I am writing this article exactly one month, two weeks later after the event. It took me that long because I was and still trying to figure out why Kenyan night clubs do not like rockers. But then again it’s a reflection of the society’s opinion on rock/metal. I have been judged almost my whole […]
The bands on this night represent varying aspects of time and place. Parking Lot Grass are necessarily the present forces. Although they can do with a bit of improvement, they are still sufficient. Rash borrow from the strength of the forefathers like Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, AC/DC and Judas Priest, reinforcing the foundations of today and bringing hope for a better tomorrow. SVNL on the other hand represent what this kind of alternative scene is. Something greater than anyone of us, unconstrained by time, notions of right or wrong and showing there is indeed no limit to ingenuity.
Rash’s fifth single is based on the state of the world today where everyone is a slave to one device or another, cold and distant. Zombies in the truest sense of the word.
The moshpit comes to birth at the rise of the moon. Metalheads like a dark cloud of bats swarming and blackening the twilight, appear from the solitude of their conversational caverns. We huddle in expectation and reverberate to the sound of the beast that refuses to die. Some violently as if in a magical trance. There’s pushing and pulling, hoarse shouting and those who fall and meet the ground do so gracefully. At times it is a meeting of elbows and haws and on occasion and a rising boot meets a swininging head. When I withdraw to catch my breat at our table, the bong of shisha is gone and the taste of blood lingers at the edge of my tongue.
These bands will inject a fresh flavor into the rock scene. Assuming that our predictions are spot on, we hope that these bands will be able to build on the momentum that they will have going for them. We hope to see them at every event possible, better and frequent social media interaction and perhaps a few collaborative efforts between them and the more established bands. Until then keep it Kenyan and stay brutal.