When: Sun., Feb. 11, 8 p.m. 2018
I’m always a little skeptical when checking out metal I haven’t listened to before. I admit it, I’m that asshole. But. Holy. Fucking. Shit, you guys. Mammoth Grinder is probably one of the best metal bands I’ve never heard of, and if you dig death metal with echoey vocals and traces of hardcore (this is definitely not metalcore, guey), you’re gonna want to get to Paper Tiger on Sunday. Also on the bill are Aflictive Nature, who have a similar sound to Mammoth Grinder while leaning a little more in the hardcore direction, and Crawl, a one-man band whose sound can only be described as dark, and sludgy, like you’ve been trapped in a dungeon for a few years. Rounding out the lineup are Cosmic Behemoth, a brooding blackmetal outfit from San Antonio and Austin thrash/punk band Expanders.