Combichrist - With Full Force - Ferropolis, Germany - June 24, 2017
Kreator had gone overtime with not one, but two encores, which were well-deserved. Finally feeling more well, I decided to stay longer for my guilty electro-industrial (more specifically, “aggrotech”) pleasure, Combichrist. Catchy tunes like “Throat Full of Glass” with a disturbingly violent music video and the definitely industrial “What the F* is Wrong with You” kept the couple hundred people still out this late dancing around and enjoying the show. The frontman Andy LaPlegua, of Norway, kept up the “bad guy” appearance on stage, with a murderously cold stare and aggressive mannerisms. The drummer barely sat behind the drum kit, which was turned to the side, and would stand up at every opportunity, as well as swing at the drums with the longest arm reach possible. The bassist and guitarist were full of energy, though Andy jumped and around the stage the most. The band’s energy was definitely something penetrating, and I left feeling satisfied.