LA’s hardcore titans, Terror treated Philly fans to an intimate performance at The Barbary on December 4th for what was a righteous throw-down of heavy hitters including supporting performances by Strength For a Reason, Rock Bottom, Fire & Ice, Cruel Hand, and Bottom Feeder.
Terror are currently touring in support of their most recent LP, Keepers Of The Faith, which dropped last year on Century Media Records to rave reviews from long-time critics and fans. Terror helped define what is considered modern hardcore by taking elements of thrash metal and hardcore vocals and blurring these lines since the early 2000s. With monstrous vocal anthems that sit on top of speedy riffs and thrashy beats, many of today’s second-generation of hardcore fans have come to redefine the term “hardcore” as this predominant sound. This is a far stretch from bands like Black Flag and Circle Jerks that defined the term in 80s, as the genre has seen a constant evolution that is equally embraced and shunned.
Regardless of what you consider “hardcore,” one thing is for sure- Terror brought the thunder and last week’s performance proved that the band’s sound is still a prevailing force to reckoned with as we head into 2012.
It should be noted that this show also marked the return of singer and front-man Dion to Rock Bottom, who along with a solid list of supporting bands, brought their A-game to the table before the mighty Terror closed out the night courtesy of Philly Hardcore Shows.
The magnificently talented Anne Spina of Anne Spina Photography was on hand to capture another stellar set of photos for your viewing pleasure.
So without further ado..
All Pictures by Anne Spina
Words by Joshua T. Cohen