Master/Dehuman/Damim at The Lounge, London - live review
Venue: The Lounge, London
The Gospel - Live
A busy month for shows, a Sunday night and an early start time combine to create a small audience for tonight’s event. Resurrected death metallers DAMIM  play for all their worth, though, and impress immediately thanks to an understated but charismatic performance that provides a searing assault on the senses. Dynamics and a blackened atmosphere complement the focused aggression on display, boding well for their forthcoming comeback album. Belgians DEHUMAN  bring a youthful and intense blast of aural violence that draws from both the old school and the (relatively) new school of death metal without pigeonholing themselves. MASTER  are forever Master, having retained much the same spirit and approach throughout their 30-plus-year career. Thus we are treated to a totally old-school, unfussy, organic performance of punky death/thrash, with focused and stripped-down songs that perfectly suit a small club environment and more than justify the price of entry.