Napalm Death, Melvins primal at Ogden Theatre

It would be easy to describe Napalm Death’s sound simply – a hint of rhythm behind 12 chainsaws in 12 blenders, for instance, each song blurting a primal scream that clocks in at less than 10 seconds (most of the time).

Foals tear through a landmark set at the Ogden Theatre

When they're in the United States, Foals is America’s boldest and most intense hard-rock band. That said, the “eclectic” indie band actually hails from the United Kingdom, having cut their teeth at the sleepy Abingdon Music Centre in Oxfordshire, England, which also bred Radiohead.