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Spring Awakening 2014

Friday at Spring Awakening was probably the most exciting event I’ve been to in a long time. The winter was long and unforgiving, maybe it was just the thought of Summer snows, but I was a little unsure of the event that was to be.

The real show that sticks out to me was seeing Destroid. In my early high school years I was infatuated with Numetal. The Deftones, Marilyn Manson, Korn, Nine Inch Nails, and Rob Zombie were staples in my musical influences.Their use of crass instruments and heavy and evil sounding vocals got out all my angst I had as a teenager. The band Destroid, used the image of Numetal in an almost poppy EDM way.

Four people walked out on stage: a drummer, a guitarist, a bassist and a vocalist. They had their look on point. Their suits glowed with their music, they looked like something out of a Numetal music video. The drummer, looking like a foe of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the predator, had long dreads that appeared to be plugged into the PA system. Instead of primarily Metal-ness, they use both Trap and Dubstep styling to get their image across.

The equipment they used was also something one could geek out to. The drummer’s things took a huge beating through the hour and a half show. Both the guitarist and bassist used a custom Guitar / Key-tar / Midi controller that was tailored to what they were playing. I recall seeing them setting up and being a little intimidated by the way they looked. I saw my friend David’s eyes widen up as they walked across stage. I was the first one in the crowd to point them out and soon everyone in the crowd was attempting to mosh to the Numetaltrap-step.


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