DECIBELS, in its 2012 edition, was heavily dominated by metal. With nearly 17 bands working their chops onstage, it was well-represented and a rather tight contest between all the competing semi professional bands.
Let me start with a kudos to all those in the audience that braved the boiling conditions just to catch the line up for Decibels. It was a HOT, sunny day and the general sound of the next couple of hours was invigorating to say the least.
Pune’s Dark Helm & VIT’s Deviance were amongst the first that took the stage and primarily due to sound and a possible case of nerves, turned out to be letdowns (the latter however redeemed themselves in style on home ground – Riviera 2012). Ontologus was one of the less heavy acts of the day followed by Halahkuh, thrash metal from Pune. White Lady kicked in an 80s punch & things got more progressive with Whet Stone. Beastial Murder, Verses, Rainburn, 30Ton Capacity were among the other participants who put up a good show.
The winners this time round were all Chennai based bands. 83MPH took 3rd place, The Family Cheese came in 2nd & it was prog death metal act Crypted scooping the 1st prize!
Stay tuned to www.highonscore.com as we bring you excerpts from some band interaction!
Meanwhile, catch the rest of the pictures here!