Sunday, April 15, 2007
All photo's copyright of the publisher.
'In Mordred's case, they don't so much defy description so much as cover just about every base you could possibly imagine. Shambling onstage, the San Franciscans journey through cataclysmic crescendos of scratching Rap meets Funk meets Metal, with some Thrash thrown in. Absolute crazy-assed lunacy! James Sanguinetti hammers out the huge, grungy riffs, Gannon Hall beats the living daylights out of his tortured skins and Scott Holderby spits out the lyrics in a manner that's so indecipherable as to make Mordred sound like any other thrash metal band you could name. However, underneath all this mayhem Aaron Vaughn mixes, scratches and raps in a way that'd make any other DJ hang their head in shame. As if to enforce their unpredictability, the band even slotted in a little of country & western and a shambolic rendition of the theme to 'Mash'! All this plus album faves 'High Potency', 'Killing Time' and 'Falling Away', and a couple of new numbers. And the icing on the cake was an almost note for note stab at Thin Lizzy's classic 'Johnny The Fox' - complete with scratching 'n' rapping of the title! - that must surely have prompted the Ace of Spades himself to look down from the Heavenly Bar & grill and nod approvingly.'
Review by Kevin McDempster (who probably wasn't even at the gig considering some of his bizarre descriptions of the band!!)