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Live Review Jucifer wraps up Autumn Destruction US Tour at Kung Fu Necktie

31 January 2017 No Comment

Jucifer

Jucifer
Autumn Destruction Tour
12-15-2016 @ Kung Fu Necktie
Philadelphia, PA
Photos & Review by James Kelly

Some bands simply can not be easily described to a friend or simply recommended for a cold listen. There are some acts that can only be truly appreciated when witnessed live, in a small bar, on a blistering cold December evening when the warmth of the indoors is overshadowed by bludgeoning waves of sludgy doom riffs that penetrate from a wall-like gallery of amplifiers.

This can be said of Jucifer, a Athens, Georgia husband and wife duo and purveyors of their formidable “nomad sludge metal deathdrone amplifier cult”. Made up of hypnotic guitarist and vocalist Gazelle Amber Valentine and ferocious drummer Edgar Livengood, Jucifer have long established themselves as road warriors, touring their brand of polarizing “deathdrone” sludge constantly since the early ’90s.

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With a reputation preceding them, Jucifer took the small stage just before midnight Thursday at the Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood on the tail end of their Autumn Destruction US Tour. Backed by a Great Wall of loyal amplifiers, the duo shared the quaint stage and a kinetic rhythm with each other which remained constant and tangible throughout one of the loudest hours of the lives of the innocent spectators. Never stopping to speak to the audience or to announce the title of the next song, Jucifer gifted the Nectkie’s sardine-packed crowd to an audible test of the soul; a disorienting bludgeoning of the senses.

The band has just completed a lengthy tour of Europe and the United States supporting their latest release ‘District of Dystopia’ (2014 Nomadic Fortress) and kicked off the 2017 Spring Savaging tour of the Northeast in Richmond Virginia on January 22 with dates announced through February 2017. Wherever you are, at some point, Jucifer will be there, and they are an experience worth savoring. Follow Jucifer for tour dates & news here.

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