Oklahoma-based band rocks away for charity

January 13, 2011 Review Print Print

During winter break this semester, many bands rocked Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. One OCCC student head-banged in support of local charity.

OCCC sophomore Tyler Comes supplies his heavy vocals to Severed By Sin, an Oklahoma-based band. Along with Comes’ vocals, Chris Poor plays guitar, Andrew “Pablo” Sauceda slaps the bass, while Ben Hill dominates drums.

The last show performed by the crew was Dec. 12 at the Conservatory, located at 8911 N. Western in Oklahoma City.

This performance was special, being the second annual Metal for Christmas: Christmas Connection Benefit and welcomed all ages. That night, profit from all ticket sales were donated to help buy Christmas presents for children.

The Oklahoma Death Militia, the local chapter of an organization which supports all genres of metal, sponsored the event. Along with Severed By Sin, eight other homegrown bands including Six Years Dead, Burial Ritual and Chronicles of Mayhem participated in the event.

I attended this show and had a great time.

Although I don’t listen to metal regularly, it wasn’t hard to get into the music at all.

The showmanship of vocalist Comes is ongoing throughout the performance. He kept the crowd’s attention with high energy singing and clever cracks in between sets.

The melodic bass lines and sadistic drum patterns captured my ears’ attention, while the raw talent and beefy vocals of Comes forced me to throw my fists in the air. I would recommend checking out Severed By Sin to anyone who enjoys live music.

If you would like to listen to Severed by Sin, visit their MySpace page.

Rating: B

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