This is the follow up from our first article covering the Friday Night of Okanagan Disintegration 2019. Day two started earlier than the majority of shows at The Post. Which didn’t stop people from showing up early.
It was a real pleasure to see new faces out at The Post.
Two reasons to show up early: it’s Okanagan Disintegration 2019 … and DEATH MACHINE was opening up the show. For the first and only time they performed as a five piece.
Dylan took a step back from the band for reasons and was replaced by the young and incredibly talented Tanner Benedict. With Dylan returning to the band and Tanner now stepping out they took the opportunity to send him off performing all together.
This was one loud beasty performance by this tech groove death thrash [insert more sub-genres here] band. We’ve covered these talented guys many times including being the first guests on our show! They are only getting better over time. Be sure to come out and see them!
Hallux returned to Kelowna after playing here a couple months back. One of two bands from Vancouver on day two and they brought their thrashy death metal.
It was great to see these guys again and that they made the trek from Vancouver to party with us over the weekend.
Total Isolation was a total surprise to me! With only the “WINFIELD demo” up on their bandcamp and minimal information beyond that there was a shroud of mystery for me while researching what I could. I enjoyed the demo and was slightly skeptical while awaiting their set.
After some discussion with Richard we came to the conclusion that Total Isolation comes close to sounding like Bolt Thrower in their earlier days. This was by far the one band that was straight forward death metal. No gimmicks, no melody, just straight up death. I was told they had played in Kelowna previously and it would be great to see them again sometime in the near future!
Sludge/doom metallers Gardner came down from Vernon to set the atmosphere for the continued night of devastation in the Okanagan. Their music was another one that I didn’t listen to before hand so decided to go in blind. Their set was highly enjoyable and helped break up the night through the heavy metal death metal bands throughout the lineup.
The guitar tones reminded me more of heavy/doom styled metal while the vocals progressed into more of a post-metal style. All around highly enjoyable with some really great sounding material.
Local blackened death metallers Apollyon hit us extremely hard with their last Kelowna show for the year. This also marked the last show for drummer Nic Depper who will be dearly missed! Fellow metalheads threw down in the pit to old and new material.
Much like a lot of the bands we cover here they’ve been hard at work on new material even though their latest release came out a mere year ago. But it is the creative drive that keeps amazing projects going!
Truen’t: the missed opportunity
Spencer and the boys of Truent love memes and I feel like not naming the band Truen’t is a hugely missed opportunity!
Anyways Truent blew us away again with some of the grooviest metal around. Even bringing some new tracks with more technical riffs and licks left me wanting a new studio recording by these guys! They arrived early too showing up at The Post some time in the afternoon. That’s some dedication to bring the metal to the Okanagan.
It’s always a fantastic time when they come to put on a show for us. I do believe this is now the third time (or more maybe) that they’ve played in Kelowna this year. Which we’ve covered two of their visits and we’ll cover them again and again!
I had never listened to WAKE before but knew of their grindcore/death style. Man, these fellows brought it hard. Thanks to them for stopping by Kelowna to finish up the festival in a mind blowing manner.
What a fantastic weekend! Much love and respect to Braden for organizing such a fantastic festival and Muninn’s Post for hosting it. We look forward to coming back again next year and doing it all over!
Please take some time to consider purchasing some of the music of the bands that took part in Okanagan Disintegration.