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Genitorturers @ Blender Theater at Gramercy (11/17/2009)

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Artist: Genitorturers
Venue: Gramercy Theatre (New York, NY)
Opener: Sex Slaves, Nassau Chainsaw
Date: 11/17/2009
Label: Retribution Music

Although I remember reviewing a CD or DVD release or two in the past from the Genitorturers, I had to admit that they were never really my thing and I was more focused on the blazing Power Metal or the crushing sounds brought on by those dark Norwegian powers that be. Of course there was a certain amount of curiosity about how they did their stuff in the live sense and fortunately when the group came through town to promote their latest album “Blackheart Revolution” I felt it would be the perfect chance to learn. The show would be at The Gramercy Theatre and have Nassau Chainsaw and Sex Slaves as the openers. I wanted to see what everyone was like tonight so I made sure to arrive nice and early. Here is how the show went down for those who are wondering.
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“Nikki” by Sex Slaves

Artist: Sex Slaves
Title: “Nikki”
Label: Germ Music
Release Date: N/A
Genre: Punk
Rating: 3/5

A fun throwback to old school American punk, this is a decent effort replete with buzzsaw guitars and some very impressive drumming by Marty E. Not metal by any stretch of the imagination, this album is a catalog of sex-obsessed frustration and disappointment that everyone can relate to, and the band’s theme tune — the imaginatively titled “Sex Slaves” — sounds like a fair approximation of the Danzig-era Misfits, “whooooas” and all, so how can you not show these guys some love?
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