“You need to see them live bro!”.
That’s often the battle cry we use to convince others, or to defend, or favourite bands. Sometimes records don’t do you justice but a stage, an arena, a floor…well, they’re the home of great music. Which isn’t always true. In fact, most of the time it isn’t. The stage is a cruel mistress who insists on honesty, which doesn’t do a lot of bands any favours. It did do so bad for Brutai though.
Hand on my heart, I wasn’t too convinced by the band’s recorded output. I can’t really put my finger on why, but it didn’t grab me. Live however Brutai are pretty impressive. Their tight and thundering approach to metalcore is pretty satisfying bursting forth from a PA. The fact the band utilise two talented singers to deliver the lush melodic elements of their sound is a great advantage, and one that works as an excellent foil to their heavier moments.
It’s still early days for their new line up, now bolstered by a new drummer and the addition of electronics, but the potential is obvious. A few more shows and hours in the rehearsal room and I wouldn’t be surprised if Brutai become an underground force to be reckoned with.
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