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finally found a sound of their own and is definitely making an impact on today’s metal community. Micawber strives to break away from the slow, boring, half-time chugs that have infected the metal scene today, while still maintaining enough energy in their music to put on an intense live show. The band’s line up consists of frontman/vocalist Quentin Biggs, Sean Thompson and Leighton Thompson on guitar,Nick Gouin playing bass, and drummer Tyler “Satch Boogie” Lachowichz. With two self released
CD’s behind them and a relentless tour schedule ahead of them, make
Map of Micawber
- Death Metal
- Band Members
- Sean Thompson-Guitar
Nick (Marv) Gouin-Bass
December 23, 2012
Originally formed in 2007 in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, Micawber has become a band that has created a titan-like reputation for themselves in the Green Bay death metal scene. Previous to Halloween, I was in Eau Claire, WI at a venue and noticed that Micawber was an opening band for one of the most controversial and popular death metal acts of all time, Cannibal Corpse. So upon attending their most recent show at the Hideout in Green Bay, I was not surprised at all that they drew a reasonably good sized and extremely enthusiastic crowd.
Using extremely low brutal and guttural screams is certainly one of Micawber’s go-to techniques to set them apart from other local death metal acts. Impressive lightning-fast drumming and technically savvy guitar riffs were also aspects of Micawber that really seemed to captivate the audience. However, comparing their live sound to their recorded sound I have to admit a lot of their lower guitar riffs got lost in their live performance. Nevertheless, it was easy to hear the higher guitar sweeps and tapping that they were performing, but I just would have liked to have been able to hear more distinction and clarity in the majority of their song’s backbone riffs.
Personally, I felt that the best part of their performance, by far, was their stage presence. Really moving around the stage and head banging was a huge part of making their stage performance attention grabbing. Having the majority of the band with long hair constantly head banging and wind-milling their hair was great to see, because let’s be honest, head banging with short hair cannot even compare to how awesome it looks to head bang with long hair.
Taken as a whole, Micawber definitely is an act that the death metal scene in Wisconsin really seems to enjoy, appreciate, and fully back. They are very talented musicians who possess the motivation to rise in the scene and who I think most likely will be seen as one of the biggest death metal heavyweights in the nation sometime in the future.
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