Their sound, however, ain't godly. Their brand of metal is flat-out dirty, speedy and full of cock-rockin' riffs. (Their sexed-up videos for the singles "Bat Country" -- which is landing on video game soundtracks -- and "Beast and the Harlot" are worth a peek.) A7X, as they're commonly called, are blowing up, and they'll hit town today with Coheed and Cambria, who are reminiscent of Faith No More. C&C's ability to create orchestral head-banging metal that's neither trite nor ironic is pretty damn amazing. Their latest single, "Welcome Home," starts off with a Spanish guitar intro that bursts into straight-up, ball-smashing rawk. If you can handle the hardcore riffs and metallic posturing, check out this head-bangin' show.
Mon., April 17, 8 p.m.