On the day of the 2015 Rumble Finals, I went back to see what I wrote about Zip-Tie Handcuffs the first time I saw them. Here’s a quote: “The wall of distortion and close-spaced vocal harmonies whipped through the crowd melting faces like the spirits at the end of Raiders Of The Lost Ark.” Yup. Nailed it. First try. Zip-Tie Handcuffs are your 2015 Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble Champions. I love it.
Nemes saved their best for last, with a performance that topped their already rock solid sets from the early rounds. Harmonies, energy and an abundance of hooks left their mark. They’ve got a big sound.
The flying dynamos known as The Static Dynamic opened the 2015 Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble Finals with their tightest, punchiest, most energetic set of the event. I wasn’t sure that was even possible, but it was. It was an electric performance that showed why these wildcards got where they did.
Doomriders roared through their set at The Sinclair like a vicious V8 powered by the beautifully blackened souls of those assembled for this historic show. That’s what you’ve got to do when you’re opening for Slayer.