Holy hell, we're getting close to the end now, folks. Kicking things off, Hark starts us up with their most excellent Crystalline. The album does a great job of setting a mucky tone, wearing their Soundgarden influences on their sleeves to entertaining effect. But as successfully moody as Hark are, they too are swept away by the fun-time avalanche that is Aborted's The Necrotic Manifesto. So much high-energy, so much riff salad, and the spiritual callbacks to the bands that influence Aborted are a bonus touch. Aborted do a great job of reminding you what we're here for tonight, and so they proceed into the Quarterfinals.
Tonight, Revocation battle with Ne Obviscaris!