This is not metal, nor is it punk; after the opening by id m theft able, it was a sound event, made by people far off the grid of those local scenes. For probably the first time in many, many months, earplugs were essential. The guitar — here played stoically by new addition Asa Irons (the Ecstatic Peace dark drone guitarist formerly of both Feathers and Witch) — dealt in modern psychedelic riffery, but all other sounds Taboo made are better described by concept or sensation rather than genre. Violent, dismissive, wincing. Microphones were hurled across the room. Chairs were thrown at people who did not want them thrown at them.