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BEST OF 2018 – Editor’s Picks

2018! What a year it’s been! We’ve had so many exciting things come across our collective desks that it was…

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Live Review: Mac Sabbath at Dickens Pub 

Friday 07th, December 2018 / 10:38
By Trevor Hatter

Live MacSabbath
Photo by Trevor Hatter

Dickens Pub
Nov. 7, 2018  

CALGARY – On the crusty surface Mac Sabbath appear to be aping the grandfathers of doom, our beloved Black Sabbath. It’s an easy comparison to the layman, but appearances are not all that they seem. Contrary to this commonly held belief, frontman Ronald Osbourne explains they emerged from a rift in the space-time continuum linking our dimension with theirs. The magical forest where Mac Sabbath gestated exists in a chaotic universe where fast food mascots are biological entities – living beings who feel pain and use artistic expression to curb the madness fermenting inside their special sauce-slathered souls. These creations, born from cardboard corporate imaginations to sell junk food to children, became sentient and pissed-off. Rejecting their purpose as slaves to their overlord, Mac Sabbath are now determined to peddle face-melting rock ‘n’ roll sustenance instead. Despite the obvious differences in our worlds, knowing how to party is a universal language. Slayer MacCheeze blasted out sizzling riffs over a creamy rhythm section featuring Grimalice slapping bass and the Catburgular on drums. Ronald topped it all off with skewering lyrics pointed at their creators while springing snakes from condiment bottles, turning buckets of beer into confetti and dealing with an endless flurry of silk scarves. These cursed figures brought magic to the gathering of bangers; sharing their existential angst drew us closer together and left the crowd screaming “I’m loving it!”

 

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