Bell Witch/Primitive Man/God Root Live at Kung Fu Necktie!! – Philadelphia, PA 11/7/17



A cold night of misery, doom and a fuck ton of reverb. The bleak weather was a perfect fit for this show and despite the rain it was a packed house. I always appreciate a solid bill and this show did not disappoint. With new releases from Seattle’s  BELL WITCH, Mirror Reaper, a funeral doom masterpiece  and Colorado natives PRIMITIVE MAN’S Caustic,an excellent follow up to their 2014 record Scorn, I knew this was not the show to miss.



The night began with Philly’s own avant-sludge GOD ROOT as they set the doom-filled atmosphere and crushed the audience with a killer performance. PRIMITIVE MAN, a personal favorite, did not let me down. With their new release Caustic they have managed to become even more devastatingly heavy since I saw them in 2016 with DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT. The trio was absolutely on fire that night, so if they’re coming to your city do not miss them. BELL WITCH played an equally mesmerizing set to a full house. I wasn’t sure how the duo’s songs would translate in a live setting but the music pulls you into a trance. The sound guys at Kung Fu Necktie did these bands justice for sure!


LIVE IMAGES AND WORDS: KELLY SHARADIN



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