Fall of Olympus
The Odyssey is an epic poem about Greek hero Odysseus’s10 year journey home from the 10 year waged Trojan War. It’s chock full of sex, violence and heavily metaled men getting into adventures with mythical beasts. It’s perfect fodder for brutally dark anthems and no doubt has been mind for years, for just that.
Fall of Olympus is a thrash/death metal band from West Palm Beach who is celebrating their decade long, debauched, tenure in the South Florida music scene. As cross overs go, Fall of Olympus is more metal and heavy than hardcore or punk, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t get down with those genres too. In fact, upon listening to them riff and pound with voice shredding vocals, one might be understood for likening their sound in part to bands like Earth Crisis, Candiria, Mushuggah or any number of bands that burned a path through the underground in the late 90’s, early aughts. Politics aside, most of those bands had fans that tip toed between both genres of music: metal and punk.
In the Greek story, Hephaestus was thrown from Olympus for various reasons, which are mostly disputed based on which text it comes from. However, the basic consensus is that Zeus and Hera thought Hephaestus to be lame. (Seriously, that’s what it says in the text.) Only to be royally outsmarted by the Olympian who refused to come home and right the carnage he wrought on the Gods. So, you know basically a total badass who was taking shit from no one.
So, it seems only appropriate that Fall of Olympus would take their name from such a story. They’re a bunch of bad ass metal dudes who have survived the first half of their story, only to move on to the next chapter; whatever that may be. A decade is a long time for any band of the extreme ilk to stay together; either they have the will of a champion or they refuse to quit. Whatever the case Respectables is going to have the honor of watching these minotaurs thrash and destroy whatever crosses their path, like they have for the first 10 years of their existence. Let’s get pissed and rule the pit!
Fall of Olympus plays Respectable Street in West Palm Beach with Whisky Walls and Armageddon Man on November 18. Doors are at 9pm, 18+ admission is $5.