Closing out a weekend run of shows for their recent album While They Were Sleeping (Metal Blade) New York City’s Candiria made their to Amityville Long Island to The Amityville Music Hall. With openers ranging from hardcore to metal to just straight up weird, it was an eclectic night for sure.
Setting things off was Sanction, they brought the hardcore element to the night. While Time King and The Lysine Contingency added some progressiveness. Tiger Flowers added a more grooving rock edge to the hardcore themed night.
Supporting this entire run of shows was Brooklyn’s own, Netherlands. With an incense covered stage and crazy time signatures, discordant keyboards, this three-piece unit is my kind of weirdness. If you’re a fan of Neurosis and other noise fueled bands, you’ll be overjoyed. If you are not, you’ll be standing there with arms crossed wondering the hell is going on.
Once Candiria hit the stage, the crowd unified and the madness elevated. Running through 13 songs, consisting of almost every album except Kiss the Lie, a good chunk of the set was from their new album. Songs like ‘Mereya’ and ‘The Whole World Will Burn’ fit in smoothly with songs like ‘Year One’ and ‘Dead Bury the Dead’. They played their complex brand of music with a few old-fashioned mic scream along pile on’s. Singer Carley Coma and company still have that youthful energy to their music that still make you think and keep you engaged after now a 25-year career. There’s no sight of stopping for this New York train named Candiria. With Metal Blade Records keeping them busy this year, a lot of people will be getting their first taste ever or, at least their first after a really long time. I’d make sure to catch them when they make their triumphant return the west coast after a 14-year hiatus next month.
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