Few subgenres can set the pulse racing like German metal. German bands — Accept, Rammstein, Scorpions — tend to perform in ways that skew them toward symphonic and danceable angles. While most other metal groups make you want to bang your head, German bands make you want to sing opera and swing your partner. Teutonic rock gods Destruction sound a bit more abrasive — rocking out faster, harder, and tighter than the rest of its ilk. It seems like yesterday face-melting classic album "Release from Agony" hit the shelves, but unbelievably Destruction is out to (presumably) destroy North America with its 30th anniversary tour.
Destruction performs with Krisiun and Exmortus on Friday, April 11, 6:30 p.m. at Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. Tickets are $20 via Frontgatetickets.com.