I drove down to Deep Ellum last evening to see the FIRST and ONLY Metal Mariachi Band on the planet. After having seen a few of the online videos from previous shows I knew I was in for a good show. I WAS WRONG! It was a fucking AWESOME show that I had no idea of it’s kind even existed.
I, as always, arrived early and before I could even get close to the door was greeted by one of the members of the band who had recognized me and came to introduce himself to me. I had gotten there while Metalachi was doing their sound check and could hear the sounds flowing to the outside as clear as day. We spoke for several moments and I moved on to just take a look around outside before the doors opened.
The opening band “ARM THA HOMELESS”: A tribute to Rage Against The Machine, played a strong set that was very well put together and quite the show to boot.
After a short intermission for stage reset, Metalachi made their way to the stage for what I will describe as a spectacle of wonder and amazement, one that seemed to be prescribed just for me at the time. These Mariachi made that which is truly Mexican in culture, to cross lines into what is coarsely known as Heavy Metal, seem like it was something that had been around since the beginning of time. The lights were, as always, pristine at Trees Dallas and the ease at which the audience became involved in this amazing show was nothing less than incredible. I found myself screaming out the lyrics of such metal tunes as “Crazy Train” and “Rainbow In the Dark” just as every soul around me was doing as well.
After a short intermission there was a complete wardrobe change that was..WELL, let’s just say it left nothing to the imagination. I will leave the surprise intact for YOU so that you can see it for yourself when YOU go to a venue near you and see Metalachi perform live. During this part of the show the band invited an unsuspecting young lady to the stage to be a part of the show or actually to become THE SHOW. I will also leave that for you to see live, I wouldn’t want to be a spoiler for you. I will say this..”It was “Raining Blood” for the closure.
I will add that if Metalachi comes anywhere within a few hundred miles of your home and you don’t make the trip to see them you are missing what I will say was the absolute best entertainment I have witnessed in many years, ALL INCLUSIVE. I will make an attempt to see this band, Metalachi, every time they are near enough for me to make the show.
Get up, get out, and for fuck sake go see Metalachi as soon as you can at a live venue near you.