Photos: Brutai @ Audio, Glasgow

Photos: Brutai @ Audio, Glasgow

“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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