Dredge is an experimental metal band from Dubuque, IA. They played a Rock n Rail night at The Frequency. As always, Rock n Rail nights are a very eclectic mix of bands. I did not care for the first couple acts, but Dredge surprised me. I really didn’t know what to expect having only heard a couple songs on Myspace before going to the show.
It is unfortunate that they came all the way to Madison on the eve of Thanksgiving to play for just 2 locals. Everyone else in the room was from the other band, and they were also from Dubuque. Dredge still put on a solid show and won my interest. Very heavy technical metal. If I had to classify it, I would place it near death metal but not as evil. If they come to town I will go check them out again.