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EyeHateGod

Sept. 4
8 p.m.
$22-$25
Metal, Punk, Rock

Eyehategod’s comeback has been a remarkable one. The New Orleans sludge metallers made their impact felt throughout the ’90s, particularly with the mid-decade LPs Take As Needed for Pain (which Rolling Stone recently named one of the 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time) and Dopesick. While deeply rooted in Sabbathian bludgeon, their music reliably demonstrates versatility—sometimes they’ll accelerate to the speed of hardcore, other times they’ll execute a blues-rock power riff with echoes of NOLA’s ancient blues history. 2000’s subpar Confederacy of Ruined Lives would be the last record fans heard from the band for over a decade, but EHG finally returned in 2014 with their self-titled LP, which will go down as the band’s last album to feature drummer Joey LaCaze, who died before it was finished. Evidently, though, aging hasn’t diminished the band’s collective vitality, as the album contains exceeding levels of ferocity. (See: the manic punk of “Framed to the Wall”). Cro-Mags, Hive, and Pyralis open.