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Best metal performance: Genghis Tron
There are moments amid Genghis Trons machine-like guitar assault where the noise suddenly stopped, and the songs opened up for some trip-hop-like keyboard effects. Genghis Tron ups the tension by alternating its grinding guitars and growling vocals with spacey keyboard solos and some left-field synthesized rhythms. Its not quite techno, and its not quite industrial, but it would certainly work for a laser light show.
Read more about Genghis Trons SXSW performance here.