LORDS OF ACID
Brighton Music Hall
March 13, 2019
Photos & Review by Michael LaFleche
The sold out Brighton Music Hall Wednesday night was was the scene where a sea of fans in fishnet, leather, and viny throbbed to the pulsing rhythms of the industrial metal scene. The Lords of Acid plus other bands on the “Pretty in Kink” tour were performing their well known hits along with some new ones.
GABRIEL AND THE APOCALYPSE
Wearing 9-inch platform boots, Lindy Gabriel of Gabriel and the Apocalypse literally kicked off the festivities performing the best of their industrial infusion of goth hard rock. Little Miss Nasty, a BDSM inspired stipper/burlesque circus made of of world-class dancers then performed as a palate cleanser before the Genitorturers. They actually had two showings for the almost 5 hour event at the music hall. I never saw a club so enraptured in all my time in the city of Boston while the girls writhed and danced on stage in full, or actually not so full, Catholic schoolgirl uniform.
LITTLE MISS NASTY
Genitorturers were up next showing the packed room all manner of depravity with it’s lascivious lyrics, trance like guitar riffs, KryZ DK hammering away on his drum kit. Lead singer Gen interacted with man, woman and beast alike throughout the set. The only way to describe the tone and theatrics is as follows. Just think if Quentin Tarantino produced a musical, based on an Alice Cooper concert held at Burning Man in Hell. That almost sufficiently describe what Boston witnessed. There was blood, sex, sacrifice, tentacles, demons, great music and great theater.
Orgy had to follow all of that, but luckily they didn’t try to replicate any of the theatrics of previous acts. They just came out on the stage and slayed with their industrial meets hard dance/rap genre of music that had tons of radio airplay in the late 90’s like Blue Monday.
Lords of Acid were up a few minutes before midnight to spare. The stage was dark and foreboding. Greeting fans on stage with a preamble of music building up to the moment with Praga Khan appeared were musicians Thrall, Kurkan, Bresseleers, Waling and Erhan. It’s hard to believe, but Lords of Acid have been hypnotizing us for the last 30 years with hits that sounds better now than ever. It really shows how important this band is in the history of the the industrial metal genre.
Most of the songs performed are very romantic like the high energy “Sex Bomb” the precocious “Scrood Bi U”, “Sex Cam Girl” and some that are NSFW. Other songs from the set were more devotional in nature, like “Worship the Lords” and “Voodoo-U” Praga Khan seduced us with fantastic tones and movements as she interacted with the packed crowd.
This was absolutely the most interesting, entertaining, sex-laden shows that Boston has seen. I highly encourage anybody who is looking for a transcendental experience to show up at the Pretty in Kink tour dates that remain as it ends this March.
LORDS OF ACID