Local Music Reviews
What must these boys’ mums think? I know what I thought the first time I stood outside their studio door and heard them practice, “What the hell is that!?”
Since that time, I have seen them perform several times, and I’m really starting to like them. Because they have such a unique sound (as compared to most Salt Lake bands), you have to watch and listen with an open mind. I did that when I saw them play with Blast, and I was really surprised.
Slaughterchrist has two vocalists, Mike Mayo (bass & vocals) and Mark Earl (guitar & vocals), who not only share the role of a lead vocalist but often sing together. Brothers Greg Mulholland (drums) and Mike Mulholland (guitar) fill the rest of the band’s slots.
Slaughter Christ play only original music, which they keep in the style they have developed as a band. Nine months ago, the band formed from two other bands, Death Cry and Baphomet. The band doesn’t get to play very often because very few shows come through town that they can play with. However, they have done a studio recording, and it is really good. Mark says they aren’t going to release it locally until they have a chance to send it to some record companies in hopes of getting noticed.
They practice almost every day, and they are always moving forward. So, if you are up for a good thrashing, check them out. They will be playing at The Word the first weekend in October.