When: Tue., Nov. 27, 9 p.m. 2012
GAZA Heavy music isn't necessarily aggressive, even when it comes in clashing and raging like Gaza. The band's chopped, math-rock crust, if anything, evinces desperation: a severe adverse reaction to organized religion and its societal effects, coupled with and soured by knowledge of its power. Not an ultimately surprising tack for a band from Salt Lake City — hub and headquarters for all things Mormon — though that church is far from their only target. The band's discordant, Converge-esque approach twists metal and hardcore into an occasionally gruesome mess of incompatible chords and hoarse roars. In short, they sound pretty fucking pissed. With Young and in the Way, Code Orange Kids, Full of Hell, and Narratives.