Concert Review: A Cutthroat Comeback

Cutthroat Conspiracy at the Rail Club on 7/27/18

Civil unrest got that evening going around 8 p.m. at The Rail Club on Friday July 27th. There an up-and-coming act with influences from Avenged Sevenfold Mushroomhead Slipknot and Trivium plus many more. I have seen these guys quite a few times now and they generally improve every time. While still incredibly new to the DFW scene they are extremely hungry and can pull a crowd. Stage presence is improving tremendously along with overall musicianship. Keep an eye on these guys.
Suffer The Human Condition built upon the momentum that civil unrest started. They are extremely heavy with a Beat down Style of music. The crowd was starting to fill in as their set was mid performance. With influences from Chelsea Grin born of Osiris and the Black Dahlia murder they come to melt faces. They have been opening up for some major acts in the past and they’re building a name based on always bringing a Great energy to the stage.
Hunt the dinosaur are a prehistoric kick to the teeth. Taking the stage around 9:40 and building on the momentum of two heavy acts before them they kept the momentum going what does stage presence like a club to the Head. A progressive Deathcore band from Dallas Texas kept Alive by Hunter Madison and Brice Butler hunt the dinosaur has building a name for itself since 2014. Hunter’s vocal prowess allows them to hit some crazy highs. These guys are all over the place and are technically sound when it comes to life performances. While they may not be exactly my cup of tea they seriously do what they do well.
Head Stitch have been a staple in the local DFW metal scene for quite some time now. A Deathcore metal band with a Groove to it they have put in the work and have built the reputation that they deserve. Their stage presence is always something to behold with masks and great movement. David McClanahan has never lacked in any performance I’ve seen to date. Even with some member changes adding Kevin St. John on say in John on bass they still have their signature sound and generally pull a pretty decent crowd. If you get the chance definitely check out had Stitch the next time you can.
The moment of the evening finally arrived that we were all waiting for was finally upon us. The last performance being on October 7th, of 2017 opening for Memphis May Fire  and Norma Jean the journey to this day has been a long bumpy road. Member loss and the rebuilding process that led to this point made it a triumphant return to The Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas. The crowd had packed in quite a bit over the evening and were ready to see the new face of Cutthroat Conspiracy. Leading off with “Decadence” the new single that’s on Spotify and has a lyric video on YouTube they set the tone for the rest of the performance. Play hits like “Ashes, Leap Of Faith, and Comfort in Darknes” the crowd chanted along and with ecstatic enthusiasm and the guys seemed to feed on the energy. Interacting with the crowd is something they’ve always been good at but tonight fans were beaming and screaming the appreciation they had. A lot of members from other local bands such as Dispositions and Forget Conformity we’re also out to catch the comeback show. It felt like they never left, musically they sounded whole and full backing the deep vocals of Cameron Dawson. They ended the night with one of their most popular songs “One Missed Call” had the crowd singing along to every line. I’m excited to see how these guys can polish it up and push the performance and sound to the next level.
Brently Kirksey

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