Two generations of high-end death metal powerhouses join forces for an evening of bludgeoning. New Yorkers Immolation just celebrated 30 years of death metal annihilation, their 1991 debut Dawn of Possession still standing strong as an iconic display of sheer metallic brutality, and their later work such as 2017’s Atonement still being a master’s level education in the genre. Denver’s Blood Incantation is a newer force in the extreme metal scene, but have already endeared themselves to the most demanding fans of the genre thanks to their 2016 debut full-length Starspawn. Their take on the genre — soon to be bolstered by their upcoming album, Hidden History of the Human Race — is more quirky and more science-fiction influenced, but the raw energy that propels the best death metal still drives them as well.

Immolation plays with Blood Incantation, Reincarnate, Daemonic, Insineratehymn, Humanoid and Manic at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9 at the Whisky A Go Go.

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