I had only heard the name Slaughter To Prevail before, but never heard any of their music or even seen a visual of them, so this is why I was completely shocked by them as they performed at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit on July 14th as support on the Underoath tour (Underoath gallery here). There were already a ton of Slaughter To Prevail t-shirts in the crowd, so I know people were hyped to see them, but I had no preconceived notions about them whatsoever. I did see a few masks in the crowd and wondered what that was about, but I would get my answer quite soon when they hit the stage.
A Russian Deathcore Metal band that wears masks! That’s already up my alley! But within the performance of the first song, I was hooked, These guys kicked ass and are worthy of all the t-shirts worn at this concert. The music of Slaughter To Prevail is heavy and brutal and the crowd let out all that energy in the mosh pit. The band, originally from Yekaterinburg, Russia, but now based in Orlando, Florida, made their voices heard in both anger and disappointment of the actions of war by their homeland throughout their show and put all that energy through their music. I’m a Slaughter To Prevail fan now and they have a hardcore following behind them.