Thursday 6 September 2018

6 LIVE REVIEWS: THE SLUDGELORD'S 666 PACK REVIEW (Psycho Las Vegas Special 2018)

Words & Photos: Nikos Mixas

It’s a special edition for the 666 PACK REVIEW this month!  THE SLUDGELORD attended Psycho Las Vegas recently, so this month we’re going to rate 6 bands that played the festival. Between the non-stop shenanigans and Instagram takeover, we found time to actually watch the bands. For future potential victims that submit material to THE SLUDGELORD for review, here’s some advice: This festival is where you want to be someday! If you’re new to this, each and every month we handpick 6 review submissions (this month six bands that played Psycho Las Vegas) and critique them by only using 6 words, then we rate them on a scale from 1 to 666!  Check out our Las Vegas themed rating scale below: 

1 – It would have nicer if their tour bus got lost in the desert on the way to the festival.       
2 – One of the Psycho Las Vegas guest DJs was Andrew W.K., he actually stirred up more excitement than the performance this band put on.      
3 – It was kinda average, just like staying at The Excalibur Hotel and Casino these days…
4 – You know the feeling that you get free drinks while your gambling?  Yeahhhhh….       
5 – This band deserves to have a Las Vegas casino named after them and they should be the house band. 
666 – They hit the progressive jackpot (Enter ching! ching! ching! ching! money sounds here…)!  Viva Psycho Las Vegas and THE SLUDGELORD!

Caveat:  Even though the 666 PACK REVIEW is meant to offer humorous critique, there are no safe spaces here and your gripes will only make you sound like a bellyacher.  THE SLUDGELORD is a picky listener…and doesn’t care what you think of his opinions….

Goblin - Rating: 1

Horror soundtracks never sound so bad.

Sunn0))) – Rating: 4

No groove, no problem.  Drone on.

Danzig – Rating: 5

Playing “She Rides” earned this rating.

Danzig Setlist Psycho Las Vegas 2018, European Tour 2018

Elder – Rating: 666!

Most underrated band at this fest.

Indian – Rating: 5

This reunion was meant to be.

Batushka - Rating: 666!

Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Fuck yeah!!!