The future of brutal

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 21, 2010

“The question of ‘Are we metal’ is not a question,” McMaster asserts. “Of course we are. You put our album on and it isn’t MGMT, it’s ridiculous guitar, double bass, screaming. Very by-the-numbers. But it’s interesting with metal and rules — how style and genre tend to have a lot more with what you don’t do. We don’t dress up or wear corpse paint, but musically, we keep the tenets central and try not to jump off the deep end — or ‘go off the rails,’ as you put it.”

KRALLICE + GORGUTS + PORTAL + BLOODY PANDA | Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston | May 25 at 9 pm | $12 | 617.566.9014 or

Editor's Note: In a previous version of this article, it was incorrectly stated that Krallice would be coming to the Middle East this Tuesday, instead they are coming to Great Scott's. The correction has been made above.

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