In what seems like a lifetime ago (read: six years) I once ran into current COMANCHE drummer Jason Presto at a Magrudergrind show at Allston basement space the Library. Aside from Japanese thrashers World Downfall stealing the show following one of Cryptic Warning's last sets before changing their name to Revocation and becoming world conquering Relapse-signed titans, what really sticks out in my mind from that day was Presto's killer Anodyne Lifetime of Gray Skies shirt.
The Library and Anodyne are long dead, but Presto has since formed Comanche, recorded a demo in October, released it on bandcamp last Tuesday and killed it Friday night down the Allston block from the old Library space at Wadzilla Mansion.
Opening for Living Void, Ancient Filth, and Scaphism, Comanche hypnotized with a densely melodic meld of hardcore, sludge and drone. The show started a little late and by the time it finally began, Wadzilla was packed to the walls, which explains why the camera's up in bassist Jared Cerretti's face and half of Comanche's vocal attack, guitarist Andre Hester, is left unseen off camera.