Concert Review: Snails's The Shell Tour

On December 7 dubstep artist, Snails, shook Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom (actually) on his The Shell Tour. His bass heavy set, prefaced by Hekler, SVDDEN DEATH, Voyd and Bro Safari, featured cinematic visuals and was centered on remixes his personal album, The Shell.

While the transitions had been seamless and the drops heavy, the set general was considerably one-noted. Sustaining an over hour lengthy set with simply quick and weighty bass might be exhausting for crowd-goers. Do not get me fallacious, I take pleasure in head-banging simply as a lot as some other dubstep-loving music listener, however after some time my neck begins to harm. I imagine the set may have been improved by altering the tempo to permit for slower construct ups and thus deeper drops.

However, tempo apart, the spotlight The Shell present is the visuals. With two screens, one behind and the opposite in entrance, Snails was in a position to assemble an nearly Three-D like impact. In addition, the photographs had been nearly cinematic, telling the story a hero and his laser gun-toting snail squad as they combat alien creatures. At some extent within the present an enormous inflatable snail exploded from the DJ stand, making it seem as if the Canadian artist was driving its again.

Overall the present is a should see. The stage arrange and manufacturing is one--a-kind, and Snails ability as a DJ are inevitable. It just isn't straightforward to remix one’s personal music after which seamlessly interweave it collectively to create an distinctive dubstep present. A couple of dates are nonetheless obtainable on the tour which you'll be able to try right here.

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