Atlanta Music in 2011: Our Favorite Things 

Electro's takeover, the threat of Apocalypse, and Killer Mike's humongous balls

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Gurthang of Abyssus; proof that black metal lives. - CHAD RADFORD
  • Gurthang of Abyssus; proof that black metal lives.

Harbinger of the Apocalypse — I don't make it over to the Bluff very often — a neighborhood a homeless man once told me stands for "Better Leave U Fuggin' Fool!" — but catching Abyssus' opening set at Archive Gallery the night that Inquisition played brought the year to a visceral close. Who knew that in 2011 a group of young, disaffected kids could put a distinctively wicked, Southern spin on black metal? The devil may have gone down to Georgia, but surely he tucked tail and headed north after one look at this death-afflicted trio. The corpse paint wasn't pretty, and when frontman Mortem screamed, the presence of evil in the room became palpable. It was a powerful show from an unexploited dark side of Atlanta's music scene; an apocalyptic vision of things to come in 2012. — CR

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