Beartooth: Download Festival – photo review

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Beartooth are an American metal core band out of Columbus Ohio.  Formed by Caleb Shomo in 2012 after he quit Attack Attack!  Shomo had begun writing material for Beartooth before he left Attack Attack and  the bands material is very much an outlet for Shomo’s creativity, Beartooth’s material is deeply personal, at times harrowing and often brutal.  In many ways Beartooth’s music gives you a glimpse into the darkest recesses of Shomo’s soul.

Onstage Beartooth perform with an intensity that, quite frankly, leaves you shaken and emotionally drained.  A Beartooth show puts you through the full range of emotions.  During Beartooth’s short set they played seven songs from their debut album “Disgusting.”  In just seven tracks Beartooth deal with child abuse, alcoholism and drug abuse.

Beartooth’s lineup is a strong one, Lumley and Bradbury certainly shred the guitar parts.  It’s harsh, it’s pumping it’s loud and it’s intense.  The rhythm section…

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