustapha Laithy - 2012-09-05
Highlights: It was one hell of a night
It has been an incredibly busy year for the Egyptian Metal Scene and amidst the din, El Sawy Culturewheel was host to the "Neckbuster" concert: an event that focused on promoting band's with original compositions (“Originals Night.”) It was one a hell of a show with great bands, an amusing sound system, and was well organized overall.
The show started with spine-snapping breakdowns by the first band of the night's raging performance, "Mephostophilis." Personally, I didn't like how their performance copied, "Crabcore" (the Attack!Attack! Style), though, their show was aggressive and they managed to set fire to the audience. Their musicianship wasn't impeccable and there were accuracy problems concerning their breakdowns, this, however, could be fixed if the band finds a real drummer instead of relying on a drum machine during live performances.
Next band had “Anarchy” take to the stage, I tend to call them the, “progressive monsters” (or even dragons) because of their incredible stage presence and charisma. Their set list invited the audience to participate and had everyone involuntarily headbanging. Anarchy honored the event with announcing that their new single, “Pandora” will be played live for the first time tonight. It was a surprise to say the least, the song completely altered Anarchy's image as it included some growling techniques that have not been present before.