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.